rcthompson04 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:30 am McGrath, such an approach might be a good idea if SEPTA does go to a more metro style setup for at least some operations while having other operations being commuter focused.In reality, what the Railroad will end up being is somewhere between Options 1 and 2. They'll likely move to start having 30 minute headways everywhere before supplementing these with extra trains that would make headways 15 minutes everywhere else.
rcthompson04 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:48 pm I like the 30 minute all day service with 15 minute on select lines all day and 15 minutes during peak periods.RCT - Right now SEPTA ridership as it stands does NOT support an increase more than hourly service
MACTRAXX wrote: ↑Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:49 pm S5-As far as I know Ryan is involved in SEPTA ticket sales as an Edens Corporation employee (outside contractor)Pretty sure S5 was talking about Ryan Judge (brought up earlier by mcg) and not me. But it is accurate that i have no sway with SEPTA planning
and is not involved with SEPTA directly such as RRD equipment procurement from his posts - keep in mind I
can NOT speak directly FOR him here...MACTRAXX
mcgrath618 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:13 pm I saw that Wynnewood was on their budget for high level conversion; that station is very dear to me and I would hate to see its platforms taken OOS for a benign high level design.Please let that one be next. Every westbound trip with Vs there's a door hang up, same as Claymont. When the dynamics fail on the GEs (which is virtually every trip in this heat) and the engineer misses the step up, getting the passengers on on the #1 track side is a disaster. All they need to do is take the west end of the platform and move it three cars east off the curve.
MACTRAXX wrote: ↑Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:49 pm1) SEPTA ran a pre-pandemic schedule with 168 engineers. The roster is hovering just under 200 now.rcthompson04 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:48 pm I like the 30 minute all day service with 15 minute on select lines all day and 15 minutes during peak periods.RCT - Right now SEPTA ridership as it stands does NOT support an increase more than hourly service
off peak - along with the numbers of current T&E crew members - in particular Engineers - needed to provide
RRD service...Initially getting half hourly service back to the Paoli and Lansdale routes would be a start...
S5-What SEPTA would need at this point is a Silverliner Five-type car with both high and low level platform
capabilities - and at least 125 of these cars - preferably more - to make an attempt to totally replace the S4
cars - which are nearing 50 years in service (1974-1975-1976 build dates) thanks to their being overhauled
back around the year 2000 with new interiors as example...It may take years - and millions of dollars - for
high-level platforms to be constructed at EVERY RRD station...