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Old October 15th, 2014, 01:21 AM   #181
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SEPTA should get 24/7 subway and Regional Rail. If this is done then Philadelphia will have the best rail transport in the U.S. They're already keeping the 24 hour weekend service indefinitely.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 02:22 AM   #182
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SEPTA should get 24/7 subway and Regional Rail. If this is done then Philadelphia will have the best rail transport in the U.S. They're already keeping the 24 hour weekend service indefinitely.
Philly deserves a 24/7 subway. To organize a petition, please !!
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:26 AM   #183
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SEPTA should get 24/7 subway and Regional Rail. If this is done then Philadelphia will have the best rail transport in the U.S. They're already keeping the 24 hour weekend service indefinitely.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 05:22 AM   #184
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Yeah more Philly Boosters.
For what it's worth I am pretty sure that was the same troll that was banned earlier.
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Old October 30th, 2014, 12:45 PM   #185
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Old October 30th, 2014, 04:13 PM   #186
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Philly is on my list for visiting. It looks far nicer than its reputation.
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Old October 30th, 2014, 05:06 PM   #187
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It's a nice city, but I read it's mass transit isn't as good as it suppose to be.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 12:46 AM   #188
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The Downtown/Center City area is pretty nice along with parts of South Philly and are worth a visit, it is mainly North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia along with nearby Camden which give the city it's current reputation.

Anyways SEPTA's Regional Rail network does cover a lot of ground, they just need to increase the frequencies so that they are similar to either the RER system in Paris or the various S-Bahn systems in Germany in regards to function.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:48 AM   #189
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Anyways SEPTA's Regional Rail network does cover a lot of ground, they just need to increase the frequencies so that they are similar to either the RER system in Paris or the various S-Bahn systems in Germany in regards to function.
Not quite RER or S-Bahn frequency (and current demand and density would not justify it), but more frequent service does appear to be on the horizon:

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SEPTA Preparing for More Frequent Regional Rail Trains

SEPTA’s deputy GM talks of better off-peak service to come at today’s City Hall/15th Street entrance unveiling.

By Sandy Smith | September 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

On the same day that SEPTA officially rebadged Market East as Jefferson Station, as Center City District and city officials were cutting the ribbon on Dilworth Park upstairs, SEPTA general manager Joe Casey and other SEPTA dignitaries were showing off the spiffy new subway station entrance down below.

One of those dignitaries, deputy general manager Jeff Knueppel, had another bit of news that wasn’t on today’s agenda, but will be welcomed by Regional Rail riders: More frequent service off-peak.

"We are moving in the direction of increasing frequency on Regional Rail lines in the near future," he said in response to a question from this reporter.

Knueppel explained that ridership trends warrant the improvement, and infrastructure improvements on some lines make it possible.

"Regional Rail ridership is up 50 percent over the past 10 years," he said. "And we have made some improvements in our infrastructure, including installing turnback switches on the Manayunk/Norristown and Chestnut Hill East lines."

These switches will permit short-turning of trains, a key element in providing more frequent service. Knueppel said that with the improvements, it will be possible for SEPTA to operate trains on these two lines at half-hourly intervals off-peak, and that such service is likely to be implemented in the next few years.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 05:26 AM   #190
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The Downtown/Center City area is pretty nice along with parts of South Philly and are worth a visit, it is mainly North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia along with nearby Camden which give the city it's current reputation.

Anyways SEPTA's Regional Rail network does cover a lot of ground, they just need to increase the frequencies so that they are similar to either the RER system in Paris or the various S-Bahn systems in Germany in regards to function.
Parts of West Philly are being gentrified from what I know. As for the SEPTA, the biggest problem with them is lack of funding. They don't get too much money for maintenance and operations compared to other cities with similar systems like Boston thanks to a state with strong rural interests and anti-urban attitudes.
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2014.12.15 - additional trains to Wilmington, DE

Beginning 2014.12.15, there will be more SEPTA trains to Delaware.

