Fairplay Train Station at Delaware Park
Fair Play Train Station is located at Churchman’s Crossing. There is a rail and bus complex on the grounds at Delaware Park. It is called Fairplay Station or Churchman’s Crossing Station. It is operated by SEPTA and by DART. To visit Delaware Park by train: The station is serviced by the R2 SEPTA train that runs between Newark and Elm Street Norristown, PA five days a week. Between 6:28 AM and 7:21 PM there are ten trains that operate from Newark to Norristown. Between 6:17 AM and 6:47 PM there are nine trains that run from Norristown to Newark. Each train makes 22 intermediate stops on the R2 line including North Broad Street and 30th Street Philadelphia, Darby, Chester, Claymont and Wilmington. There are two ways to get to the Racetrack/Casino from the train station: The SEPTA booth by the stairs to the station is manned from approximately 6:15 AM to 7:30 PM. The Security Officer on duty at the booth will call Valet Parking at Delaware Park and the shuttle bus will be dispatched to pick up patrons. Or patrons may wait for selected Route 5 buses which, for a toll, will take them to the Park. Connections to other commuter and rail trains that operate in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware can be made at Wilmington or at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. The phone number for ticket information is (215) 580-7800 or call (800/302) 652-DART. SEPTA’s web site is www.septa.org. No trains arrive at Delaware Park on Saturday or Sunday.
To visit Delaware Park Racetrack and Casino by bus: The primary bus for Delaware Park is the Number 5 Bus that runs on a regular schedule from Wilmington (Rodney Square) to Christiana Mall along Maryland Avenue (Route 4). This bus uses Delaware Park Boulevard and stops directly outside the Casino/Clubhouse. It operates six days a week but does not run on Sunday. During selected morning and evening hours it also stops at Fairplay Station. There are several other DART bus routes that use the Fairplay Station complex as a regular bus stop. These include the 33, 62 and 63. Transfers for other New Castle County Routes are available at Christiana Mall, Rodney Square and selected stops (see the DART bus schedule). For more information concerning DART Bus Schedules call (800) 652-DART or TDD# (800) 252-1600.