MACTRAXX wrote:Everyone - Interesting report on 6abc Action News on 5/1 titled:Whether they should or not, they will almost certainly. I think the point 6ABC is trying to get across is that many of these cars will start supplanting existing Silverliner IV runs like the all day push-pull run.
"Building it Better: How SEPTA plans to improve mass transit in Philadelphia"
https://www.6abc.com/travel/how-septa-p ... a/5280342/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
One mistake I took notice to is the mention that the CRRC multilevels due in 2020 are going to
replace railcars dating from the 1970s (meaning the Silverliner Four cars) which is not the case
with only 55(?) new cars to be added to the fleet. This will only increase the amount of trains
using locomotive-hauled consists alongside the new ACS64 motors now in service.
An outright replacement will be the future order of Silverliner Six cars (around 200 cars) which
WILL replace the entire Silverliner Four fleet. These cars are now between 45 and 43 years old
as of this year. Do they have a legitimate chance to get to 50 years of service?