Posts Tagged ‘SEPTA 102 Trolley’

Oakview Station SEPTA Route 102 Trolley Upper Darby PA

August 17, 2009

Oakview SEPTA 102 Trolley Station Upper Darby PAWelcome to the Oakview Station on the SEPTA Route 102 Trolley Line located in Upper Darby PA.

The station itself is located at the Creek Rd bridge in Upper Darby.  It is the southernmost stop in Upper Darby just above Darby Creek.  It offers quick access to the Swedish Cabin, Darby Creek, and several residential areas in lower Upper Darby Township.

There is no assigned parking at the stop for commuters but it does have some limited space for dropping off and picking up passengers.  The platforms are also within walking distance of several residential areas.  On a relative basis this is one of the more remote stations on the system and does not have a large commercial, industrial, or residential base from which to draw passenger volume.  The video will provide a better feel for the area:

This station has easy access to several different communities so the local real estate is better covered by stations directly serving those areas.

If you live in the area and need a convenient connection to downtown Philadelphia, Sharon Hill, or any of the spots between, this is a convenient station to connect into the system.  If you are looking for a commuting station with ample parking, there are better options available.

As always, should you have any comments or need any additional information, please let me know anytime.

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Aldan Pa Station – SEPTA 102 Trolley Line

March 23, 2009

Aldan PA SEPTA 102 TrolleyWelcome to Aldan Borough Pennsylvania

Today we are visiting the Aldan PA SEPTA 102 Trolley Line Station located in the center of Aldan at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Providence Rd.  Aldan Bourough Pa is located just south of Clifton Heights, east of Upper Darby and Springfield, north of Collingdale and Sharon Hill, and generally west of Lansdowne and Darby.

The SEPTA 102 Line runs from the 69th Street Terminal to Sharon Hill.  This station is just two stops south of where it crosses the SEPTA R3 Regional Rail Line which runs from Center City out to Media/Elwyn.  This line runs down the center of Woodlawn Ave through the center of Aldan and does not have any designated parking although street parking is available.  There is some additional parking adjacent to the R3 Station.  With frequent service, this is a great local pick up point located adjacent to the Borough Hall and the Aldan Elementary School.  The video will provide some additional details:

In general, real estate pricing has held up here better than in many sections of the county.  After reaching a peak of 91 sales in 2004, sales volume has decreased across the board to 72 sales in 2005, 61 in 2006, 49 in 2007, 42 in 2008, and 18 in the last six months.  Despite this declining sales rate, prices have remained relatively solid until just recently.  In 2004 the average sales price was $158,000 which then jumped to $184,000 in 2005.  Since then, there has been very little movement with prices averaging $188,000 in 2006, $189,000 in 2007, $182,000 in 2008, and $186,000 for the last six months.  Currently, there are an additional 32 homes on the market with an average list price of $185,000 and seven pending sales with an average list price of $158,000.  When these properties settle, we will see the average sales price going down a bit further.

So compared to many communities in the area, Aldan has proven to be one of the more stable areas.  The Borough remains popular with easy access to both the R3 Regional Rail and the SEPTA 102 Trolley providing quick access to Center City Philadelphia and the surrounding local communities. 

Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

(All statistics from the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed.)