Barmouth station (SEPTA)

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Barmouth
Barmouth July 7, 1985.jpg
Barmouth SEPTA station, July 1985. Passenger trains operated as far as Ivy Ridge at the time.
LocationEast Levering Mill Road
Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°00′58″N 75°13′39″W / 40.0161°N 75.2274°W / 40.0161; -75.2274Coordinates: 40°00′58″N 75°13′39″W / 40.0161°N 75.2274°W / 40.0161; -75.2274
Platforms2 (demolished)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeShelters (demolished)
Disabled accessNo
History
ClosedMay 16, 1986[1]
Electrifiedyes
Former services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Manayunk West
toward Ivy Ridge
Ivy Ridge Line Cynwyd
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Manayunk West Schuylkill Branch Cynwyd

Barmouth station was a railroad station in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. Located on East Levering Mill Road, the station was a stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad's Schuylkill Branch, and later became a part of SEPTA's Ivy Ridge Line (then called R6 Ivy Ridge).

The station, and all of those north of Cynwyd station, was closed in May 1986 when the integrity of the Pencoyd Viaduct crossing the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill Expressway was questioned. In 2009, SEPTA leased the line to Lower Merion Township, who dismantled the tracks for the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.[2][3] The last remnants of the station, the platforms and a stone shelter, were demolished in 2011 to make room for the trail parking lot.[4][5]

The Barmouth station site bisects West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Westminster Cemetery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ivy Ridge Station Will Be Back on Line". The Philadelphia Daily News. August 22, 1986. p. 8. Retrieved February 3, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ Cynwyd trail news
  3. ^ montgomerynews.com
  4. ^ "Night cleanup".
  5. ^ "2011 Fall Festival and Ribbon Cutting".

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