Paoli (SEPTA station)

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Paoli
Amtrak station
SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail station
Paoli Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Station statistics
Address 13 East Lancaster Avenue
and 31 North Valley Road
Paoli, PA, 19301
Coordinates 40°02′35″N 75°29′01″W / 40.04295°N 75.4837°W / 40.04295; -75.4837Coordinates: 40°02′35″N 75°29′01″W / 40.04295°N 75.4837°W / 40.04295; -75.4837
Line(s) SEPTA: Amtrak:
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 92, 105, 204, 205, 206
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 486 spaces (177 daily, 309 permit)
Bicycle facilities 4 racks (8 spaces)
Baggage check None
Other information
Opened 1953
Station code PAO (Amtrak)
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operator Amtrak & SEPTA
Fare zone 4 (SEPTA)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 167,561[2] Increase 4.6% (Amtrak)
Passengers (2012) 1,240 (weekday boardings)[3] (SEPTA)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
Terminus Paoli Line

Paoli Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at 13 Lancaster Avenue (US 30), Paoli, Pennsylvania. [4] It is served by Amtrak's Keystone Service and Pennsylvanian trains, and most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains. The station has a waiting room and a coffee shop.

The SEPTA ticket office and waiting room are open weekdays 5:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. excluding holidays, Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sundays 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The Amtrak ticket window is open Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. An Amtrak QuikTrak machine is available Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and on weekends during SEPTA ticketing hours. There are 486 parking spaces at the station.

This station is 19.9 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, an average of 1,240 people boarded and 1,408 alighted SEPTA trains each weekday.[3]

Future[edit]

Plans have been drawn up for an expanded Paoli station on the site of the former Pennsylvania Railroad/Amtrak/SEPTA train shed and repair facility.[5] This facility was contaminated with PCBs; cleanup of the shed property where the future station may stand was completed in 2005 as a Superfund project.

In addition, the proposed light rail Greenline would connect Paoli station with the towns of Phoenixville and Oaks, Pennsylvania.

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External links[edit]

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