• COVID-19 Effects on SEPTA

  • 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/.

Moderator: AlexC

  by rcthompson04
 
Chestnut Hill West... Is any work being done on the line while the service is suspended?
  by zebrasepta
 
Well they're stopping overnight services over the weekends on the BSL and MFL and replacing them with buses to sanitize and clean the stations starting on Sunday.
The change takes effect Sunday. Buses will run every 15 minutes between 12:30 and 5:30 a.m. on weekend nights. The Owl Bus Service previously only operated Monday through Friday.

"This change reflects restrictions on late night and event activities across the city due to COVID-19 regulations and current ridership patterns," SEPTA noted in a press release. "With the lines shut down during overnight hours, SEPTA crews will be able to perform concentrated station cleanings, similar to what has been put into place on weekdays during the COVID-19 pandemic."
https://www.phillyvoice.com/septa-trans ... s-service/
  by rdgrailfan
 
INQUIRER reports 85% reduction in rail travel, with funding in limbo. Turnpike revenue is down and bond payments are due in Jan with not enough funds to pay for them.
Something will need to give in the face of no money!!
  by rcthompson04
 
rdgrailfan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:09 am INQUIRER reports 85% reduction in rail travel, with funding in limbo. Turnpike revenue is down and bond payments are due in Jan with not enough funds to pay for them.
Something will need to give in the face of no money!!
At 15% utilization is is arguable they are running too many trains on some lines. There were maybe 40 cars at Paoli yesterday mid-afternoon. Malvern and Exton are barely getting weekend numbers. That hardly justifies 30 minute headways.
  by flynnt
 
Has the RRD overtime dried up?