FRN9 wrote:I believe there was a fire in the station around 1980 and it was decided not to rebuild. It was the last place one could change between the Cynwood line and the Paoli line.Yes, I heard that this was used after the fire and had something like 200 boardings a day. Why would they close it if it was still in working order?
FRN9 wrote:Maybe the people from the main line were scared of the people from west philly.Hmmm, but if Septa or PRR was making money why close it? Back then west philly was actually nice.
rbreslow wrote:West Philly is great today.FRN9 wrote:Maybe the people from the main line were scared of the people from west philly.Hmmm, but if Septa or PRR was making money why close it? Back then west philly was actually nice.
delvyrails wrote:For the station's last four passenger censuses, the number of boarding Paoli Line passengers at 52nd Street station were:It's safe to assume 52nd Street was a flag stop by 1978?
There is no listing for Fall 1980 (closed by that time). The Ivy Ridge Line did not serve 52nd Street during this time period.
rbreslow wrote:Wow, why did they even make the damn waste of money?Because when it was built, West Philly was an affluent area with business out the wa-zoo. West Philly suffered hard at the hands of white flight, and the condition of the neighborhood led right to the closure of the station.