Because of the historical nature of the station and area, any improvements to the site must go through the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Section 106 Review Process.

THE CCC FULLY SUPPORTS BRINGING THE STATION INTO ADA COMPLIANCE AND FIRST ADVOCATED FOR THOSE IMPROVEMENTS IN 2009. We join with other local officials and organizations that believe that SEPTA's  current design, which did not come to public attention until February 2017,  threatens the viability of the historic station building. As an official Consulting Partner, the CCC submitted comprehensive comments calling into question SEPTA's design, the amount of public input for this project, its failure to consider the entire area effected by the project, and the report's conclusions.  We also voiced our concerns at a May 31 meeting of Concerned Parties convened by the FTA.

The current design moves most commuter traffic away from the Trumbauer building, increasing the possibility of the decline of the structure due to neglect. Further, the pedestrian overpass detracts from the station and surrounding historic communities and causes an unnecessary loss of parking.   

The CCC believes that SEPTA must seriously explore alternatives to its current plans. Our comments include alternatives that will bring the station into ADA compliance and preserve the historic nature of the station and  surrounding community. 

The Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station is a local treasure and gateway to both Jenkintown Borough and Cheltenham Township. The station was designed by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer and is on the National Register of Historic Places in its own right and as part of the Wyncote Historic District as a contributing resource.


SEPTA is in the design phase of this $23.52M project and has submitted documents that include  plans for high-level platforms bordering the tracks along the South Lot and a massive 4-5 story pedestrian overpass that will rise above the Greenwood Avenue Bridge parapet. Per federal regulations for historic sites, SEPTA has submitted an Area of Potential Effect Report and a Determination of Effects Report that concluded this project will have no detrimental effect on the historic nature of the station or surrounding historic areas. WE DO NOT AGREE. 

Take Action!

Let the officials know that the current SEPTA design is unacceptable and that SEPTA must engage with the community to find an alternative that brings the station into ADA compliance while preserving the historic nature of the area and assuring the future of the existing station.


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where you can send your comments.

cheltenham chamber of citizens


      See the List of Contacts
where you can send your comments.

* Image Source: SEPTA APE Report, February 2017T

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