Wynnewood (SEPTA station)

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This article is about the regional railroad station on the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line. For the station on the SEPTA Norristown High-Speed Line, see Wynnewood Road (SEPTA station).
SEPTA regional rail
Wynnewood Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Location 67 East Wynnewood Road
and Penn Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Coordinates 40°00′10″N 75°16′23″W / 40.0027°N 75.2731°W / 40.0027; -75.2731Coordinates: 40°00′10″N 75°16′23″W / 40.0027°N 75.2731°W / 40.0027; -75.2731
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operated by SEPTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections SEPTA Suburban Bus: 105
Parking 239 spaces (117 daily, 122 permit)
Bicycle facilities 4 racks (8 spaces)
Other information
Fare zone 2
Opened 1870
Electrified September 11, 1915[2]
Passengers (2011) 678[3] (weekday boardings)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line

Wynnewood is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at Wynnewood and Penn Roads in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.[4] It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains with the exception of several express runs.

The station was built in 1870 by the Wilson Brothers architectural firm for the Pennsylvania Railroad,[5] and is one of the historic station buildings on this line built before 1930.

The station offers a small retail space, which has been occupied by the Main Line Baking Company since 2010. The space was formerly occupied by Pup's Cafe (2009), Quaker Coffee (2005 - 2008), and Irish Bake Shoppe (1999 - 2005).

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m and 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (excluding holidays). There are 239 daily and permit parking spaces at the station. This station is 7.4 track miles from Suburban Station. In 2003, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 659, and the average total weekday alightings was 684.[3]

Then-president-elect Barack Obama held a rally at the station on April 19, 2008, several days before the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania. His appearance drew a crowd of approximately 6,500 people.[6]

Restoration and Beautification[edit]

The Wynnewood Civic Association is a non-profit group of volunteers that maintains the landscaping and actively works to preserve and beautify the historic landmark.

In popular culture[edit]

The train station scene from the 1962 film David and Lisa was filmed at this station.[7]


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