Glen Riddle (SEPTA station)
Former Glen Riddle station site in March 2017.
|Location||South Pennell Road
|Line(s)||West Chester Branch|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Tracks||1 (formerly 2)|
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 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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