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Old September 14th, 2015, 02:35 AM   #301
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Old September 15th, 2015, 11:07 PM   #302
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New SEPTA station in Lansdale set to spur transit-oriented development



The opening of a new SEPTA station has developers and officials planning new high-density apartments over ground floor retail, full of new gastropubs, artisanal cafes and independent breweries attracting highly mobile young professionals who’ve opted out of car ownership.

Is this Fishtown or Manayunk? Nope.

It’s Lansdale, the small North Penn community best known - at least according to Wikipedia - for having a fountain with a big rock in it.

Transit-oriented development is coming to the quiet Montgomery county borough with a new SEPTA station at 9th Street poised to open in a few weeks, as construction of a large parking garage at the existing Lansdale station begins.

Officials hope the new infrastructure investments will inspire the sort of vibrant mixed-use developments that will help the borough’s small downtown go from sleepy to exciting. “We’re hoping,” says Lansdale Borough Manager, Jake Ziegler, “to put a different, much more active face on the Borough.”
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Old September 16th, 2015, 05:12 AM   #303
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Is it possible to turn one or both of the Chestnut Hill lines into rapid transit lines?
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Old September 16th, 2015, 06:52 AM   #304
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Is it possible to turn one or both of the Chestnut Hill lines into rapid transit lines?
Its been variously proposed at various points in time for decades. It would be prohibitively expensive in either case.

Both used to have near-rapid transit levels of service (supposedly). So the best option might be to improve existing service.
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Old October 9th, 2015, 05:56 AM   #305
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Old October 13th, 2015, 01:23 AM   #306
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some SEPTA Photos from 2014 by Matt Johnson

PATCO High Speed line


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Old October 13th, 2015, 02:24 AM   #307
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Is there the chance that the subway of Philly will return to be 24/7 ?
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Old October 13th, 2015, 04:15 AM   #308
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I read an article about it being on the drawing board for weekend service some months ago. Check the SEPTA website.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 12:00 AM   #309
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here's my fantasy version of what an expanded Philly system could look like:

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Old October 14th, 2015, 03:05 PM   #310
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This has been the interesting reply of the Septa to my question about the chance to have a 24/7 subway in Philly :
Thank you for contacting SEPTA Customer Service. Currently the Broad St. Line and the Market-Frankford Lines operate 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Future service extension for late night train service may be considered if resources become available to cover the overhead operational expenses required for the additional equipment and manpower needed to do so. Projected ridership is also a factor that must be considered in order to extend weekend schedules.





Your comments have been forward to the Service Planning Division for consideration should the resources and ridership levels meet the requirements to add service in the future.









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Old October 20th, 2015, 03:12 AM   #311
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I hope that somebody to organize a petition to ask to the Septa to begin a 24/7 subway service experiment the next summer.
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Old October 20th, 2015, 05:09 AM   #312
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I hope that somebody to organize a petition to ask to the Septa to begin a 24/7 subway service experiment the next summer.
It should be back by next summer if the Business community has its way... I think Regional Rail should be 24/7 aswell , at least on weekends.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 06:41 PM   #313
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Old October 24th, 2015, 05:56 AM   #314
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Lehigh Valley studying viability of restarting rail service to Philadelphia area

By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Posted: October 16, 2015

A rebirth of the long-ago rail route between Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley is among the possibilities being considered in a two-year study looking at transportation options for the quickly growing region.

The MoveLV: Long Range Transportation Plan will look for the best transportation options for the Allentown-Easton-Bethlehem region. Surveys conducted in the last year suggest demand for such a major rail project.

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Obstacles abound for a rail line to Philadelphia. Federal funding for transportation has declined to a trickle, said Chris Puchalsky, of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and much state money is wrapped up in maintaining existing rail networks.

"We're not in the funding environment where this is feasible today," he said of restarting rail service from the Lehigh Valley to Philadelphia.
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DRAFT 2015 Pennsylvania State Rail Plan, Fall 2015

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The main problems with reinstating LV-Philadelphia passenger rail are money and a few short-sighted, wealthy, NIMBYs in Hellertown.
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The main problems with reinstating LV-Philadelphia passenger rail are money and a few short-sighted, wealthy, NIMBYs in Hellertown.
I'm sure you keep the trail or path when you rebuild the line , they won't be so opposed to it...
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I'm sure you keep the trail or path when you rebuild the line , they won't be so opposed to it...
No, they specifically wanted the trail done to REMOVE the possibility of rail operation.
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Old October 31st, 2015, 07:01 AM   #320
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So today I got a rear view window from Center City all the way to Trenton

Emerging from the Center City Tunnel


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Leaving SEPTA 30th Street Station


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Accelerating in the 30th Street yard


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some SEPTA equipment parked in the yard


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Yellow PRR Signals...which seem to be used only in Center City


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Diesel unit reversing into the Yard from the Zoo Interlocks


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Crossing the Schuylkill River


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Its Straight and Fast in parts of North Philly


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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A slight curve to the right


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Passing an inbound Atlantic City line train


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Under the Market-Frankford EL


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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The infamous Curve where the derailment occurred earlier this yr..., the poles were anchored in concrete...but they didn't appear to be new..


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Southbound Regional roars past near Bridesburg station


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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60 Speed limit near Bridesburg


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Another straight away near Tacony station


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Northbound Regional roars past at Torresdale station


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Very Curvy in Northeastern Philly


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Finally out of Philly , this station is Croydon


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Another straight away along US 13


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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And a Curve before Bristol


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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And another Curve after Bristol


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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near Levvittown Station


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Inbound Septa local passing outside Levvittown


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Southbound Acela passing...


SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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SEPTA Trenton Line Railfan window outbound Journey
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Trenton Cut...


Trenton Northeast Corridor Cut
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Trenton Northeast Corridor Cut
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