Kalpana Kalpana

Malvern station (SEPTA)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Owned by  Amtrak
Parking  323 spaces (daily)
Owner  Amtrak
Tracks  2
Operated by  SEPTA
Opened  1900
Platforms in use  2
Malvern station (SEPTA)
Location  61 North Warren Avenue near King Street Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355
Line(s)  Keystone Corridor (Main Line)   Paoli/Thorndale Line
Connections  SEPTA Suburban Bus: 92 (on King Street)
Address  Malvern, PA 19355, United States
Connection  SEPTA Suburban Division bus routes
Similar  Paoli station, Thorndale station, Bryn Mawr station, Overbrook station, Villanova station

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.

History

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.

References

Malvern station (SEPTA) Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Overbrook station
Paoli station
Between Two Women (1986 film)
Topics