Merion station

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SEPTA.svg Merion
SEPTA regional rail
Merion Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Location 293 Idris Road & Hazelhurst Road
Merion, PA, 19066
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operated by SEPTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 87 spaces (60 daily, 27 permit)
Bicycle facilities 6 racks (18 spaces)
Other information
Fare zone 2
Rebuilt 1995
Electrified September 11, 1915[2]
Passengers (2011) 253[3] (weekday boardings)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line

Merion is an above-ground commuter rail station located just outside the City of Philadelphia on Idris Road & Hazelhurst Avenue.[4] It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains with the exception of a few express runs. The station is located in a residential neighborhood. Landmarks within one mile include the former Episcopal Academy (the building and grounds are now owned by St Joseph's University), the Barnes Foundation, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and Akiba Hebrew Academy. The station is commonly used by both commuters and students. The closest bus connection is SEPTA Route 44, which stops about 3/4 of a mile away at Old Lancaster Road and Highland Avenue, near the Bala Cynwyd Library.

The inbound platform is located at Idris Road & Hazelhurst Avenue. The station building, constructed in 1914 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, is a designated historic building. SEPTA completed its most recent renovations of the building's slate tile roof and canopy for Thorndale-bound (west) trains in late 2007. The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 6:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

The outbound platform is located near the intersection of Merion Road and Civic Circle. There are 87 parking spaces at the station, with six bicycle racks accommodating 18 bicycles. A post office is located on the outbound side of the tracks.

This station is in fare zone 2 and is 6.0 track miles from Suburban Station. It had an average of 253 weekday boardings and 339 weekday alightings in 2009.[3]

Coordinates: 39°59′51″N 75°15′05″W / 39.997375°N 75.251276°W / 39.997375; -75.251276


  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. ^ Tatnall, Frank (Fall 2015). "A Century of Catenary". Classic Trains. 16 (3): 26. 
  3. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Google Maps

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