It will take time for many people to return to riding RRD. Even in better times, I wasn't a big fan anyway of having two RRD Lines ending in Chestnut Hill. Those two lines should have been light rail from the start.
octr202 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:50 am While risking veering off topic, has there been any study done of whether CHW could be connected to the Broad St Line? The horizontal difference between the two lines is quite small, but of course there's the vertical (i.e., underground) issue.The original goal under the Vuchic plan was always to connect the CHW line to the CHE at Swampoodle - that obviously never happened.
With ridership down about 85% from pre-pandemic levels, SEPTA Regional Rail is essentially running empty trains, and it’s clear that many of its suburban riders won’t return to five-day-a-week schedules given the appeal of white-collar telework. To sustain and grow Regional Rail ridership, transportation experts say, it should try to appeal to those it hasn’t in the past because of pricey fares and less frequent service. That was true before COVID-19 but may be more necessary now than ever, with the identity of Regional Rail turned on its head.
SEPTA Regional Rail’s Chestnut Hill West Line, one of two lines suspended in COVID-19 schedule changes last spring, will return with some service in March, general manager Leslie S. Richards said Thursday.https://www.inquirer.com/transportation ... 10128.html