Thomson Avenue station

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Thomson Avenue
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Thomson Avenue station
LocationThomson Avenue near Sidman Drive
Springfield, Pennsylvania.
Coordinates 39°55′16″N75°20′44″W / 39.9211°N 75.3455°W / 39.9211; -75.3455 Coordinates: 39°55′16″N75°20′44″W / 39.9211°N 75.3455°W / 39.9211; -75.3455
Owned bySEPTA
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeOpen shed
ParkingNo
Electrified Overhead lines
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Springfield Mall Route 101 Trolley Woodland Avenue
toward 69th Street

Thomson Avenue station is a SEPTA Route 101 trolley stop in Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It is officially located near Thomson Avenue and Sidman Drive. The platform and shed are located on the south side of Thomson Avenue.

Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Springfield Township, or simply Springfield, is a township in Delaware County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 24,211 at the 2010 census. Springfield is a suburb of Philadelphia, located about 10 miles (16 km) west of the city.

Trolleys arriving at this station travel between 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and Orange Street in Media, Pennsylvania. The station has a shed with a roof where people can go inside when it is raining. This shed is a traditional "Red Arrow" shed located in an area that's both wooded and residential. Because of this, no parking is available at this station. Thomson Avenue climbs a hill on the west side of this stop as it prepares to terminate at Springfield Hospital on Sproul Road (PA 320), which has a stop of its own at Springfield Mall.

Media, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Media is a borough in and the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, about 13 miles (21 km) west of Philadelphia. Media was incorporated in 1850 at the same time that it was named the county seat. The population was 5,327 at the 2010 census, down from 5,533 at the 2000 census. Its school district is the Rose Tree Media School District with Penncrest High School and Springton Lake Middle School. In June 2006, it became the first fair trade town in America. Media promotes itself by its motto: "Everybody's Hometown".

Pennsylvania Route 320 highway in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 320 is a north–south state highway in southeastern Pennsylvania. The southern terminus of the 18.8-mile (30.3 km) long route is at PA 291 in Chester. The northern terminus is at PA 23 in Swedeland. The route passes through suburban areas in Delaware and Montgomery counties to the west of Philadelphia, serving Swarthmore, Springfield, Broomall, Villanova, and Gulph Mills. PA 320 intersects many important highways including U.S. Route 13 and Interstate 95 (I-95) in Chester, US 1 in Springfield, US 30 in Villanova, and I-76 in Gulph Mills. PA 320 runs parallel to I-476 for much of its length and crosses it four times. Even though there are no direct interchanges between I-476 and PA 320, several roads that intersect PA 320 provide access to I-476.

Springfield Mall (Pennsylvania) shopping mall in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania

Springfield Mall is a 589,000-square-foot (54,700 m2) regional shopping mall located approximately 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Philadelphia in Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It is located just off Interstate 476 along Baltimore Pike, near its busy intersection with Pennsylvania Route 320. It is serviced by a number of SEPTA bus lines as well as the mass transit system's Route 101 trolley line at the Springfield Mall station, a rarity for suburban Philadelphia shopping malls, many of which are served solely by bus routes.

Station layout

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Platform level
Bidirectional     Route 101 Trolley toward Media – Orange Street (Springfield Mall)
     Route 101 Trolley toward 69th Street (Woodland Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street levelExit/entrance


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