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Old January 6th, 2012, 02:07 AM   #141
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Meet the 101-year-old SEPTA rider (a video).
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 01:39 AM   #150
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Continuing on with the station by station stuff...the Map will be fixed later today

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Current , Proposed / Planned or Under Construction Stations

Urban Heavy Rail & Urban & Suburban Trolleys

Current Network

Heavy Rail

Broad Street line
Fern Rock
Olney
Logan
Wyoming
Hunting Park
Erie
Allegheny
North Philadelphia
Susquehanna–Dauphin
Cecil B. Moore
Girard
Fairmount
Spring Garden
Race–Vine
City Hall
Walnut–Locust
Lombard–South
Ellsworth–Federal
Tasker–Morris
Snyder
Oregon
Pattison
11th - Oiagonal
Fort Enterprise


Broad Street Spur
Fern Rock
Olney
Erie
North Philadelphia
Girard
Spring Garden
Chinatown
8th Street


Market - Frankford line
Strahie Street Terminal
Rhawn Street
Napfle Street
Cottman Ave
Knorr Street
Roosevelt Bouevard

Frankford Transportation Center
Margaret-Orthodox
Church
Erie-Torresdale
Tioga
Allegheny
Somerset
Huntingdon
York-Dauphin
Berks
Girard
Spring Garden
2nd Street
5th Street
8th Street
11th Street
13th Street
15th Street
30th Street
34th Street
40th Street
46th Street
52nd Street
56th Street
60th Street
63rd Street
Millbourne
69th Street Terminal


Norristown High Speed Line
Norristown Transportation Center
Bridgeport
DeKalb Street
Hughes Park
Gulph Mills
Matsonford
County Line
Villanova
Stadium – Ithan Avenue
Garrett Hill
Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr
Haverford
Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore Junction
Wynnewood Road
Beechwood–Brookline
Penfield
Township Line Road
Parkview
69th Street Terminal


PATCO High Speed line
15th–16th & Locust
12–13th & Locust
9–10th & Locust
8th & Market
Franklin Square
City Hall
Broadway
Ferry Avenue
Collingswood
Westmont
Haddonfield
Woodcrest
Ashland
Lindenwold


Suburban Trolleys

101 Media Trolley
69th Street Terminal
Fairfield Avenue
Walnut Street
Avon Road
Hilltop Road
Beverly Boulevard
Congress Avenue
Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Park
Irvington Road
Drexel Hill Junction
Huey Avenue
School Lane
Aronimink
Anderson Avenue
Drexelbrook
Drexeline
Scenic Road
Springfield Road
Saxer Avenue
Leamy Avenue
Woodland Avenue
Thomson Avenue
Springfield Mall
Paper Mill Road
Pine Ridge
Beatty Road
Providence Road
Manchester Avenue
Edgemont Street
Monroe Street
Jackson Street
Olive Street
Veterans Square
Media–Orange Street

102 Sharon Hill Trolley
69th Street Terminal
Fairfield Avenue
Walnut Street
Avon Road
Hilltop Road
Beverly Boulevard
Congress Avenue
Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Park
Irvington Road
Drexel Hill Junction
Garrettford
Drexel Manor
Marshall Road
Creek Road
Baltimore Pike
Penn Street
Springfield Road
Clifton–Aldan
Providence Road
Magnolia Avenue
North Street
Bartram Avenue
Andrews Avenue
MacDade Boulevard
Sharon Hill


RiverLINE
West Trenton Transit Hub
Lower Ferry Road
Parkside Ave
Prospect Street
Calhoun & Bernard Street
Calhoun & Passaic Street
State House
State and Warren Street
State and Canal Street

Trenton Transit Center
Hamilton Ave
Cass Street
Bordentown
Roebling
Florence
Burlington Towne Centre
Burlington South
Beverly-Edgewater Park
Delanco
Riverside
Cinnaminson
Riverton
Palmyra
Pennsauken-Route 73
Pennsauken Transit Center
36th Street
Walter Rand Transportation ctr
Cooper St-Rutgers Univ.
Aquarium
Entertainment Center




