Parkesburg Amtrak station on the eastbound track 1.
|Location||501 Maple Street, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania|
|Line(s)||Keystone Corridor (Main Line)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Passengers (FY 2017)||44,568 |
Parkesburg is an Amtrak train station located between Lancaster and Philadelphia at West First Avenue and South Culvert Street in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania. It is served by most Amtrak Keystone Service trains. A station building exists at the stop, but is not currently used as a ticket office. The distance between Parkesburg and the next westbound station (Lancaster) is the longest distance between stations (23 miles (37 km)) anywhere within the Pennsylvania section of the Keystone Service.
From c. 1914 until 1972, Parkesburg Tower was located near the Atlantic Avenue bridge. The tower served as a communication/signalling point for westbound (to Lancaster and beyond) trains, and a routing location for eastbound trains entering the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. A small service yard was also located nearby for both track service and to assist with sideling switching. Parkesburg Station once was the western-most stop for the SEPTA R5 commuter line since 1990 (now the Paoli/Thorndale Line). It was truncated to Downingtown in November 1996 because of the need for trains to deadhead to Lancaster to turn around. It has since been re-extended to Thorndale, a few miles west of Downingtown.
In 1984, the station appeared in the movie Witness .
Parkesburg 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||← Keystone Service toward Harrisburg (Lancaster) |
← Pennsylvanian does not stop here
|No service||← No regular service →|
|Track 1||Pennsylvanian does not stop here → |
Keystone Service toward Philadelphia or New York (Coatesville) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
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