Two level station

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dstern350

New Member
I am looking for some real world terminals similar to Jamaica Station in Queens NY where the trains platform above the street and there is another whole level below for subways. I would like to base a terminal on something that maybe has freight on one level and passengers below. Is anyone familiar with a similar real world setup?

thanks.
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
The only station I know of that has trains on two levels is the Pennsy station in NYC. Amtrak and the commuters (e.g. NJT) are on one level and the subway proper is on a different level.
 

MGWSY

Active Member
Here are a few I can think of that have two levels of track.

Secaucus, NJ, Amtrak, NJT on NEC on top and NJT on the bottom.

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.761131,-74.075433&spn=0.002186,0.003471&t=h&z=19

Newark, NJ Amtrak, NJT on NEC on lower level and Path on upper level.

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.734023,-74.163482&spn=0.004375,0.006942&t=h&z=18

30th St Station in Philadelphia also has NEC on lower level and Septa on upper level.

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=39.957003,-75.182072&spn=0.004425,0.006942&t=h&z=18

There are a few stations on the North East Corridor that have 2 level setups.
 

otiscnj

Well-Known Member
I would think it would make more sense to put the passengers on the top level, and freight on the bottom, if such a set up has actually been built. When you say 'freight,' do you mean mail and express?

I'd add Reading Terminal to Mark's list, as the train shed was on the second or 3rd floor, and the subway ran underneath the street in front of the head house.
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
Here are a few I can think of that have two levels of track.

30th St Station in Philadelphia also has NEC on lower level and Septa on upper level.
Wow, I've been to/through Philly 30th Street Station many times and I didn't realize there was more than one level of tracks. Must not be too observant.... But I guess I always just go from Amtrak to Taxi and back.
 

dstern350

New Member
I would think it would make more sense to put the passengers on the top level, and freight on the bottom, if such a set up has actually been built. When you say 'freight,' do you mean mail and express?

I'd add Reading Terminal to Mark's list, as the train shed was on the second or 3rd floor, and the subway ran underneath the street in front of the head house.
I meant freight as items that would be unloaded at an urban terminal to be distributed by trucks to stores and such. I would think that the heavier trains would need to be below.
 




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