St. Martins station

Saint Martins station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located at 311 West Springfield Avenue near the intersection of West Willow Grove and Seminole Avenues, it serves the Chestnut Hill West Line. The station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1883 and was known as Wissahickon Heights until 1906. The station and adjoining St Martins/St Martin's Lane take their present name from the Church of Saint Martin in the Fields, which stands a few hundred feet to the west.

St. Martins
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Location7915 St. Martins Lane
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19118
Owned bySEPTA
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Parking76 spaces
Disabled accessNo
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Opened1883
Electrified1918
Previous namesWissahickon Heights (1883–1906)[1]
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Highland Chestnut Hill West Line Allen Lane
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Highland Chestnut Hill Line Allen Lane

The station is in zone 2 on the Chestnut Hill West Line and is 10.9 track miles from Suburban Station. In 2004, this station saw 215 boardings on an average weekday. It serves numerous Springside Chestnut Hill Academy students daily. It is also a contributing property of the Chestnut Hill Historic District.

The bridge that carries Willow Grove Avenue over the tracks was under repair from Fall 2005 to late Summer 2006, and has a 3-ton weight limit. It is currently scheduled for replacement in 2016.[2]

Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/entrance and parking
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Chestnut Hill West Line toward Chestnut Hill West (Highland)
Inbound      Chestnut Hill West Line toward Temple University (Allen Lane)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "MPMS #76870: Willow Grove Avenue Bridge over SEPTA R8 Rail Line (page 228)" (PDF). DVRPC FY 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program for Pennsylvania. Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Retrieved 23 May 2012.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°03′57″N 75°12′17″W / 40.0658°N 75.2046°W / 40.0658; -75.2046