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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:16 PM   #221
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It's a battle of negative degrading vs. positive news. Oh well.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 09:29 AM   #222
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Who am I degrading?
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Old March 26th, 2015, 04:47 PM   #223
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Who am I degrading?
Every sign of new rail construction or other positive news.

Every post of yours that I can recall is basically disparaging some aspect of public transportation. If you made posts that were 50% positive and 50% negative, I wouldn't consider it an issue.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #224
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Have you taken a look at what I have actually posted here? If you did, you will see that I make constructive contributions to these discussions, while you have done nothing except troll me.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 06:49 PM   #225
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Have you taken a look at what I have actually posted here? If you did, you will see that I make constructive contributions to these discussions, while you have done nothing except troll me.
I'll point to your post at the top of the last page in Boston, and your posts on the North America Streetcar thread.

I'll also point to my posts in Florida and Japan. I spend most of my time trying to learn and educate in turn, but your negativism is very distracting from the threads.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 01:06 AM   #226
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OK, thanks for pointing those out to me.

I would suggest reaching out to the mods so they can get SSC's happiness patrol on the case.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #227
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OK, thanks for pointing those out to me.

I would suggest reaching out to the mods so they can get SSC's happiness patrol on the case.
I've already gotten started.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 02:05 AM   #228
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SEPTA plans $535 million for new vehicles and construction


Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last updated: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:55 PM

SEPTA plans to spend $535 million next year to buy new vehicles, replace and repair rail bridges, upgrade train stations and begin overhauling its Center City subway concourse.

The proposed capital budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is $37 million, or 6.4 percent, less than the current capital budget, which contained a one-time infusion of $85 million in federal funding.

Among the projected spending is about $160 million earmarked to replace and overhaul vehicles. That will include 13 new locomotives, the first of 525 hybrid buses that will be purchased over five years, and the start of the process of procuring about 45 bi-level rail cars to increase capacity on the Regional Rail lines.
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Old April 3rd, 2015, 09:32 AM   #229
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Old April 3rd, 2015, 12:37 PM   #230
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For your last picture, the name of the Avenue is Girard, not Girald
(Girard is also MY family name)
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I've already gotten started.
If the behaviour becomes "troll-like" then I will take action. I will keep an eye on things, but negative news is still news all the same. Most of us who post in this section do have a pro-transit outlook. There is nothing wrong with having a counter stance to our stance too, so I won't discourage the posting at present.
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Is there a dayticket for the puclic transport?
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Old April 6th, 2015, 02:18 AM   #234
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Old April 6th, 2015, 10:54 AM   #236
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Nice, but i dont like the naming. Letters for the branches work just outbound, right? How you can tell where the train will go inbound? Let's get teh airport line. When going to the airport i would take the A, and going from there to town, which line would that be? You can't see that on this map.
In my opinion a name (regardless if it's a number or letter) should give you the info, where the train will go.
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The diagram up-top shows how each train runs from an endpoint to a terminal.

In Philly, all trains run into the core of the system (Center City).

In practice, most trains continue through to the far side of the system.
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Sure, but to which 'far side'?
Does the Airport line go to Norristown or to Trenton?
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Sure, but to which 'far side'?
Does the Airport line go to Norristown or to Trenton?
It is impossible for the airport line to go to Trenton due to the set-up of 30th St Station, but what it can do is take you to a parking lot in West Trenton. In truth, most airport-originating trains terminate in West Trenton or Warminster, though the one that originates at the airport at 7:09 am on weekdays goes to Norristown, while the one that originates at the airport at 6:39 am on weekdays goes to Doylestown.

What's more, the 4:09 pm train from the airport goes to Fox Chase, while the 4:39 pm train goes to Chestnut Hill East. A few other trains terminate at Glenside.

Weekends - the general pattern is alternating trains terminate at Warminster and West Trenton.

Try putting all of that on a map!
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Ah, yes.

That's our SEPTA for you.

Though you COULD theoretically run an Airport train through the lower level of 30th Street, or have it switch ends at Suburban, that's really not going to happen.

There HAS been off-and-on talk of extending the Atlantic City Line (yellow to lower right) down to the Airport. The main obstacles appear to be bureaucratic (funding for more equipment and staff). Its dropped off the radar again at the moment. That would be an NJ project anyway.

Years ago, they had a map with different line colors for the Regional Rail routes. Each route was paired across town.

R1: Airport-Glenside

R2: Warminster-Newark

R3: West Trenton-Elwyn

R5: Doylestown-Thorndale

R6: Norristown-Cynwyd

R7: Trenton-Chestnut Hill East

R8: Fox Chase-Chestnut Hill West

Traffic imbalances between the two halves meant that this through-routing wasn't perfectly followed even then. Cynwyd, for example, has pretty much been just a lightly-used shuttle to Suburban for a long time. The busy Norristown trains often continued down to Newark (as happens now).

Needless to say, there was much confusion when somebody stood at Jenkintown and saw a yellow-bannered Airport sign on a train heading to West Trenton whenever the crew got lazy/forgot to switch the placards.
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