Thorndale station (SEPTA)

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Thorndale
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Thorndale R5.JPG
Location201 South Bailey Road, Thorndale, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′33″N75°45′45″W / 39.9926°N 75.7626°W / 39.9926; -75.7626 Coordinates: 39°59′33″N75°45′45″W / 39.9926°N 75.7626°W / 39.9926; -75.7626
Owned by Amtrak [1]
Operated by SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg Krapf's Transit Route "A"
Aiga bus trans.svg TMACC Evening Link
Construction
Parking447 spaces (300 daily, 147 permit)
Bicycle facilities2 racks (6 spaces)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
History
OpenedNovember 22, 1999 (1999-11-22) [2]
Traffic
Passengers (2011)473 [3] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Terminus Paoli/Thorndale Line
suspended
Downingtown

Thorndale station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Thorndale, Pennsylvania. Located on South Bailey Road and East Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30 Business), it serves the Paoli/Thorndale Line. While Thorndale station is the terminus of SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line service, the tracks continue (with service by Amtrak), to points west, including Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and beyond.

Contents

This station is 35.2 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 473, and the average total weekday alightings was 440. [3]

History

The R5 line (now Paoli/Thorndale Line) originally ended further west in Parkesburg, but service was cut back to Downingtown in 1996. Thorndale station opened on November 22, 1999 as an extension of the R5 service from Downingtown. The station was built to serve the rapidly growing population of Chester County and reduce congestion on area roads. [2]

Station layout

There is no ticket office at this station. There are 447 parking spaces at the station for daily parking as well as SEPTA permit parking.

This station is wheelchair-accessible with short lengths of high-level platforms on both sides of the tracks. The platforms have bridge plates which allow a wheelchair to cross the gap between the platform and the train when it is stopped at the platform.

GStreet levelExit/entrance, parking
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4     Paoli/Thorndale Line termination track
Track 3← Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 2 Amtrak services do not stop here →
Track 1     Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Downingtown)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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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 May 21, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. 1 2 Schogol, Marc (November 21, 1999). "SEPTA extends the R5 line to Thorndale". The Philadelphia Inquirer . p. 31. Retrieved February 22, 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  3. 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.