Future Network

Heavy Rail Network

Roosevelt Boulevard Subway
Woodhaven Road Park & Ridge
Red Lion Road
Grant Ave - Northeast Philadelphia Airport
Holme Ave
Cottman Ave
Bustleton Ave
Castor Ave
Whitaker Ave
North 5th Street

Hunting Park
Erie
Allegheny
North Philadelphia
Susquehanna–Dauphin
Cecil B. Moore
Girard
Fairmount
Spring Garden
Race–Vine
City Hall
Walnut–Locust
Lombard–South
Ellsworth–Federal
Tasker–Morris
Snyder
Oregon
Pattison
11th - Oiagonal
Fort Enterprise


Norristown High Speed Line Extension
Valley Forge Transit Center
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Village at Valley Forge
King of Prussia

Hughes Park
Gulph Mills
Matsonford
County Line
Villanova
Stadium – Ithan Avenue
Garrett Hill
Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr
Haverford
Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore Junction
Wynnewood Road
Beechwood–Brookline
Penfield
Township Line Road
Parkview
69th Street Terminal


Trolleys

Ivy Ridge Trolley - Route 17
Upper Ivy Ridge
Leverington Ave
Belmont Ave
Conshohocken State Road
City Ave
Wynnefield Avenue
Bryn Mawr Ave
52nd & West Jefferson Street
West Philadelphia Transit Center

(Continues along Route 10 Till Center City)


City Branch Trolley
Girard Av & 63rd St
(Continues along Route 15 intill Girard Av & 33rd St)
Sedgley Dr
North 52nd Street
Spring Garden Street
North 21st Street
North 18th Street
Board Street

(S-Curves onto Callowhill Street)
Callowhill & Ridge Ave
Callowhill & 6th Ave
Callowhill & 3rd Ave
Callowhill & Riverfront


Waterfront Trolley
Richmond St & Westmoreland
(Continues along Route 15 Intill Girard Av & Frankford Av)
Sugar House Casino
Delaware Av & Penn St
Spring Garden Street
Callowhill & Riverfront
Race Street Pier
Market St
Walnut St
Spruce St
Christian St
Washington Ave
Tasker Ave
East Snyder Ave
IKEA Dr

(Branches Continue to Naval Yard and Stadiums)


Glassboro / Millville Branch
Walter Rand Transportation ctr
Cooper Hospital
Atlantic Ave
Gloucester City
Crown Point Road
Red Bank Ave
Cooper Street
Woodbury Heights
Wenonah
Mantra Boulevard
Sewell
Pitman
Rowan University
Glassboro
Clayton
Newfield
Oak Road
Landis Ave
Walnut Road
Route 55 Park / Ride
Broad Street
Main Street


Pennsville Light Rail
Walter Rand Transportation ctr
Cooper Hospital
Atlantic Ave
Gloucester City
Crown Point Road
Red Bank Ave
Cooper Street
North Delaware Street
Gibbtown
Bridgeport
Penns Grove
Cameys Point
Pennsville


Bridgeton Branch
Walter Rand Transportation ctr
Cooper Hospital
Atlantic Ave
Gloucester City
Crown Point Road
Red Bank Ave
Cooper Street
Woodbury Heights
Wenonah
Mantra Boulevard
Sewell
Pitman
Rowan University
Glassboro
Clayton
Newfield
Oak Road
Delsea Drive
Morton Ave
Rosenhayn Ave
Downtown Bridgeton

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where is this 11th/Qiagonal station after AT&T Station on the BSL?
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where is this 11th/Qiagonal station after AT&T Station on the BSL?
Its in the Navy Yard section of Philly in a Undeveloped area , soon to developed. The Navy Yards and University City will become Phillys next CBD's each offering different layouts.
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Happy 80th birthday to SEPTA's Broad Ridge Spur

The Broad Ridge Spur was opened on December 21, 1932.
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SEPTA | Primos Rail Station

Primos station is on SEPTA's Media/Elwyn commuter rail line in Philly's western suburbs.

