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by jfrey40535
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Newtown Branch - Leyland Railbus Test Photo
Replies: 37
Views: 14436

Re: Newtown Branch - Leyland Railbus Test Photo

I don't know if they were ever under serious consideration for purchase, but those units had serious mechanical problems and broke down while under demonstration testing. Of course, that was back in the day before overbearing government regulation banned any vehicle or type of operation that didn't ...
by jfrey40535
Sun May 26, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: SEPTA seeks $$ for major West Trenton Line Help
Replies: 169
Views: 35258

Re: SEPTA seeks $$ for major West Trenton Line Help

Maybe that should have been taken into account before blanket implementation. Maybe some politicians need a bug in their ear about this rather than just throwing dollars at a problem that seems to have no good solution. Granted every carrier has unique operating circumstances, however once upon a ti...
by jfrey40535
Sun May 26, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: SEPTA seeks $$ for major West Trenton Line Help
Replies: 169
Views: 35258

Re: SEPTA seeks $$ for major West Trenton Line Help

Dumb question: Why don't they all have the same type of equipment? Are the standards really that different or is this just somebody's way of making an extra buck thanks to the law?
by jfrey40535
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: ADA Deadline
Replies: 19
Views: 2588

Re: ADA Deadline

Agreed....
by jfrey40535
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: ADA Deadline
Replies: 19
Views: 2588

Re: ADA Deadline

No. Any major renovations to a station require high level platforms, and if you read the Capital Budget you'll see that there is a major push to make all of the busy stations on the SEPTA-owned trunk high level. In the interim, the mini high level platforms comply. The Feds realize there's differen...
by jfrey40535
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Southampton Railroad Station Society steam charter 9/22/12
Replies: 1
Views: 2773

Re: Southampton Railroad Station Society steam charter 9/22/

I'm told following the trip, riders will also be treated to a tour of NHIR's shops.
by jfrey40535
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Southampton Railroad Station Society steam charter 9/22/12
Replies: 1
Views: 2773

Southampton Railroad Station Society steam charter 9/22/12

-All Reserved Steam Charter from New Hope to Ivyland- Saturday September 22, 2012 Departure 10:30AM – Return 3:00 PM from New Hope Station On the first day of autumn, join the Southampton Railroad Station Society for a rare steam excursion to Ivyland, PA powered by the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad’s ...
by jfrey40535
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Wayne Junction-Scope, Cost and Necessity of Project
Replies: 35
Views: 5454

Re: Wayne Junction-Scope, Cost and Necessity of Project

Interesting point. Some of SEPTA's projects are spending more money per square foot than what was spent per square foot on the new Comcast Center. WJ falls into that category, as does some of SEPTA's famous bus loops.
by jfrey40535
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra as a separate agency
Replies: 21
Views: 3500

Re: Metra as a separate agency

I'm from the Philadelphia area and am referring to SEPTA, which is a rollup of the former Philadelphia Transit Corporation, the Reading/Penn Central, Red Arrow bus and trolley, and the Frontier/suburban bus lines. SEPTA has axed many rail routes and trucated miles over the years, and there's no hope...
by jfrey40535
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra as a separate agency
Replies: 21
Views: 3500

Metra as a separate agency

I'm looking for information and discussion on the existence of Metra as an independent operating and funded agency and how it relates to its ability to fund service and capital projects verses other transit operators across the country where commuter rail is owned and operated by a single agency, sa...
by jfrey40535
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Funding to Put Upgrades on Hold
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Funding to Put Upgrades on Hold

What the [dickens] are you talking about?

Yes Matthew I saw the smoke and mirrors show. Apparently you haven't caught on to the disconnect between the press conferences and the capital budget.
by jfrey40535
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Funding to Put Upgrades on Hold
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Funding to Put Upgrades on Hold

Too bad all of the region's energies and money was wasted on going after discretionary grants for station improvements instead of bridges and substations.
by jfrey40535
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: TRACK WASHOUT
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: TRACK WASHOUT

I think its important to note that it appears that many municipalities and the city are now in the habit of using SEPTA as their public works department. Jenkintown and Abington have flooding issues caused by overbuilding, so SEPTA is called in to mitigate the issue by replacing culverts with bridge...
by jfrey40535
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Ryers Station
Replies: 37
Views: 6144

Re: Ryers Station

Weren't these HLP projects being done in part for ADA accessibility? I thought it was odd that they put wheelchair ramps in at Malvern but no mini-highs or HLPs.
by jfrey40535
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V cars
Replies: 822
Views: 89897

Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

So the net result is more equipment needed to service the existing ridership. That leaves no room for growth. How will longer consists work with existing platform constraints? Are the new cars conducive to riders walking between cars in cases where some cars do not meet the platform?

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