Downingtown, PA (DOW)

Located between Philadelphia and Lancaster, the village became known in the 18th century for its many mills; prosperity continued in the next century with the arrival of the railroads.

Amtrak/SEPTA Station
159 Viaduct Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Station Hours

Annual Ticket Revenue (FY 2023): $676,529
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2023): 46,438
  • Facility Ownership: Amtrak
  • Parking Lot Ownership: Amtrak
  • Platform Ownership: Amtrak
  • Track Ownership: Amtrak

Jane Brophy
Regional Contact
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The stop in Downingtown consists of an enclosed shelter on a platform. This station serves Amtrak, SEPTA commuter rail and a local transit bus company.

Downingtown, “A Main Street Community,” is located in the Brandywine Valley. Thomas Moore erected a water corn mill in 1716, the first mill in the town and the founding of Downingtown dates from that time. The village was originally known as Milltown for its many mills. The name was later changed to Downing’s Town in honor of Thomas Downing who constructed and operated several mills during the time of the American Revolution. After the War of 1812, the town was officially named Downingtown.

The town began to prosper after the railroads were constructed in the 1800s. The Borough of Downingtown was incorporated on May 12, 1859. English Quakers, the original settlers, were soon joined by people of many other cultures who worked on the railroads and in the mills and building flourished. Manufacturing facilities and industry moved to Downingtown because of its accessibility to railroads and central location between Philadelphia and Lancaster. Fortunately, much of the Downingtown’s rich history is still very much in evidence.

Amtrak’s Keystone Service is financed in part through funds made available by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Platform with Shelter


  • ATM not available
  • No elevator
  • No payphones
  • No Quik-Trak kiosks
  • No Restrooms
  • Unaccompanied child travel not allowed
  • No vending machines
  • No WiFi
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Indicates an accessible service.


  • Amtrak Express shipping not available
  • No checked baggage service
  • No checked baggage storage
  • Bike boxes not available
  • No baggage carts
  • Ski bags not available
  • No bag storage
  • Shipping boxes not available
  • No baggage assistance


  • Same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight parking is available; fees may apply
  • Indicates an accessible service.


  • No payphones
  • No accessible restrooms
  • No accessible ticket office
  • No accessible waiting room
  • No accessible water fountain
  • Same-day, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • No high platform
  • No wheelchair
  • No wheelchair lift


Station Waiting Room Hours
No station waiting room hours at this location.
Ticket Office Hours
No ticket office at this location.
Passenger Assistance Hours
No passenger assistance service at this location.
Checked Baggage Service
No checked baggage at this location.
Parking Hours
No parking at this location.
Quik-Track Kiosk Hours
No Quik-Trak kiosks at this location.
Lounge Hours
No lounge at this location.
Amtrak Express Hours
No Amtrak Express at this location.