I recall Utica Ave being a fairly busy station as the remaining trains were indeed patronized primarily by commuters. Is it possible that this service then continued from the time PATCO construction began until the time PATCO began operations? I also think that Frankford Jct, North Phila may have been served during this time in addition of course to 30th St. When construction was done as I recall, Lindenwold became the northwesterly-most station of PRSL and any passenger traffic to/from either Camden or Phila was then obligated to use PATCO.
Does anyone agree with my recollection? Was 10/01/1969 the debut of PATCO?
Service over the "main line" between Camden and Haddonfield ended with the beginning of the construction of PATCO in 1966.
This service over the "bridge line" to Philadelphia continued until October 1, 1969. After that point, service was cut back to the station at Lindenwold. The segment past Utica Avenue, now the Atlantic City Line just south of SOUTH RACE was placed out of service at that time. However, it should be noted that this line was never officially abandoned, although it saw no traffic between Park Avenue (JORDAN) and Lindenwold after October 1, 1969.
Oh, one more thing. Yes, the Utica Avenue station was placed in service as a temporary station after the bigger station at Haddonfield on the "main line" was taken out of service and (unfortunatly) demolished.
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