Glen Riddle (SEPTA station)

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SEPTA.svg Glen Riddle
Looking down the former Glen Riddle station towards Center City in 2017.jpg
Former Glen Riddle station site in March 2017.
Location South Pennell Road
Media, Pennsylvania.
Coordinates 39°53′48″N 75°26′11″W / 39.8967°N 75.4363°W / 39.8967; -75.4363Coordinates: 39°53′48″N 75°26′11″W / 39.8967°N 75.4363°W / 39.8967; -75.4363
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s) West Chester Branch
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1 (formerly 2)
Structure type demolished
Closed 1986
Electrified 1928
No services
  Former services  
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
(closed 1986)
toward West Chester
West Chester Line
(closed 1986)
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward West Chester
West Chester Branch

Glen Riddle station was a commuter rail station on the SEPTA Regional Rail R3 West Chester Line, located underneath the South Pennell Road (PA-452) overpass in Middletown Twp, Pennsylvania. Originally built by the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad, it later served the Pennsylvania Railroad's West Chester Branch, which finally became SEPTA's R3 line.

The lollipop sign for the former Glen Riddle station in 2017

The station, and all of those west of Elwyn, was closed in September 1986, due to deteriorating track conditions and Chester County's desire to expand facilities at Exton Station on SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line. Service was "temporarily suspended" at that time, with substitute bus service provided. Glen Riddle station still appears in publicly posted tariffs.

The station was demolished in the 1990s. Currently, the asphalt platform and access road survives. Re-extension of SEPTA service to Wawa station would pass by the location without stopping, although the Wawa Extension provides for construction of a new Glen Riddle station on the same site if demand warrants it.

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