Woodcrest station

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Woodcrest
 PATCO  rapid transit station
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A Philadelphia-bound train arrives at the station in 2005
LocationTindale Avenue at Atlantic Avenue
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Coordinates39°52′14″N 75°00′40″W / 39.87045°N 75.01117°W / 39.87045; -75.01117Coordinates: 39°52′14″N 75°00′40″W / 39.87045°N 75.01117°W / 39.87045; -75.01117
Owned byDelaware River Port Authority
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks3 (PATCO), 1 (Atlantic City Line)
Construction
Parking2678 spaces[citation needed]
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1980[1]
Electrified750 volts DC (PATCO only)
Services
Preceding station Delaware River Port Authority Following station
Haddonfield PATCO Speedline
Local
Ashland
toward Lindenwold
Ferry Avenue PATCO Speedline
Philadelphia Express

Woodcrest is a station on the PATCO Lindenwold Line rapid transit system. The station is located in the Woodcrest section of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at the intersection of Woodcrest Road and Melrose Avenue. Woodcrest is the first stop in the outermost (formerly "Blue") fare zone.

History[edit]

Woodcrest was a later addition to the original PATCO system and was designed as a Park and Ride facility with a direct connection to the adjacent Interstate 295 via exit 31. Woodcrest opened in 1980 and features expansive parking facilities that even a quarter century later still do not completely fill up on a typical weekday. The opening of Woodcrest coincided with the delivery of the 46 additional PATCO II transit cars from Vickers Canada to handle the increased rush hour passenger traffic.

Station layout[edit]

Like all PATCO stations, Woodcrest is a two level station. The ticketing and fare control are located on the lower level, which is at ground level. Woodcrest is unique in that it consists of two parallel platforms with a full length pocket track in the middle. The center track is used to originate Woodcrest Local trains during the morning peak period to fill in gaps created by the limited express service.

P
Platform level
NJ Transit      Atlantic City Line does not stop here →
PATCO westbound      PATCO Speedline rush hour express toward Philadelphia (Ferry Avenue)
     PATCO Speedline toward Philadelphia (Haddonfield)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
PATCO westbound      PATCO Speedline toward Philadelphia (Haddonfield)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
PATCO eastbound      PATCO Speedline toward Lindenwold (Ashland)
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baisden, Cheryl L. (2009). Images of America: Delaware River Port Authority. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 111. ISBN 9780738565811.

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