Merion station

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SEPTA.svg Merion
Merion Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Merion station in July 2005
Location 293 Idris Road & Hazelhurst Road
Merion, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′51″N 75°15′05″W / 39.997375°N 75.251276°W / 39.997375; -75.251276Coordinates: 39°59′51″N 75°15′05″W / 39.997375°N 75.251276°W / 39.997375; -75.251276
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operated by SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Construction
Parking 87 spaces (60 daily, 27 permit)
Bicycle facilities

6 racks (18 spaces)

Passengers (2015) 570 (Average weekday)[2] (SEPTA)
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Rebuilt 1995
Electrified September 11, 1915[3]
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line
Former services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Harrisburg
Silverliner Service
Stop dropped in 1979
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line

Merion station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line, located in Merion, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. The station building, constructed in 1914 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, is a designated historic building. SEPTA completed renovations of the station building's slate tile roof and the westbound canopy in late 2007.

Amtrak stopped some westbound Silverliner Service trains at Merion until 1979.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Merion has two low-level side platforms with pathways connecting the platforms to the inner tracks.

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Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Narbeth)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 3 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Narbeth)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 2 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Overbrook)
Track 1 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Overbrook)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, station house, parking

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). setpa.org. 
  3. ^ Tatnall, Frank (Fall 2015). "A Century of Catenary". Classic Trains. 16 (3): 26. 
  4. ^ National Train Timetables: Effective April 29, 1979. Amtrak. April 29, 1979. p. 21 – via Museum of Railway Timetables. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Merion (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons