mcgrath618 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:16 amI am withholding judgment until the CRRC cars start doing some runs on whether dwell times are impacted substantially. I share the concern in concept though.rcthompson04 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:39 pmI like the look of the Bomby EMUs, but they have their fair share of issues. SEPTA should be moving towards Tier Ia or Tier III stock, not Tier I.mcgrath618 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:36 pm 3) The acquisition of Silverliner VIs (multilevel EMUs) from BombardierCurious what is the yikes on this one.
The Bomby EMUs are:
•In all likelihood, slow
And to boot, NJT’s existing MultiLevels have terrible dwell times. SEPTA should be looking into acquiring something like the MTA M9.
I hope that the process is drawn out enough that we find out if Amtrak is serious about a EMU order and SEPTA might be able to take an option on to that order if better.