Exton station (Pennsylvania)

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Exton
SEPTA.svg
Exton SEPTA and Amtrak station from outbound platform November 2018.jpeg
Exton station in November 2018
Location425 Walkertown Road, Exton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°01′10″N75°37′18″W / 40.0195°N 75.6218°W / 40.0195; -75.6218 Coordinates: 40°01′10″N75°37′18″W / 40.0195°N 75.6218°W / 40.0195; -75.6218
Owned by Amtrak [1]
Operated byAmtrak & SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg SEPTA Suburban Bus : 92
Aiga bus trans.svg Krapf's Transit : Route "A"
Aiga bus trans.svg WCU shuttle [2]
Construction
Parking643 spaces (555 daily, 88 permit)
Bicycle facilities4 racks (8 spaces)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeEXT (Amtrak)
Fare zone4 (SEPTA)
History
Opened1981
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017)151,346 [3] Increase2.svg 11.7%(Amtrak)
Passengers (2012)586 (weekday boardings) [4] (SEPTA)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Downingtown
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
suspended
Paoli
toward New York
Lancaster
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian
suspended
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Whitford
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line Malvern
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Whitford
toward Chicago
Main Line Malvern
Ship Road

Exton station is a train station in Exton, West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. [5] It is served by most Amtrak Keystone Service trains and one daily eastbound Pennsylvanian trip, as well as SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line. The station is located close to the former Whiteland station served by the former Pennsylvania Railroad.

Contents

This station is wheelchair-accessible with high-level platforms on both sides of the tracks. This is 27.7 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total SEPTA weekday boardings at this station was 586. [4]

History

In late 2013, SEPTA developed renderings of a proposed station improvement plan. [6] The plan calls for near-full-length high-level boarding platforms on the inbound and outbound side of the tracks, a station building to be used as a waiting area, an extended exterior waiting canopy, as well as open-air shelters with glass windscreens.

Station layout

There is no ticket office at the station. Unlike other stations served by SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line trains west of Philadelphia along the former Pennsylvania Railroad Main Line, the station is not located within the built-up portion of the community; it is merely a park-and-ride station along PA 100, near the highway's interchange with U.S. Route 30. There are 643 parking spaces at the station. Parking was last expanded in late 2009.

Exton has two high-level side platforms. A center track is occasionally used for Norfolk Southern freight trains passing through the station.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4     Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Thorndale (Whitford)
     Keystone Service toward Harrisburg (Downingtown)
     Pennsylvanian does not stop here
No service← No regular service →
Track 1     Pennsylvanian toward New York (Paoli)
     Keystone Service toward Philadelphia or New York (Paoli)
     Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Malvern)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
GStreet levelExit/entrance, parking

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References

  1. "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. "Exton Train Station Shuttle Bus".
  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. Google Maps
  6. "Exton Station Improvements" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2014.

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