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Location 2 Greenwood Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s) SEPTA Main Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 77
Parking 430-space parking lot
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access No
Other information
Fare zone 3
Opened 1859 (NPRR)
Rebuilt March 24, 1932 (Reading)
Electrified July 26, 1931
Previous names Jenkintown
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Elkins Park
toward Airport
Airport Line Glenside
Elkins Park Lansdale/​Doylestown Line Glenside
toward Doylestown
Elkins Park
toward Penn Medicine
Warminster Line Glenside
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line Noble
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Elkins Park
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch Glenside
toward Bethlehem
Terminus New York Branch Noble
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Wayne Junction
toward Philadelphia
Philadelphia – Jersey City
West Trenton
Jenkintown Wyncote Station
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
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Location Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA
Built 1872
Architect Horace Trumbauer
Architectural style Queen Anne
Part of Wyncote Historic District (ID86002884)
NRHP reference No. 14001103
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 29, 2014
Designated CP October 16, 1986

Jenkintown–Wyncote station (originally Jenkintown station) is a major SEPTA Regional Rail station along the SEPTA Main Line in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and West Avenue on the border of Jenkintown and the Wyncote neighborhood of Cheltenham Township, with a mailing address in Jenkintown. It is the sixth-busiest station in the Regional Rail system, and the busiest outside Center City. Despite this, the station is not wheelchair accessible. However, SEPTA has plans to make the station wheelchair accessible by 2020.


Jenkintown–Wyncote station was originally built in 1872 by the North Pennsylvania Railroad, and replaced in 1932 by the Reading Railroad. The 1932-built structure remains to this day, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. It currently lies in fare zone 3 and includes a parking lot with 450 spaces. The West Trenton Line branches off of the SEPTA Main Line at this station.


This station is served by the Lansdale/Doylestown Line, Warminster Line, and West Trenton Line. These three rail lines make Jenkintown-Wyncote the sixth-busiest station in SEPTA's Regional Rail system, and the busiest outside the City of Philadelphia, with 1998 average weekday boardings and 1660 average weekday alightings.

Station layout

Jenkintown–Wyncote has two low-level side platforms connected by a tunnel underneath the tracks.

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Airport Line toward Glenside (Terminus)
     Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward Lansdale, Link Belt, or Doylestown (Glenside)
     Warminster Line toward Glenside or Warminster (Glenside)
     West Trenton Line toward West Trenton (Noble)
Inbound      Airport Line toward Airport (Elkins Park)
     Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward 30th Street Station (Elkins Park)
     Warminster Line toward Penn Medicine (Elkins Park)
     West Trenton Line toward Penn Medicine (Elkins Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, and ticket office


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