Philadelphia-Wilmington trains will increase from 16 to 18 trains on weekdays (9 trains extended to Newark, DE - that won't change).

Wilmington-Philadelphia trains will increase from 18 to 19 trains on weekdays (10 of those trains begin in Newark, DE - that won't change).

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There are two key changes that will take effect Monday, Dec. 15.

First, the 8:44 p.m. train from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station will connect to Wilmington instead of stopping at Marcus Hook. This train will then reverse at Wilmington and become the 9:58 p.m. train returning to Philadelphia. This upgrade is important because it closes a key two-hour service gap.

Second, the 3:21 p.m. local train from 30th Street Station to Newark will be split into two separate trains: a 3:14 p.m. express and a 3:18 p.m. local, both of which will serve Wilmington. This upgrade is important because the current configuration is prone to frequent delays, which should be less of an issue going forward.
https://technical.ly/delaware/2014/1...-david-curtis/

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Old December 4th, 2014, 04:47 AM   #193
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An example of perfect design, do the work while not ruining the original building and surroundings at all.

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An example of perfect design, do the work while not ruining the original building and surroundings at all.
Perfect design?

Hardly.

It makes tons of compromises.

Just look up "Dilworth Park" or "Dilworth Plaza" in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I don't have the articles immediately handy.
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SEPTA investigating new subway glass-doors

SEPTA officials are on the fence about building walls of glass doors on its subway platforms.

The doors would separate SEPTA riders from Market-Frankford Line and Broad Street Line train cars – sliding open when the train arrives, and closing when the train departs.

Proponents say the doors would pay for themselves with advertising. SEPTA, which has had doubts about the plan, recently renewed agreements with ad-sales company Titan Outdoor, which controls advertising on its subway stations.


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Lansdale council approves plans for new Ninth Street SEPTA station

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An architectural rendering of the proposed Ninth Street SEPTA train station looking south toward the Lansdale station.

LANSDALE >> A new SEPTA rail station in Lansdale is one big step closer to becoming a reality.

Borough council granted final approval Dec. 17 to plans for a new platform station at Ninth Street near Shaw Avenue, which Borough Manager Timi Kirchner said has been on the town’s to-do list for years.

“SEPTA is building another station along the line, which is their most successful line, and continuing to grow. It’s a platform station, which makes the line go that much faster through [the new station], and is much more accessible,” said Kirchner.
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A token farewell: SEPTA, Philly transit embraces tech, paying by phone


A medal token is shown in this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, photo. A public transit system that still uses metal tokens and paper transfers is finally moving into the era of debit cards and pay-by-cellphone technology. After years of promises, passengers in Philadelphia can see evidence of a new smart card system. Philadelphia is among the last major transit systems in North America to still use metal tokens. Chicago stopped selling them in 1999, followed by New York in 2003 and Boston in 2006. (AP Photo/Alyssa Goodman)

By KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public transit system that still uses metal tokens and paper transfers — yes, in the 21st century — appears finally to be moving into the era of debit cards and pay-by-cellphone technology.

Philadelphia riders can now see evidence of SEPTA Key, the long-awaited smart card system for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Dozens of computerized kiosks, turnstiles and fare boxes have popped up in stations and on vehicles, and testing begins this month.


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PATCO, SEPTA work on compatibility of Freedom cards

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Last updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 1:07 AM

PATCO riders will soon be able to use their Freedom cards to pay fares on SEPTA subways and buses, PATCO and SEPTA officials said Wednesday.

However, SEPTA-issued smart cards won't work on PATCO.

After SEPTA switches to its long-awaited electronic "smart card" fare-payment system this year, PATCO cards will be compatible with the SEPTA Key system, PATCO general manager John Rink said.

One caveat: A PATCO card must be registered with PATCO. That registration will permit SEPTA to identify the user and bill PATCO for the trip, Rink said.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...GPjYFXbhv3f.99
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