Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

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Yankees1
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Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by Yankees1 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:07 pm

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Hopefully this means good things for the NJCL and RVL!

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Re: Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by EuroStar » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:08 pm

I am going to go on a limb here and guess that the added service will be gone with the Fall 2019 schedule change. While this might be an effort to entice the ridership to return, I doubt that for the first full year of operation after service restoration ridership will be more than 80% of what it was before the shutdown.

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Re: Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by jamesinclair » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 am

Schedule here:
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Is there a reason the train time are so....random?

Departing Philly at times like 6:17, 5:44, 8:51...

It's not a busy line right? Why not pick times people can remember easily, like 6:15, 5:45, and 9:00?

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Re: Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by CNJGeep » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:16 am

That might be Amtrak's doing so they're not tying up any interlockings around departure and arrival times. Same reason SEPTA has such jacked up service on the north side on weekends.
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Re: Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by ExCon90 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:23 pm

Scheduling between 30th St. and Frankford Jct. is critical--particularly westbound, where every train from AC conflicts with all eastbound moves of Amtrak and SEPTA. Besides that, the location of sidings on the AC line pretty well dictates the times. Oh for the days of double track and 80 mph with cab signals ...

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Re: Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by glennk419 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:33 pm

ExCon90 wrote:Oh for the days of double track and 80 mph with cab signals ...
But we WILL have PTC. :)
Glenn

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Re: Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:28 pm

From a quick check of the posted schedule,ACL is going to be a few equipment sets short for a bit :(

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Re: Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by ExCon90 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:30 pm

glennk419 wrote:
ExCon90 wrote:Oh for the days of double track and 80 mph with cab signals ...
But we WILL have PTC. :)
Oh yes--let us count our blessings ...

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Re: Atlantic City Line to Reopen Early With Added Service

Post by JasW » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:11 am

Van Drew warned ridership may be low when the line first reopens, because people have gotten used to using other means of transportation.
I don't know anyone who ever gets used to the bus.

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