Overbrook (SEPTA station)


Overbrook (SEPTA station)
Overbrook
SEPTA regional rail
Overbrook Station Philadelphia.jpg
Station statistics
Address 6258 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151
Coordinates 39°59′23.5″N 75°14′59.5″W / 39.989861°N 75.249861°W / 39.989861; -75.249861Coordinates: 39°59′23.5″N 75°14′59.5″W / 39.989861°N 75.249861°W / 39.989861; -75.249861
Lines
  Paoli/Thorndale Line
Connections SEPTA Bus Routes 65, and G
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 1860
Rebuilt 1999-2003
Electrified 1915
Owned by SEPTA
Fare zone 2
Traffic
Passengers (2005) 202,020 steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line

Overbrook Station is an above-ground commuter rail station located in Overbrook at the edge of the City of Philadelphia at 63rd Street and City Line Avenue (US 1).[1] It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains with the exception of several express runs.

The station is the last stop inbound before 30th Street Station in Center City Philadelphia and serves many of the residents of Overbrook Farms and the suburban neighborhoods across City Avenue in neighboring Montgomery County. It is within walking distance of the 63rd and Malvern Loop of the SEPTA Route 10 trolley. Also, the station is the primary station for students of Saint Joseph's University and Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia.

History

The historic station was built around 1860 (according to the Philadelphia Architects and Building project), and the station, platforms, and canopies were restored over a period of four years from 1999 to 2003 in a $9,101,649 (originally $7.2 million) project. Westbound commuters have an open shed.[2]

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 5:40 a.m.-11:05 a.m. and 11:50 a.m.-3:35 p.m. There are 112 parking spaces at the station.

This station is in fare zone 2 and is 5.1 track miles from Suburban Station. In 2003, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 777.

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