Downingtown station

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Downingtown
SEPTA.svg
Downingtown Station Pennsylvania 2018a.jpg
Station with downtown Downingtown in the background
Location198 West Lancaster Avenue
and Stuart Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
Coordinates 40°00′09″N75°42′37″W / 40.002545°N 75.710363°W / 40.002545; -75.710363
Owned by Amtrak [1]
Operated byAmtrak & SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg Krapf's Transit Route "A"
Aiga bus trans.svg TMACC Evening Link
Construction
Structure typeEnclosed plexiglas shelters
Parking360 spaces (226 daily, 134 municipal)
Bicycle facilities2 racks (4 spaces)
Other information
Station codeDOW (Amtrak)
Fare zone4 (SEPTA)
History
Opened19th century
Rebuilt1990s
Key dates
February 24, 1992Pennsylvania Railroad depot burned [2]
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017)87,443 [3] Increase2.svg 12.7%(Amtrak)
Passengers (2012)359 (weekday boardings) [4] (SEPTA)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Coatesville
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service Exton
toward New York
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Thorndale
Terminus
Paoli/Thorndale Line Whitford
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Lancaster
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian Exton
toward New York
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Coatesville
Closed 1996
toward Parkesburg
Parkesburg Line
Discontinued 1996
Whitford
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Coatesville
toward Chicago
Main Line Whitford
Thorndale
toward Chicago
Woodbine

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.

Contents

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. [2] The foundation from the old station can still be seen today. [5]

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. [4]

Station layout

Downingtown has two low-level side platforms. A center track is not used for passenger service.

P
Platform level
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
BUnderpassCrossunder between platforms

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References

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  2. 1 2 McKinney, Kevin (February 25, 1992). "Blaze Destroys Historic Train Station in Downingtown". The Philadelphia Inquirera. p. B1, B7 . Retrieved March 30, 2018 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  3. "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. 1 2 "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  5. Pennsylvania Railroad Stations Past and Present

Coordinates: 40°00′09″N75°42′37″W / 40.002545°N 75.710363°W / 40.002545; -75.710363