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Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station ADA Compliance Project 

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Jenkintown-Wyncote ADA Compliance Project Design Renderings

* Image Source: SEPTA APE Report, February 2017T

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. 



SEPTA has posted updated information for the project to bring the Jenkintown Train Station into ADA compliance. According to the current posting, the project remains in the design phase with construction scheduled to begin some time between 2025 and 2027. 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. As of now,  SEPTA estimates the cost of the ADA modifications at $50.28M.


All trains will stop at the new extended platform adjacent to the South Lot.  The Pedestrian Tower was originally to be connected to a proposed Pitcairn retail/office complex. Plans for a complex on the Pitcairn site  site are now on hold and are not linked to the SEPTA project. Traffic patterns at the station will also be modified. 


The historic Trumbauer Station will no longer be used for commuter purposes. The commercial space in the building has been vacant since 2010 when the restaurant Mio Pomodero close its doors.


 SEPTA committed to maintain the historic building "for at least 10 years." That promise was made more than 5 years ago.