Malvern station (SEPTA)
|SEPTA Regional Rail|
|Location||61 North Warren Avenue
near King Street
Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355
|Line(s)||Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||SEPTA Suburban Bus: 92 (on King Street)|
|Parking||323 spaces (daily)|
|Bicycle facilities||3 racks (6 spaces)|
|Passengers (2011)||537 (weekday boardings)|
Malvern station is a SEPTA Regional Rail and a former Amtrak station in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Located at West King Road and North Warren Avenue, it serves most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains. Until 1998, some Keystone Service trains stopped here as well.
The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., excluding holidays. There are 323 parking spaces at the station for daily parking.This station is 21.8 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 537, and the average total weekday alightings was 538. Malvern station is also the westernmost station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line with Sunday service. Stations west of Malvern have service Monday through Saturday only.
The station was originally built in 1900 by the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1968, it merged with its longtime rival New York Central Railroad to form the Penn Central Railroad. With railroad passenger service declining in the United States, passenger service was acquired by Amtrak in 1971 which ran Keystone and Keystone State Express trains. Penn Central continued to struggle to provide commuter service until it was acquired by Conrail in 1976, and SEPTA in 1983. SEPTA designated this as the R5 Paoli/Thorndale line.
In 2010 SEPTA began construction of a new passenger access tunnel along with handicap ramps and stairways to the platforms. The project included improved parking lots.
- "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.
- "Malvern District Awaits End of SEPTA Project". Philly.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- Existing Railroad Stations in Chester County, Pennsylvania
- "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- Amtrak (1 May 1971). "Nationwide Schedule of Intercity Passenger Service". timetables.org. The Museum of Railway Timetables. p. 4. Retrieved 7 Mar 2014.
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