Malvern station (SEPTA)

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SEPTA.svg Malvern
SEPTA Regional Rail
Malvern Station Pennsylvania 2018.jpg
Location 61 North Warren Avenue
near King Street
Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355
Coordinates 40°02′11″N 75°30′56″W / 40.0363°N 75.5155°W / 40.0363; -75.5155Coordinates: 40°02′11″N 75°30′56″W / 40.0363°N 75.5155°W / 40.0363; -75.5155
Owned by Amtrak[1][2]
Operated by SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 92 (on King Street)
Parking 323 spaces (daily)
Bicycle facilities 3 racks (6 spaces)
Other information
Fare zone 4
Opened 1900[3]
Passengers (2011) 537[4] (weekday boardings)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line
Former services
Preceding station   Pennsylvania Railroad   Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service

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.[4] 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[5] 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.

Station layout[edit]

Malvern has two low-level side platforms. Some SEPTA trains terminate/originate here.

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 2 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Thorndale (Exton)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 1 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Paoli)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance, parking, crossunder



  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. ^ "Malvern District Awaits End of SEPTA Project". Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Chester County, Pennsylvania
  4. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Amtrak (1 May 1971). "Nationwide Schedule of Intercity Passenger Service". The Museum of Railway Timetables. p. 4. Retrieved 7 Mar 2014. 

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