SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby mcgrath618 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:35 pm

https://www.philly.com/philly/business/ ... 80111.html

Very interesting. $1 Billion for a complete overhaul though?
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby ekt8750 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:54 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:https://www.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/septa-billion-dollar-plan-to-upgrade-trolleys-make-ada-compliant-20180111.html

Very interesting. $1 Billion for a complete overhaul though?


Yep. 6 lines and the corridors that they run on will have to be completely reconfigured to accept low floor vehicles and safely board both able bodied and disabled passengers.

Think about what they did to the eastern half of Erie Av for the 56 and 10 fold it.
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby SCB2525 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:01 pm

One of the biggest expenses after fleet replacement is likely bridge reinforcement (the new vehicles are significantly longer/heavier).
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:40 pm

In the short term, Septa will get its service restored to Coatesville.
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/septa-r ... 9a0c2.html
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby mcgrath618 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:02 pm

njt/mnrrbuff wrote:In the short term, Septa will get its service restored to Coatesville.
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/septa-r ... 9a0c2.html

Won't this require crews to qualify to Lancaster again? Awesome news.
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:27 pm

Don't know about qualifying to Lancaster again but I could imagine as far as a different spot west of Coatesville. I remember years ago after service to Parkesburg was eliminated, there was a proposal to restore the service to Atglen.
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby mcgrath618 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:40 pm

When are we thinking this could happen? The article says “in the near future” which could mean in 9 months or in two years. Will they wait for the new station or just start service as soon as possible?
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Re: SEPTA Rebuilding for the Future Updates

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:20 am

Yes the service restoration won’t start yet until the new station in Coatesville is built. At this point, if they are waiting a few years for the service to begin and the station will be built soon, then more people will be happy to arrive into a much nicer station. I guess there is a growing number of people who are moving further west into Chester County that can benefit from the Septa service to Coatesville.
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