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Radnor station (SEPTA Regional Rail)

Radnor station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Radnor, Pennsylvania. It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains.

Radnor
SEPTA.svg
Radnor Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Location291 King of Prussia Road
and Radnor Chester Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Coordinates40°02′42″N 75°21′34″W / 40.0449°N 75.3595°W / 40.0449; -75.3595Coordinates: 40°02′42″N 75°21′34″W / 40.0449°N 75.3595°W / 40.0449; -75.3595
Owned byAmtrak[1]
Operated bySEPTA
Line(s)Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus transport SEPTA Suburban Bus: 106
Construction
Parking220 spaces (95 daily, 46 permit, 79 municipal meters)
Bicycle facilities2 racks (4 spaces)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened1872
Rebuilt1999–2002
ElectrifiedSeptember 11, 1915[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2011)487[3] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
St. Davids
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line Villanova
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
St. Davids
toward Chicago
Main Line Upton
St. Davids
toward Paoli
Paoli Line Upton

The Radnor station was originally built in 1872, according to the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings project. It was a replacement for the former Morgan's Corner Station built by the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad.[4] The station was designed by Joseph M. Wilson and Frederick G. Thorn, both later of Wilson Brothers & Company, architects. Radnor's design was a brick variant of Wynnewood Station, with a two-story agent's residence addition. A nearly identical version of Radnor Station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad at Hawkins, just east of Pittsburgh.[5]

After electrification, in 1917 a synchronous compensator for delivering reactive power was installed (see Amtrak's 25 Hz traction power system). This device was later removed.

Between 1999 and 2002, SEPTA restored and renovated the historic station building. The station building was restored, its historic eastbound shelter replaced with a modern structure, and new platforms, ramps, lighting, and signage were installed.

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 5:55 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. excluding holidays. There are 220 parking spaces at the station. This station is 13.0 track miles (21 km) from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 487, and the average total weekday alightings was 623.[3]

Station layoutEdit

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

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4      Paoli/​Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (St. Davids)
← Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 3      Paoli/​Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (St. Davids)
← Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 2 Amtrak services do not stop here →
     Paoli/​Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Villanova)
Track 1 Amtrak services do not stop here →
     Paoli/​Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Villanova)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G 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. ^ Morgan's Corner P&C RR station, 1856 (Existing Railroad Stations in Delaware County, Pennsylvania)
  5. ^ Wilson Brothers & Co., "Catalogue of Work Executed," 1885.

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