Tuesday, February 19, 2013
How can a person in a wheelchair get onto the train? They can't, SEPTA said.
A Malvern Patch reader who watched the $9.2 million renovation of the Malvern SEPTA station has been wondering something. Rob Anderson, a daily rail commuter for more than 12 years, writes: We reached out to SEPTA, and spokesperson Kristin Geiger explained that there's currently no way for someone in a wheelchair to board the train in Malvern, despite the many new ramps. They can, however, request free transportation from Malvern to a nearby station with a high-level platform. High-level platforms will be installed in Malvern someday, when the funding is available, Geiger said. The full SEPTA response is below:
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The money comes from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission for 'Transit-Oriented Development.'
Malvern Borough is slated to receive $64,000 in grant money for the purpose of increasing density near the Septa station. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) awarded a total of $1.2 million to 24 municipalities in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. The money comes via the DVRPC's Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI), which supports planning and redevelopment efforts. According to a TCDI press release (PDF): Malvern Borough, Malvern TOD - $64,000 The Borough of Malvern proposes to develop a transit development (TOD) plan for the area within a quarter mile of the Malvern SEPTA regional rail train station. This plan will focus on applying higher densities for redevelopment of properties located …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Some lines are experiencing low ridership.
SEPTA schedules for the Paoli-Thorndale commuter train, formerly the R5, will remain the same throughout December even as others change. Train service on the Lansdale/Doylestown and Media/Elwyn lines has been reduced, and trains on the Manayunk/Norristown line will soon be leaving earlier than they had previously been departing. Those changes go into effect Sunday, Dec. 18. Lines where service has been reduced are not seeing the ridership that they once were, according to SEPTA, so certain weekend stops have been discontinued. SEPTA has not determined that ridership is low enough to change the Paoli-Thorndale schedules. So they will remain the same for now. The Paoli-Thorndale schedule can be found in PDF form beneath the picture. To see …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The station will have icicle lights and a new tree, according to Kathie Brown.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
[Editor's Note: The following was written by Malvern resident and Victorian Christmas organizer Kathleen Brown.] Hi, Everyone, I wanted to share this information with you so that you would know where the Christmas lights at the Malvern Train Station came from! They are on now; check them out tonight. Years ago, maybe 10 years ago, we bought a pretty evergreen tree through Malvern’s Victorian Christmas and planted it next to the train station. We decorated it with lights for Christmas so that everyone riding by on the R5 would say “Oh, how, pretty the Malvern train station looks. Actually John Severance did the majority of the decorating in the beginning. About 2 years ago, Septa began work at the train station and one day when Jerry and…