On 16 May 2013, the station reopened after a renovation.

Here is a photo by Eric Hartline of the Delco Times: (http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2...b628063471.txt)



A press release from the federal DOT shows the before-and-after image (http://www.fta.dot.gov/newsroom/12286_15500.html):

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SEPTA Suburban Trolleys/Trams

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Postwar PCC streetcars

I was able to spend a few days in Philadelphia, PA. for the American Homebrewers' Assoc.'s National Homebrew Conference.
During one afternoon, since I was on the "social" package, I stepped out from downtown and took photographs of SEPTA headquarters, and along the route #15 line, which is where the restored postwar Presidents' Conference Committee streetcars operate.
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SEPTA Regional Rail


Paoli / Thorndale Line

Daily Ridership : 20,805
Stations : 26 Current / 3 Proposed


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Market East Station

Daily Passengers : 28,608


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SEPTA 30th Street Station


Daily Passengers : 74,740


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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is urging a 1.5-mile extension of SEPTA's Broad Street subway line to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the nation's oldest such facility, now redeveloped as an office center and residential neighborhood.

Casey sent a letter to the Federal Transit Administration's Brigid Hynes-Cherin, regional administrator for FTA Region 3, urging her to discuss the potential project with SEPTA, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. (PIDC), and local labor organizations, local media report.

In the letter to Hynes-Cherin, Casey said many Navy Yard employees rely on a shuttle bus that PIDC uses to ferry them to other SEPTA stops. "As the Navy Yard continues to grow, we need to start planning for a long-term solution that will provide commuters with direct access to the Navy Yard as part of SEPTA's subway system," Casey said.

In 2007 feasibility study by PIDC and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) covering Philadelphia and nearby Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties, estimated the cost of a subway extension to be $370 million. Regional rail advocates suggest to Railway Age the price likely would be somewhat higher today, but generally agree with the 2007 study's assertion that the extension would improve the line's economic performance.

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The Broad Street Line has remained unchanged since its extension to the Philadelphia Sports Complex in 1973, and the next extension involves reaching the Navy Yard, a high-growth district, and building one or two new stations.
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PATCO unveiled the first of its refurbished commuter railcars Wednesday, showing off vehicles with brighter colors, higher ceilings, better lighting, digital displays, new seats, video screens, and security cameras.

Seating capacity, though, will be slightly reduced in the new cars, because of handicapped-accessible seating and a closed cab area for the operator.

The first two of PATCO's 120 cars are back from the factory in Hornell, N.Y., where the $194 million makeover is being done, and PATCO officials and reporters were given a tour of the cars in the transit agency's Lindenwold shop Wednesday.

The first cars are expected to be in service by February.

On the outside, the cars look much like their old selves. The stainless steel bodies are the originals, and the cars still have their old wheel assemblies and traction motors.

Inside, though, the cars look like new.

The bench seats have been replaced with bucket-style seats, done up in powder blue with red piping, reminiscent of the Phillies' 1970s road uniforms.

The cars have blue skid-resistant floors, thicker windows, and new heating and air-conditioning systems.

"I'm very impressed," said David Simon, chairman of the board of PATCO and its parent, the Delaware River Port Authority. "I was even more impressed after I went into one of the old cars and compared it to this."

Overhead digital displays will scroll the names of station stops, and an audio recording of approaching stops will replace the current announcements by the operator.

The announcements are currently in a male voice, recorded by a subcontractor, though those could be rerecorded to suit Philadelphia-area sensibilities if desired, PATCO general manager John Rink said.

Braking and accelerating will be smoother, Rink said, and each car will have an intercom to allow passengers to talk to the operator in an emergency.

