redarrow5591 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:01 am
expresstrain wrote: ↑Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Can I ask a question of the SEPTA experts here? In a few Sundays, I will be travelling from a family visit leaving West Trenton going to the Philadelphia Airport.
Typically no. The tracks are assigned based on final destination. In your case, your West Trenton (Neshaminy Line) train continues on the Harrisburg line to Malvern so the track assignment will be 4A. The Airpoort (regardless of origin) is 3B. My advice is to let the crew know that you are trying to make the 4.50 Airport train; if they aren't heavily delayed in route they will try to make the connection. Otherwise leave earlier.
I notice that the new SEPTA schedules have the southbound West Trenton trains arriving at Jefferson (and Temple and Suburban, for that matter) at exactly the same time. (4:50 pm in the case of the train I think I will be on.) Are these trains designed for an immediate transfer across the platform at Jefferson? Google Maps doesn't show it as a transfer, instead showing a 30-minute wait for the next airport train. But barring a delay, it would seem like both trains could arrive across from one another, BART-style, but I don't ride SEPTA, so I'd be curious what the usual practice is.
Thanks in advance.
RA: Track 4 - Section *B* is where Malvern trains are scheduled from at Jefferson
Station. In this case these two trains WILL platform across from one another.
Trenton trains board from Track 4 in the A Section at both Jefferson and Suburban
Stations. This is to the west end of the same island platform at both stations.
Trenton trains operate hourly from Chestnut Hill East on weekends.
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS