Haverford station

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Haverford station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Haverford, Pennsylvania. It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains with the exception of a few express runs, and is located on Haverford Station Road.

Haverford
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Haverford station
Location50 Haverford Station Road
Haverford, PA
Coordinates40°00′50″N 75°18′01″W / 40.0140°N 75.3003°W / 40.0140; -75.3003Coordinates: 40°00′50″N 75°18′01″W / 40.0140°N 75.3003°W / 40.0140; -75.3003
Owned byAmtrak[1]
Operated bySEPTA
Line(s)Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus transport SEPTA Suburban Bus: 105, 106 (on Lancaster Avenue)
Construction
Parking169 spaces (80 daily, 89 permit)
Bicycle facilities3 racks (6 bicycles)
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Opened1880
ElectrifiedSeptember 11, 1915[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2011)375[3] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Bryn Mawr
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line Ardmore
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Bryn Mawr
toward Chicago
Main Line Ardmore
Bryn Mawr
toward Paoli
Paoli Line Ardmore

Originally called Haverford College Station, the station house on the north side of the grade was built in 1880 (although some sources claim the origins to be roughly around 1870) by the Wilson Brothers architectural firm for the Pennsylvania Railroad,[4] and is one of the historic station buildings on this line built before 1930.

PRR commuter rail time table between Haverford and Philadelphia, 1966

The Pennsylvania Railroad operated commuter rail services at Haverford until merging with the New York Central in 1968 becoming the Penn Central which then filed for bankruptcy in 1970. Conrail was then responsible for operating all the former PRR commuter rail services including over the Main Line to Paoli/Thorndale Line until 1983 when SEPTA took over all regional rail operations in South Eastern Pennsylvania.

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 6:05 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. excluding holidays. There are 169 parking spaces at the station. This station is 9.1 track miles from Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station were 375 and the average total weekday alightings was 416.[3]

A westbound Paoli Local train at Haverford station.

Station layoutEdit

Haverford has two low-level side platforms with pathways connecting the platforms to the inner tracks.

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Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4      Paoli/​Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Bryn Mawr)
← Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 3      Paoli/​Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Bryn Mawr)
← Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 2 Amtrak services do not stop here →
     Paoli/​Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Ardmore)
Track 1 Amtrak services do not stop here →
     Paoli/​Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Ardmore)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, station house, parking

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  4. ^ Existing Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Archived 2008-05-12 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  Media related to Haverford (SEPTA Regional Rail station) at Wikimedia Commons