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* Image Source: SEPTA APE Report, February 2017T
Jenkintown-Wyncote ADA Compliance Project Design Renderings
SEPTA's project to bring the Jenkintown Train Station into ADA compliance remains in the design phase with construction scheduled to begin some time between 2023 to 2026. The plan calls for the installation of high level platforms and a Pedestrian Tower located in the South Lot that will serve as the new center of the station. The Pedestrian Tower will have both stairs and an elevator as well as a drop off area in front. The existing drop off area on West Avenue will also be modified. SEPTA estimates the cost of the ADA modifications at $23.52M.
All trains will stop at the new extended platform adjacent to the South Lot. The Pedestrian Tower will may to the proposed Pitcairn retail/office complex. Traffic patterns at the station will also be modified.
The historic Trumbauer Station will no longer be used for commuter purposes. It will be available for commercial lease from SEPTA.
SEPTA has committed to maintain the historic building "for at least 10 years."
Learn about our past efforts for the historic Trumbauer Station here.
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.
We harbor deep concerns about the viability of this historic treasure when it is no longer the center of commuter activity at the station. We will continue our efforts to assure that the station survives for future generations.