• Septa push pull overview

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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/.

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  by rcthompson04
 
west point wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:33 am Had a suspicion that there might have been power (voltage ) problems. That is one reason why I have questioned the lack of use of ACS-64s . Problem sections especially at far end of routes could be switched with the necessary phase breaks being at locations being converted to 60 HZ. If there are voltage problems then the 25 HZ system may be reaching limits ? It could just be not enough high voltage capacity ?
Is this a recent development? The ACS-64s have been running on the Reading side since 2018. Did the reduced service during Covid hide a problem on the Reading side?
  by rcthompson04
 
Are the push pulls coming back this week?
  by van2005ko
 
rcthompson04 wrote:Are the push pulls coming back this week?
We'll find out hopefully starting tomorrow or sometime this week at the latest.

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  by Silverliner II
 
rcthompson04 wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:55 pm
west point wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:33 am Had a suspicion that there might have been power (voltage ) problems. That is one reason why I have questioned the lack of use of ACS-64s . Problem sections especially at far end of routes could be switched with the necessary phase breaks being at locations being converted to 60 HZ. If there are voltage problems then the 25 HZ system may be reaching limits ? It could just be not enough high voltage capacity ?
Is this a recent development? The ACS-64s have been running on the Reading side since 2018. Did the reduced service during Covid hide a problem on the Reading side?
Apparently, the problem was more a case of voltage fluctuation on the entire Reading side.... not just at the outer limits of the system. There had been issues even coming out of the phase break at times.

In any event, the situation seems to have been resolved, as several push-pull sets are set to resume service today, including one set on the West Trenton line. We'll see how it goes.
  by Silverliner II
 
Six push-pull sets (all 6-car sets) are in the current weekday schedule rotation.
Here are the assigned trips; consult schedules for detailed times. As always, equipment is subject to change, based on crew and equipment availability.

Wilmington-Newark Line
AM
9213 (Temple U-Newark)
9204 (Newark-Temple U)

PM
9241 (Temple U-Newark)
9250 (Newark-Temple U)


West Trenton Line
AM
6365 (West Trenton-30th Street)

PM
6336 (30th Street-West Trenton)


Paoli-Thorndale Line
AM
9590 (Thorndale-Temple U)
9592 (Thorndale-Temple U)

PM
9593 (Temple U-Thorndale)
9595 (Temple U-Thorndale)


Trenton Line
AM
9701 (Temple U-Trenton)
1701 (Suburban Station-Trenton)
9742 (Trenton-Temple U)
9744 (Trenton-Temple U)

PM
9757 (Temple U-Trenton)**
9759 (Temple U-Trenton)
1756 (Trenton-Suburban Station)

** Train deadheads back to Philadelphia upon arrival at Trenton
  by rcthompson04
 
Looks like SEPTA is running one set at the moment. 9590 in the AM and 1593 in the PM on the Paoli Thorndale Line. It seemed busier in the morning, but the evening train is quite light.
  by van2005ko
 
Looks like asof this week, many of them have returned.

The other day, I've recorded the ride along 9591



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  by Silverliner II
 
van2005ko wrote: Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:52 am Looks like asof this week, many of them have returned.

The other day, I've recorded the ride along 9591

https://youtu.be/LdJAToTpi3c

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The West Trenton set has been back for a while now.
  by HElliott
 
Looks like most of the push-pulls are not running. Checking the SEPTA Real Time, yesterday afternoon I saw only one, on Paoli-Thorndale, train #1593. Anybody know what happened?
  by mcgrath618
 
HElliott wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:30 pm Looks like most of the push-pulls are not running. Checking the SEPTA Real Time, yesterday afternoon I saw only one, on Paoli-Thorndale, train #1593. Anybody know what happened?
Today I can confirm that the Wilmington and Media expresses had push-pulls.
  by rcthompson04
 
mcgrath618 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:19 pm
HElliott wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:30 pm Looks like most of the push-pulls are not running. Checking the SEPTA Real Time, yesterday afternoon I saw only one, on Paoli-Thorndale, train #1593. Anybody know what happened?
Today I can confirm that the Wilmington and Media expresses had push-pulls.
6 ran today (morning and afternoon). Yesterday and today two sets ran morning and afternoon on Paoli Thorndale.
I think some of the sets were pulled on Monday due to the holiday though.
  by Silverliner II
 
HElliott wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:30 pm Looks like most of the push-pulls are not running. Checking the SEPTA Real Time, yesterday afternoon I saw only one, on Paoli-Thorndale, train #1593. Anybody know what happened?
I saw the West Trenton, Trenton, and both Thorndale sets roll on the afternoon of the 22nd while I was on the High Line with my train, doing a pickup of cars deep in my train. Missed seeing the Newark and Elwyn sets.
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