nomis wrote:North Philly 149b 213a
Only a few trains don't make the ninth Philly stop. Does somebody have numbers for amtrak's PHN side, I don't have a PDF saved on the iPad with those numbers.
Btw, north broad is 176 boardings and 152 alightings.
phn and north broad are 690 tbd's together putting it between downingtown and clifton-aldan
nonetheless, as matt SHOULD know, it's not terrible relevant. few trains stop there....R5 frequency is minimal. I've used it to transfer to the norristown manayunk-line and would love to use it for CHE or CHW. I'm not a fan of the transfer to the north philly station as opposed to north broad which I feel safer doing. I'd wager that with better stopping the totals would be higher and with development along north broad showing signs of life, it's time to start investing in the future with stops there... particularly on city routes like the che and chw...which may not be the rrd's concern since it
s generally more concerned with the suburbs (as is DVARP). while overall population in the city was stagnant, population growth along the corridor between city along the broad st line (both north and south of center city) is both growing rapidly and changing dramatically in nature. the areas further north, bordering montco are in decline.
think north broad with half hourly off peask manayunk-norristown service as well as half hour che service (and in this case chw). the other train that should stop there that doesn't is fox chase.
delta v-if penndot wanted to run reading/pottsville as intercity service I'm sure Amtrak would be interested