rcthompson04 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:21 pm A few posts back someone asked if the CRRC are needed in light of a long term ridership drop. I would say yes for a few reasons. First, if you are going to have good social distancing on trains when things start coming back, you are going to need a lot more equipment even at reduced levels. Second, SEPTA has the locomotives already. It would be better off taking the CRRC cars and replace some of the Silverliner IVs with them.It occurred to me that as of next year, the oldest Silverliner IV's will have been in service for 48 years - as long as the longest serving GG1s. The SL IV's can't go on forever, the new CRRC cars can definitely help maintain service levels as SL IV's are retired.
Has anyone seen the specs for the CRRC cars- What material is planned for the seating surfaces? Something easier to clean than the MFL cars, I hope?
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