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Strafford
SEPTA.svg
Strafford Pennsylvania Train Station.jpg
Location 97 Old Eagle School Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Owned by Amtrak
Operated by SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Construction
Parking 289 spaces (115 daily, 103 permit, 71 remote permit)
Bicycle facilities 4 racks (8 spaces)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
Electrified September 11, 1915
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 780 (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Devon
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line Wayne
toward Temple University
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Devon
toward Paoli
Paoli Line Wayne
Preceding station Philadelphia and Western Railroad Following station
Terminus Strafford Branch
Until 1956
Wayne
toward 69th Street
Strafford Railroad Station
Location Strafford, Pennsylvania
Architect Joseph M. Wilson and Frederick G. Thorn
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake
NRHP reference No. 84003226
Added to NRHP 1984

Strafford station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at Old Eagle School Road and Crestline Road, in Tredyffrin Township, and it is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains.

From 1873 to 1883, the building served as the railway station for Wayne, Pennsylvania. In 1883, the building was moved to its current location in Strafford, which was then called Eagle. The name was changed to Strafford in 1887. The landmark building was constructed in the "Eastlake" or "Stick" architectural style popular from 1855 to 1877. In 1911 the Philadelphia and Western Railroad extended their Strafford Branch to the station which lasted until 1956. The train station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Rumors that the station had originally been one of the buildings used in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia are unfounded.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) restored the station between 1999 and 2002 after damage from a June, 1999 fire. Work included restoring the historic station building as well as the outbound shelter. The station was made ADA-compliant with ramps to the platforms. Mini-high-level platforms will be installed after the Amtrak Keystone Corridor project is complete.

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays from 5:50 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., excluding holidays. There are 289 parking spaces at the station, including SEPTA permit parking in nearby lots.

This station is 15.4 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2017, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 780, and the average total weekday alightings was 621.

Station layout

Strafford has two low-level side platforms with pathways connecting the platforms to the inner tracks.

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4      Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Devon)
← Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 3      Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Devon)
← Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 2 Amtrak services do not stop here →
     Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Wayne)
Track 1 Amtrak services do not stop here →
     Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Wayne)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance, station house, parking
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