Station with downtown Downingtown in the background
|Location||198 West Lancaster Avenue|
and Stuart Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
|Operated by||Amtrak & SEPTA|
|Line(s)||Keystone Corridor (Main Line)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Structure type||Enclosed plexiglas shelters|
|Parking||360 spaces (226 daily, 134 municipal)|
|Bicycle facilities||2 racks (4 spaces)|
|Station code||DOW (Amtrak)|
|Fare zone||4 (SEPTA)|
|February 24, 1992||Pennsylvania Railroad depot burned|
|Passengers (FY 2017)||87,443 |
|Passengers (2012)||359 (weekday boardings) (SEPTA)|
Downingtown station is a commuter and intercity passenger rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at West Lancaster Avenue & Stuart Avenue in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. It is served by most Amtrak Keystone Service and SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line trains, and until November 7, 2011, the eastbound Amtrak Pennsylvanian on Sundays only.
The original Downingtown station was built in the 19th century by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and was destroyed by fire in the early morning of February 24, 1992.The foundation from the old station can still be seen today.
There is no ticket office at this station. There are 360 parking spaces for daily parking at the station–223 spaces are owned by SEPTA, and the remaining are part of an adjacent municipal lot. This is 32.8 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. Downingtown is the western-most Amtrak station on the Keystone Corridor that is also served by SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale service. Additionally, the Krapf's Transit Route "A" and TMACC Evening Link buses serve the station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 359, and the average total weekday alightings was 315.
Downingtown has two low-level side platforms. A center track is not used for passenger service.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Track 2||← Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Thorndale (Terminus) |
← Keystone Service toward Harrisburg (Coatesville)
← Pennsylvanian does not stop here
|No service||← No regular service →|
|Track 1||Pennsylvanian does not stop here → |
Keystone Service toward Philadelphia or New York (Exton) →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Whitford) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|B||Underpass||Crossunder between platforms|
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