SEPTA officially cut the ribbon on the new Conshohocken Station along the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line on November 9th. Service to the new station began on November 6th.
The new station, located at 36 West Washington Street near the banks of the Schuylkill River, was built just upriver from the former station. The stop averages approximately 500 weekday riders, which makes it one of the busiest Regional Rail stations according to SEPTA.
“This station provides accessible Regional Rail service to a growing area of Montgomery County, with a recent boom of residential and commercial development in the borough,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. “I am proud of the Board’s commitment to investing in projects that not only improve mobility, but also build communities and support regional economic growth.”
The fully ADA accessible station features a new building and passenger shelters; high-level platforms; an accessible parking area; a new grade crossing for vehicular and pedestrian traffic at Oak Street; and new signage and lighting. The Schuylkill River Trail was realigned to accommodate the new station and grade crossing.
“Station accessibility is a core part of SEPTA’s capital program,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “With the opening of the new Conshohocken Station, we are one step closer to reaching our goal of making SEPTA easier to use and more accessible to all.”
According to SEPTA, this project would not have been possible without Pennsylvania Act 89, the state’s comprehensive transportation funding law passed in November 2013. Act 89 has enabled SEPTA to invest millions of dollars in the transit network throughout the region.