NorthPennLimited wrote:A pretty reliable source on the inside told me there are preliminary plans to run push pulls to Warminster, Doylestown, and Norristown when the next schedule change happens.
Lansdale/Doylestown line can definitely use a push-pull especially for few of their express trains especially the afternoon express 6576 which does express from Temple University to North Wales.
I’m guessing the next schedule change will be daylight savings? Can anyone else confirm?
ZS: Push-Pull trains operating on the Lansdale-Doylestown Line in the past have had three major
problems that caused SEPTA to withdraw them from operation each time they were scheduled:
1-The trains ran consistently late and was not able to adequately hold the schedule.
2-There were complaints about the motor noise from neighbors around the Doylestown Yard.
3-The power limitations of the small substation on the Doylestown Branch.
A new push-pull peak hour express service to Doylestown could be: (PM Peak)
North Wales (first stop), Pennbrook, Lansdale, Colmar, Chalfont, New Britain and Doylestown.
Reverse expresses (similar to what is operated on the Wilmington-Newark Line) can be added to
run the P/P equipment to/from to Center City making those same stops along with Ambler and/or
Fort Washington if the decision is made to not store push-pull train(s) overnight in Doylestown.
This would add extra reverse commuter options for the Lansdale-Doylestown Line.
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS