CONSHOHOCKEN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY (November 9, 2023) – SEPTA today gathered with elected officials and other stakeholders to cut the ribbon at the new Conshohocken Station along the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line. Service to the new station began on Monday, November 6.
The new station, located at 36 W. Washington St., was built directly to the west of the former station, which allowed SEPTA to continue operations during construction and minimize the disruption to riders. With an average of approximately 500 weekday riders, Conshohocken Station is one of SEPTA’s busiest Regional Rail stations.
“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.”
Construction on the approximately $15 million project began in November 2019, and it will continue into early 2024 to decommission the former Conshohocken Station. SEPTA used a hybrid approach to construction to leverage outside expertise with the strengths of internal resources to increase overall productivity and cost-effectiveness.
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; 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.”
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.
The Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line timetable is available for download here.