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Old November 5th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #321
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Second Quarter 2015 Daily Ridership numbers for Philadelphia


Heavy Rail
Philadelphia / EL & Subway - 330,600 (2015) : 3.63% +

Suburban/Regional Rail
Philadelphia Suburbs / SEPTA Regional Rail - 128,700 (2015) : 0.70% +

Bus Ridership
Philadelphia / SEPTA Bus - 540,900 (2015) : 2.27% +
(Trolley) Philadelphia / SEPTA - 22,100 (2015) : 21.96% +

Light Rail
Philadelphia / Trolleys - 86,800 (2015) : -5.42%
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Old November 12th, 2015, 12:29 PM   #323
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Some SEPTA Urban Trolley Photos from Jonathan Lee


40th Street Portal Trolley Station
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Old November 13th, 2015, 04:00 AM   #324
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Are there any plans to rebuild any of the suburban SEPTA stations? They are some of the shitiest excuses for rail stations I have ever seen, all on the Trenton Line, which had a completely packed train both going at Noon and leaving at rush hour!

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By Comparison, Trenton Transit Center (owned by NJ Transit, built recently)










And Philadelphia's incredible 30th Street Station, which could rival Grand Central Station for Grandeur!
















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Old November 13th, 2015, 04:33 AM   #325
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I believe 30 stations will receive high levels over the next few years... There just simple high levels with the exception of a few stations along the NEC and Main Line ; Levittown , Exton , Downingtown , Paoli , Norristown which are more complex...
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New SEPTA station to open in Lansdale
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I believe 30 stations will receive high levels over the next few years... There just simple high levels with the exception of a few stations along the NEC and Main Line ; Levittown , Exton , Downingtown , Paoli , Norristown which are more complex...
Good! At one of the stations of the return trip, the train was on the second line so the passengers had to cross a rail line to get out, using a couple of wooden steps that the conductor dragged over. I think it is just a freight side line though. There is practically no canopy at any of those middle stations other than a wooden shed, and some are even worse than the ones I photographed! Several people got on at each stop in midday, so they are used.

Also, the North Philadelphia station needs some serious rehab. Every window was smashed and there was graffiti everywhere. That is really embarassing for an Amtrak stop, (albeit one with 600 annual Amtrak passengers and about 250 daily SEPTA passengers...) If it didn't look so horrible, it would probably be used a lot more and the neighborhood would improve dramatically.
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Good! At one of the stations of the return trip, the train was on the second line so the passengers had to cross a rail line to get out, using a couple of wooden steps that the conductor dragged over. I think it is just a freight side line though. There is practically no canopy at any of those middle stations other than a wooden shed, and some are even worse than the ones I photographed! Several people got on at each stop in midday, so they are used.

Also, the North Philadelphia station needs some serious rehab. Every window was smashed and there was graffiti everywhere. That is really embarassing for an Amtrak stop, (albeit one with 600 annual Amtrak passengers and about 250 daily SEPTA passengers...) If it didn't look so horrible, it would probably be used a lot more and the neighborhood would improve dramatically.
Eddington is the worst stop on the Trenton line.... Which is a shame , since its near a large Condo/Apartment community.. I doubt they'll rehab the North Philly station intill the area around the station sees significant renewal..
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Septa awards light rail CBTC contract
Friday, November 13, 2015



SOUTHEASTERN Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) has awarded Ansaldo STS, a Hitachi Group Company, a $US 53m contract to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the Media and Sharon Hill lines of Septa's light rail network

The work includes civil works, track switch replacement and upgrades to the existing signalling system including installation, testing, and commissioning. The new system will provide centralised supervision and scheduling from Septa's integrated control centre and will increase the lines' safety and performance

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New Septa regional rail station opens in Lansdale


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Changes to Airport Line beginning 2015.12.13:
  • No more through-running to Warminster and West Trenton
  • Peak trains run as far north as Temple University; off-peak run to Jenkintown-Wyncote

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Very Fun ! Now that's a way to encourage public transport use !
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Very Fun ! Now that's a way to encourage public transport use !
Not as good as Chicago...

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New 9th Street Station in Lansdale


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3rd Quarter 2015 Daily Ridership numbers for Philadelphia


Heavy Rail
Philadelphia / EL & Subway - 293,800 (2015) : -1.24%

Suburban/Regional Rail
Philadelphia Suburbs / SEPTA Regional Rail - 126,300 (2015) : -2.82%

Bus Ridership
Philadelphia / SEPTA Bus - 473,800 (2015) : -6.95%
(Trolley) Philadelphia / SEPTA - 18,600 (2015) : -8.71%

Light Rail
Philadelphia / Trolleys - 66,400 (2015) : -11.83%
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Septa "Key" card may or may not arrive in 2016. No one is in a hurry and no one cares.

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Still coming soon: The SEPTA Key transit smart-card

By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
POSTED: December 30, 2015

When SEPTA's new smart card debuts, the need for exact change, tokens, or monthly passes on public transit will be a thing of the past.

SEPTA Key will work on buses, subways, and trolleys. It will draw directly from a bank account or serve as a debit card. Don't want to carry yet another card? The system will work with smartphones and some credit cards, too.

And it's coming next year, officials said. Really. For sure this time.

"I know we've been saying, 'It's coming, it's coming,' " said Richard Burnfield, SEPTA's deputy general manager. "It is coming."

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