The operator's cab - and the two seats next to it - will be segregated from the passenger compartment by a lockable door, and side-facing flip-up seats will provide a wheelchair-accessible area.

Those changes will mean up to eight fewer available seats in a "married pair" of cars: 152 instead of 160, Rink said.

During peak commuting periods, that could mean a total of about 200 fewer available seats.

Capacity is limited on PATCO trains now, because 26 cars are at the New York factory being refurbished by Alstom Transport Inc., a French train-builder.

As finished cars are returned to Lindenwold, a like number of cars will be sent to Hornell, until the entire fleet of 120 is refurbished.

The delivery of the first "pilot" cars was delayed by manufacturing glitches, but PATCO officials said they still expect the final delivery date to be October 2016.

The third and fourth pilot cars are slated to be delivered next Wednesday, and four more prototypes will be shipped in January, DRPA chief engineer Mike Venuto said.

After the first eight cars pass PATCO's tests and inspections, production will begin in earnest, with four cars a month expected by May.

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LINDENWOLD — The seats are blue and gray, highlighted by a thin red strip. The floor is a mottled blue linoleum, and it’s nonslip in case of spilled beverages. Two TV screens, an LED sign and an intercom are also featured.

No, it’s not the latest in man-cave design. It’s the new look of two refurbished rail cars unveiled by PATCO Wednesday.

The pair are the first in the 120-car fleet to be remodeled, and they will undergo functional and on-track evaluations over the next few weeks. They will go into service in March with six other rehabbed cars.

The rehab project is expected to cost about $194 million, with $70 million to be funded by federal dollars, PATCO officials said.

Last year, PATCO separated 26 cars from their undercarriages and trucked them to the Alstom assembly facility in Hornell, N.Y., where they were stripped down to their steel outer shells and rebuilt from the outside in.

Once the first 26 cars are spruced up — by spring 2014 — PATCO will send four cars a month to Alstom for refitting. Alstom, in turn, will send back four cars that have been overhauled.

The remodeling is the largest capital expenditure on rolling stock since the Hi-Speedline was introduced in 1969. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2016.

“Our first cars have come home for the holidays, and they look great,” said PATCO General Manager John Rink.

“They’re bright, spacious, gleaming and furnished with new equipment that promises to make PATCO travel more comfortable, reliable and secure than ever.”

Other features of the new cars include security cameras, a wheelchair and bicycle parking area with flip-up seats, and new heating and air conditioning systems.

The intercom will allow passengers to communicate with the train operator, and the TVs will air commercials and PATCO information. The LED signs will advise riders of the next stop, and external speakers on the cars will enable train announcements to be heard on the platform.

The new conductor cabs are equipped with touch-screen communication inputs and cockpit consoles that provide more real-time operational information to the operator.

“The new cabs are also locked off, because we had issues with the open cabs in the past,” said PATCO engineer Robert Traver.

“An operator would make a run into Philadelphia, and when he would go to make the return trip he’d find that somebody had used the cab at the back of the train as a bathroom. So the train would have to go out of commission.”

Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Matheussen said the walls of the new cars could be used as advertising space.

“Anything we can do to subsidize our costs will help,” Matheussen said. “Some people might not like (ads), but at the same time a lot of folks don’t realize that transit systems are heavily subsidized.”

Reach Joe Cooney at (856) 317-7830 or [email protected].


Newly rehabbed Budd car on display at the PATCO facility in Lindenwold. Wednesday, December 11, 2013. COURIER-POST/ JOHN ZIOMEK


Newly rehabbed Budd car on display at the PATCO facility in Lindenwold. Wednesday, December 11, 2013. JOHN ZIOMEK


Newly rehabbed Budd car on display at the PATCO facility in Lindenwold. Wednesday, December 11, 2013. JOHN ZIOMEK


Newly rehabbed Budd car on display at the PATCO facility in Lindenwold. Wednesday, Decemeber 11, 2013. JOHN ZIOMEK
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