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Septa Fan wrote:Don't forget that one can connect from SEPTA to AMTRAK successfully only if the SEPTA train arrives in Paoli on time., not always the case.It probably puts the Amtrak on the local tracks for too long. They have a slightly lower speed and they have more traffic.
I've often wondered why more Keystone trains do not service Ardmore ? Especially since there is more public parking now available there.
Certainly stopping in Ardmore would reduce the number of necessary transfers at Paoli without unduly increasing the travel time on the line.
njt/mnrrbuff wrote:Yes, the concept of switching from Septa to Amtrak at Paoli Station is like switching from a Metro North to an Amtrak train at Croton-Harmon. FYI-Amtrak trains don't stop in Aurora but instead in Naperville so those people who live along the Racetrack well past Chicago and want to connect to Amtrak to California as well as to Galesburg and Quincy would transfer from their Metra at Naperville.Aurora doesn't have Amtrak service, so yes: Naperville is the transfer point; unless, of course, you board a Quincy train at LaGrange Road.
STrRedWolf wrote:Ugh... and this is when I wish there were a center raised platform for express trains... Paoli doesn't have it.I think the plan calls for a raised center platform when the project is complete.
ExCon90 wrote:As to the Ardmore stop, ThirdRail7 is correct. The first crossover possibility east of Ardmore is Overbrook, and the first one to the west is Bryn Mawr, a situation which will worsen when Bryn Mawr is replaced by a new pair of interlockings at Villanova. Sort of like Trenton and Metropark -- expresses and locals get in each other's hair.Is it true that Amtrak dropped the Wayne stop for the same reason?
andrewjw wrote:Where is this Villanova interlocking documented? Where is the suggestion that it will replace Bryn Mawr, instead of augment?I've seen a track diagram, but I forget who showed it to me. VILLA, west of the station, and NOVA, east of it, will enable a train to cross over from 2 to 1 or 3 to 4 for the station stop, then back to 2 or 3 after the stop -- much like ISELIN and MENLO (Metropark) on the NEC. No idea what the target date is. Maybe someone knows whether it's accessible on the net.