• Septa Trolley Modernization

  • Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.
Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.

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  by ekt8750
 
Silverliner5 wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:25 am For $770 Million how many LRVs can SEPTA get for that price?
I think they're shooting for 80 cars
  by zebrasepta
 
So I guess they're gonna hold out on replacing the Silverliner IVs for a bit
  by Silverliner5
 
zebrasepta wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:10 am So I guess they're gonna hold out on replacing the Silverliner IVs for a bit
It looks like they are although they're supposed to be replaced after the trollies
  by Silverliner5
 
ekt8750 wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:51 am
Silverliner5 wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:25 am For $770 Million how many LRVs can SEPTA get for that price?
I think they're shooting for 80 cars
I later calculated that it may be possible to get up to 100 or 120 cars for that price but it may depend on the company that is willing to build it for them
  by Silverliner5
 
Since Septa needs land for the new trollies I Suggest they use this part near the Eastwick train station to build a new barn for the new LRVs
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  by Silverliner5
 
I guess my theory was right all along by the amount septa should get but this time it's gonna be 130 and 30 optional cars as well
here is the source.
https://www.audacy.com/kywnewsradio/new ... essibility

So hopefully septa could buy 160 or maybe up to 200 for a possible restoration of route 23 and 56
  by foxclan
 
Silverliner5 wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:57 pm Since Septa needs land for the new trollies I Suggest they use this part near the Eastwick train station to build a new barn for the new LRVs
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SEPTA shouldn't be paving over a protected wildlife reserve
  by zebrasepta
 
Wouldn't SEPTA also have to pay to rework the trolley lines to make it ADA compatible with the low floor trolleys and remake the stations?
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Brookville would have the advantage of being built in-state, but the last large scale trolley car order was at the
TTC and plagued with major issues that hit BBD hard (the MBTA Type 9 was only a small order).
  by PHLSpecial
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:05 am Brookville would have the advantage of being built in-state, but the last large scale trolley car order was at the
TTC and plagued with major issues that hit BBD hard (the MBTA Type 9 was only a small order).
I would think Septa would be going for Siemens but since this order won't be placed until 2028 when funding is allocated for it. Maybe bbd could redeem itself.
  by Silverliner5
 
PHLSpecial wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:38 am
R36 Combine Coach wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:05 am Brookville would have the advantage of being built in-state, but the last large scale trolley car order was at the
TTC and plagued with major issues that hit BBD hard (the MBTA Type 9 was only a small order).
I would think Septa would be going for Siemens but since this order won't be placed until 2028 when funding is allocated for it. Maybe bbd could redeem itself.
BBD is out of the rail business so therefore Septa is gonna go for siemens and get the S70 but in a video someone said they may get same ones Toronto uses which are made by Alstom now
  by Silverliner5
 
PHLSpecial wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:38 am
R36 Combine Coach wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:05 am Brookville would have the advantage of being built in-state, but the last large scale trolley car order was at the
TTC and plagued with major issues that hit BBD hard (the MBTA Type 9 was only a small order).
I would think Septa would be going for Siemens but since this order won't be placed until 2028 when funding is allocated for it. Maybe bbd could redeem itself.
I heard they're gonna award the contract next year to the company to build them