Malvern (SEPTA station)

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This article is about the SEPTA station on the Amtrak Keystone Corridor. For the former Missouri Pacific Railroad station and current Amtrak station in Arkansas, see Malvern (Amtrak station).
Malvern
SEPTA regional rail
Malvern Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Station statistics
Address 61 North Warren Avenue
near King Street
Malvern, PA, 19355
Coordinates 40°02′11″N 75°30′56″W / 40.0363°N 75.5155°W / 40.0363; -75.5155Coordinates: 40°02′11″N 75°30′56″W / 40.0363°N 75.5155°W / 40.0363; -75.5155
Line(s)
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 92 (on King Street)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 323 spaces (daily)
Bicycle facilities 3 racks (6 spaces)
Baggage check None
Other information
Opened 1900[1]
Owned by Amtrak[2][3]
Operator SEPTA
Fare zone 5
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 537[4] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line

Malvern Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at West King Road and North Warren Avenue, Malvern, Pennsylvania.[5] It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains.

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., excluding holidays. There are 323 parking spaces at the station for daily parking.

This station is 21.8 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 537, and the average total weekday alightings was 538.[4]

Malvern Station is also the westernmost station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line with Sunday service. Stations west of Malvern have service Monday through Saturday only.

History[edit]

The station was originally built in 1900 by the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1968, it merged with its longtime rival New York Central Railroad to form the Penn Central Railroad. With railroad passenger service declining in the United States, passenger service was acquired by Amtrak in 1971[6] which ran Keystone and Keystone State Express trains. Penn Central continued to struggle to provide commuter service until it was acquired by Conrail in 1976, and SEPTA in 1983. SEPTA designated this as the R5 Paoli/Thorndale line.

In 2010 SEPTA began construction of a new passenger access tunnel along with handicap ramps and stairways to the platforms. The project included improved parking lots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Chester County, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg “Keystone” Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Malvern District Awaits End of SEPTA Project". Philly.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. p. 71-72. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ google.com
  6. ^ Amtrak (1 May 1971). "Nationwide Schedule of Intercity Passenger Service". timetables.org. The Museum of Railway Timetables. p. 4. Retrieved 7 Mar 2014. 

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