Why is SEPTA so stingy with their brand?

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Re: Why is SEPTA so stingy with their brand?

Postby JeffK » Thu May 16, 2019 11:07 am

BuddCar711 wrote:
NorthPennLimited wrote:(and [disn't] 1/2 of SEPTA's regional rail network used to be Reading?).

Here's the breakdown. It's essentially half by line count, although I think RDG was a bit shorter by distance (excluding of course discontinued lines like Quakertown/Bethlehem)

Former RDG: CHE, Fox Chase, Lansdale/Doylestown, Manayunk/Norristown, Warminster, and West Trenton

Former PRR: CHW, Paoli/Thorndale, Cynwyd (formerly Ivy Ridge), Media/Elwyn, Wilmington/Newark, and Trenton

I left out the Airport Line because its prior ownership is somewhat contorted plus it didn't carry passengers until after SEPTA took over commuter service.
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Re: Why is SEPTA so stingy with their brand?

Postby Return to Reading Company Olney Sta » Thu May 16, 2019 4:51 pm

BuddCar711 wrote:I notice that too, in fact, those TrailPasses feature almost every other watermark, but they never have the Reading Diamond (and isn't 1/2 of SEPTA's regional rail network used to be Reading?).


Just speculation, but may be that the Reading Diamond symbol is actively used by the Reading and Northern.
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Re: Why is SEPTA so stingy with their brand?

Postby ExCon90 » Fri May 17, 2019 3:05 pm

I never thought of that, but the R&N certainly uses it--maybe they tracked down whoever inherited the rights and made the necessary arrangements.
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