Berwyn station (SEPTA)

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SEPTA.svg Berwyn
SEPTA regional rail
Berwyn Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Location 15 Cassatt Avenue
and Lancaster Avenue
Berwyn, PA
Coordinates 40°02′53″N 75°26′34″W / 40.0480°N 75.4428°W / 40.0480; -75.4428Coordinates: 40°02′53″N 75°26′34″W / 40.0480°N 75.4428°W / 40.0480; -75.4428
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operated by SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Bus transport SEPTA Suburban Bus: 106
Construction
Parking 140 spaces (88 daily, 28 permit, 24 remote permit)
Bicycle facilities 4 racks (8 spaces)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1884
Rebuilt 1900[2]
Electrified September 11, 1915[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 261[4] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line

Berwyn station is a commuter rail station in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, served by SEPTA Regional Rail. Located at Cassatt Avenue and Lancaster Pike, it provides service to the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains run through the station.

The station was built in 1884 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and currently houses The Frame Station Gallery, "a full service gallery and framing design center."[5] The station, platforms, and canopy were recently restored. A bridge over the tracks that formerly carried cars on Cassatt Avenue was converted into a pedestrian-only bridge.

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays from 5:45 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. excluding holidays. There are 140 parking spaces including SEPTA permit parking at the station.

This station is wheelchair-accessible with short lengths of high-level platforms on both sides of the tracks. The platforms have bridge plates which allow a wheelchair to cross the gap between the platform and the train when it is stopped at the platform.

This station is 17.5 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 261, and the average total weekday alightings was 223.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Chester County, Pennsylvania
  3. ^ Tatnall, Frank (Fall 2015). "A Century of Catenary". Classic Trains. 16 (3): 26. 
  4. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Frame Station gallery website

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