MACTRAXX wrote: ↑Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:18 am
Until SEPTA RRD recovers from "The Problem" and ridership returns to a level enough to warrant the use of
the CRRC multilevel cars on the four RRD routes that they are slated for they are NOT a necessity right now...
There is enough equipment to handle current levels of ridership on SEPTA Regional Rail...MACTRAXX
I looked at the current schedules and there are approximately 9 AM slots and 8 PM slots where push pull sets might make sense (express run originating or terminating in Philadelphia at a yard or Suburban):
Paoli-Thorndale (AM 9590, 9510, and 9592, PM 9591, 1593 and 9595)
West Trenton (AM 6307 and 6355, PM 6334 and 6336)
Trenton (including runs to and from Trenton) (AM 1701/9744, PM 9759/1756)
Wilmington/Newark (including runs to and from Newark) (AM 9213/9204 and 9215/9218, PM 9241/9250)
Media/Elwyn (AM 9368, PM 9347)
If SEPTA really wanted to use the equipment, there are the runs in the schedule to do it. 9 sets would take some wear and tear off the rest of the fleet and not require the entire fleet to be used. If SEPTA wants new cars, it is going to have to use its existing fleet as having new cars sitting around will not go over well.