Elm Street station

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Elm Street
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The Elm Street station seen from the lone platform in September 2013. The yard at Elm Street is visible in the distance.
LocationElm & Markley Streets
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°07′22″N75°20′42″W / 40.1227°N 75.3450°W / 40.1227; -75.3450
Owned by SEPTA
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parking246 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Main Street Manayunk/Norristown Line Terminus
Former services
Preceding station Lehigh Valley Transit Company Following station
Lansdale
via Washington Square, Acorn, and Broad Street stations
toward Allentown
Liberty Bell High Speed Line
Until 1951
Main Street
toward 69th Street
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Main Street
toward North Broad
Norristown Branch Terminus
Terminus Stony Creek Branch Hartranft
toward Lansdale

Elm Street station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Located at Elm and Markley Streets, it is the last stop on the Norristown section of the Manayunk/Norristown Line. It includes a 219-space parking lot. In FY 2013, Elm Street station had a weekday average of 300 boardings and 257 alightings. [1]

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The station was originally built by the Lehigh Valley Transit Company as a trolley station with service to Lansdale and Allentown and connecting with what is now the Norristown High Speed Line (formerly the Liberty Bell High Speed Line) at Lafayette Street. Service was changed to connect with the Reading Railroad some time after 1953 with the demise of Liberty Bell Limited.

Station layout

P
Platform level
Storage track← No passenger service →
All trains     Manayunk/Norristown Line toward 30th Street or University City (Main Street – Norristown)
     Manayunk/Norristown Line alighting passengers only →
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street levelExit/entrance and parking

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References

  1. "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 62" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. (539 KB)
Old Norristown station configuration. The Lehigh Valley Transit Company's Liberty Bell High Speed Line was a continuation of the existing Norristown High Speed Line along Swede Road and then E. Airy Street before turning onto Markley Street where it meets up with the existing Manayunk/Norristown Line. The current Manayunk/Norristown Line continued to Valley Forge instead of going to Main Street along Lafayette Street. OldNorristownJunction.jpg
Old Norristown station configuration. The Lehigh Valley Transit Company's Liberty Bell High Speed Line was a continuation of the existing Norristown High Speed Line along Swede Road and then E. Airy Street before turning onto Markley Street where it meets up with the existing Manayunk/Norristown Line. The current Manayunk/Norristown Line continued to Valley Forge instead of going to Main Street along Lafayette Street.