SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby SCB2525 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:10 pm

jonnhrr wrote:Did the CBTC for routes 101/102 complete and have their been any improvements in operation as a result?


New crossovers installed at Woodland, Scenic and Providence but they're clamped and OOS.
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:46 pm

http://septa.org/rebuilding/pdf/novembe ... update.pdf
According to this, the crossing at Lenni should be finished by now. I had no idea that the bridge over Route 1 had to be replaced; hopefully that's a sign that they're at least considering a return to West Chester.
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby ekt8750 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:28 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:http://septa.org/rebuilding/pdf/november-2018-construction-update.pdf
According to this, the crossing at Lenni should be finished by now. I had no idea that the bridge over Route 1 had to be replaced; hopefully that's a sign that they're at least considering a return to West Chester.


They are. Also I believe the Wawa island platform extends across the US 1 overpass and the current bridge wouldn't be able to accommodate that.
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:04 pm

I rode the West Chester Railroad on Sunday and found it to be a neat operation. I could see why Septa would be reluctant to restore service to West Chester. Unless if you are running express trains, there is really no point as much of the old route is too curvy and tracks aren't in good shape. I think I was told that eventually, WCR will run some trains to Wawa where they will connect to Septa. I'm fine with that.

If you live in West Chester, you are pretty much no more than a five mile drive, depending on where you live from Exton. In fact, I took Amtrak to Exton and then an Uber to get to West Chester.
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