RDG Co. Bethlehem Branch

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Re: RDG Co. Bethlehem Branch

Post by jrevans » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:31 pm

Hal wrote:
rwk wrote:Why is SEPTA so blind to the transportation needs north of Lansdale?
Bump - well, let me chime in...
Because they can.
I thought that it was because SEPTA wanted to be a bus company, not a railroad....

<ramble mode>
At least they are restoring service to Wawa:
https://www.septa.org/business/bid/100k ... amjp-3.pdf

With dual-mode electric / diesel locomotives like NJT has, the center city tunnel is no longer a hindrance.

Seeing the trail taking over North of Quakertown is sickening to me. Sure, I like trails and all, but that could be a very important transportation corridor to the Lehigh Valley again.

Service to Reading again would be nice, but NS apparently has no room for passenger trains.
</ramble mode>
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