Rydal Station, designed by architect Frank Furness
|Elevation||223 ft (68 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||215 and 267|
Rydal is an unincorporated community in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Rydal is mainly residential except for one large shopping area. The Abington campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in Rydal. The Rydal train station was a stop on the Reading Railroad line beginning in the late 19th century and now is part of the SEPTA Regional Rail system on the West Trenton Line.
Old York Road Historical Society (OYRHS) maintains an archive of the history of the area. It reported that the Rydal Train Station was originally called "Benezet." However, the station and the area was renamed after Rydal and Keswick in the United Kingdom.
Noted journalist and television anchor Larry Kane lives in Rydal.
Former Major League baseball player George Hesselbacher died in Rydal.
Alumni of Germantown Academy Bradley Cooper was born in Rydal.
Anglican theologian Philip Edgcumbe Hughes lived in Rydal in his later years.
Parts of the neighborhood are represented by Abington Ward 7 Commissioner Madeleine Dean and Ward 1 Commissioner Steven Kline. Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association serves this neighborhood by hosting candidate forums at the township, county, state and federal levels.