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Old August 9th, 2012, 05:41 AM   #521
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there banned in the NYC region , I have one...
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Old August 19th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #523
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Morristown line Fanning @ Old Harrison Station and the Passaic River Bridge



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Old August 22nd, 2012, 07:54 PM   #524
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 06:37 AM   #525
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more like "YOU'RE OBSTRUCTING PASSENGER FLOW ON THE PLATFORM!!!!!!! INEXCUSABLE." it's silly stuff if you ask me.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 09:10 AM   #527
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Peculiar -- slow and noisy electric propulsion in a virtual ghost town.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #528
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Old September 6th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #529
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The Michigan City videos are amazing!
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Old September 6th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #530
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Why was the Staten Island rail built so close to the shore, as opposed to more inland? Due to the highway construction?
It was built where the population was at the time.

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Old September 6th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #531
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Isn't the member's question more about the shore than the shoreline?
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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #532
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Why was the Staten Island rail built so close to the shore, as opposed to more inland? Due to the highway construction?
The first section of the Staten Island Railway, between Tompkinsville and Tottenville, opened in 1860, long before there were any highways or even paved roads on Staten Island. It was electrified and made a rapid-transit railway in 1925.
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Peculiar -- slow and noisy electric propulsion in a virtual ghost town.
It's hard to tell whether the town has always been semi-rural or if it's becoming Urban Prairie (image-google it).

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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:19 AM   #534
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Septa Chestnut Hill West line @ Allen Lane in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opened : 1880
Electrified : 1918
Tracks : 2
Track Miles to Center City : 10.4 Mi
Upgraded : 2009-2011
Daily Usage : 350 Passengers (2012)


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350 passengers a day in a city with millions of inhabitants??? It must be particularly slow and inconvenient option... Would be more efficient to sponsor a taxi for all these folks.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #536
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Wow, they really fixed up Allen Lane station!

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350 passengers a day in a city with millions of inhabitants??? It must be particularly slow and inconvenient option... Would be more efficient to sponsor a taxi for all these folks.
That's the number of passengers who board at THAT STATION. It isn't the line ridership. And I don't believe SEPTA counts the number of people who get off at stations. On a separate note, I don't know how they count the number of riders who get on.

Also, if you know anything about Philly, this line parallels the busiest bus route in the city (was formerly a trolley route; 'temporary' bus service came into effect in 1992). Bus fare is far cheaper than Regional Rail line fare and also more frequent; I bet a good amount of people take the bus down to Broad Street and change to the subway to get into Center City, especially non-professional labor. This line also parallels very closely another SEPTA Regional Rail Line. In addition, the 2 Chestnut Hill lines are known for having short distances between station; it's 4/10 of a mile to the next southbound station, which is short for a rail line but not uncommon for heavy rail or sometimes even light rail.

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350 passengers a day in a city with millions of inhabitants??? It must be particularly slow and inconvenient option... Would be more efficient to sponsor a taxi for all these folks.
The line itself sees close to 6,000 daily riders , the stations are very close to each other so Ridership aside from a few busy stations is about 350 per station. Same with the other Chestnut Hill line and other regional rail lines , theres also a bus route that runs down the center of Chestnut hill about 50,000 use that. So you have 14,000 Regional Rail users , 50,000 Bus / Future Tram users and other misc number use shuttle buses all in the Suburban part of Philly. A lot of people bike up there since everything is so close or walk or the bus or train.
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Northeast Corridor @ Newark Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey

Opened : 1935
Tracks : 6 Regional Rail & Intercity Rail , 2 Rapid Transit and 4 Tram tracks
Number of Trains that service the station : 570
Upgraded : 2007 , Facade , Waiting area , Tram & Bus Terminals and Misc Equipment
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Daily Usage : 150,900 Passengers - All modes (2012)


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The horn on that train is sweet and sad at the same time.
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Why Sad?
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