Wayne station

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SEPTA.svg Wayne
SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail station
Location177 North Wayne Avenue
and West Avenue
Wayne, PA, 19087
Owned byAmtrak[1]
Operated bySEPTA
Line(s)Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport SEPTA Suburban Bus: 106 (on Lancaster Avenue)
Bus transport theconnector
Parking225 spaces (61 daily, 103 permit, 61 long-term meters)
Bicycle facilities7 racks (14 bicycles)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
ElectrifiedSeptember 11, 1915[2]
Passengers (2011)665[3] (weekday boardings)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line
Former services
Preceding station   Pennsylvania Railroad   Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line
Philadelphia and Western Railroad
next west
P&W Strafford Branch Line
Until 1956
next east
toward 69th Street
Pennsylvania Railroad Station at Wayne
Wayne station is located in Pennsylvania
Wayne station
Wayne station is located in the US
Wayne station
LocationWayne, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°02′45″N 75°23′14″W / 40.0457°N 75.3872°W / 40.0457; -75.3872Coordinates: 40°02′45″N 75°23′14″W / 40.0457°N 75.3872°W / 40.0457; -75.3872
ArchitectUnknown; attributed to Wilson Brothers
Architectural styleStick/Eastlake, Queen Anne
NRHP reference #99000674
Added to NRHP1999[4]

Wayne station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at North Wayne Avenue & West Avenue in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.[5] It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains.

The Wayne station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1882 to 1884, on a design by Washington Bleddyn Powell. The original builder was William H. Bilyeu. It consists of two Victorian buildings flanking the rail lines and connected by an underground tunnel.[6] The station building was restored from 1998 to 2010 with significant local community support and funding. The year after this restoration project began, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The restoration included repair or replacement of the chimney, masonry, windows, doors, and the retaining wall.

SEPTA began a $22.7 million second phase of improvements that replaced the roof, repaired masonry and structural members, and made other upgrades to the station building. The outbound shelter, dating from about 1890, was rebuilt, mostly with new materials. Also installed were ADA-mandated improvements including new high-level platforms, stairs and ramps to the platforms, building modifications, lighting, handrails, and signage.[7] The new platforms, on both the inbound and outbound sides east of the station building, meant that trains no longer stop in front of the station itself, except in special cases.

Until summer 2010, the building housed the Station Cafe & Juice Bar, which served coffee, tea, and other beverages in the mornings and occasionally featured live jazz at night. The cafe left the station shortly before renovations were completed, and re-opened under new ownership shortly after construction was completed. It is now Fabio & Danny's Station Café.

The ticket office at this station is open weekday mornings excluding holidays. There are 225 parking spaces at the station (including metered daily parking in nearby lots).

This station is 14.5 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 665, and the average total weekday alightings was 585.[3]

Wayne station is served by theconnector shuttle bus operated by the King of Prussia District, which connects Paoli/Thorndale Line trains at the station to the business parks in King of Prussia during peak weekday hours.[8]

Station layout[edit]

Wayne has two partially high-level side platforms with pathways connecting the platforms to the inner tracks.

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Strafford)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 3 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Strafford)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 2 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (St. Davids)
Track 1 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (St. Davids)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance, station house, parking


  1. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ Tatnall, Frank (Fall 2015). "A Century of Catenary". Classic Trains. 16 (3): 26.
  3. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  4. ^ Delaware County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
  5. ^ Google Maps
  6. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes James C. Higgins, Jr. & George E. Thomas (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pennsylvania Railroad: Station (Wayne)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  7. ^ SEPTA Unveils Revitalized Historic Wayne Train Station: June 25, 2010 (SEPTA Official News)
  8. ^ "theconnector schedule" (PDF). King of Prussia District. Retrieved February 5, 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Wayne (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons