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Old 07-29-2016, 06:14 AM
 
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Buy your tickets in advance?
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Buy your tickets in advance?
It's not just that. I have a pass so no need to buy tickets. The main issue I have is that they will be checking tickets/passes atop the stairwells to get down to the platforms. Therefore lines will form just to get down to the platforms. Who knows how long the lines will be and how quickly (or not) they will move thus potentially causing people to miss their trains.
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:10 AM
 
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PlanPhilly | Sidelined Silverliners: Repaired Regional Rail trains should rollout this month, normal service by October, says SEPTA
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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It's not just that. I have a pass so no need to buy tickets. The main issue I have is that they will be checking tickets/passes atop the stairwells to get down to the platforms. Therefore lines will form just to get down to the platforms. Who knows how long the lines will be and how quickly (or not) they will move thus potentially causing people to miss their trains.
How has this issue been?
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Huh don't know why that article says October... other articles I read specifically said week of Nov 6. 3 more months of this bs

http://6abc.com/travel/septa-return-...month/1455508/


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How has this issue been?
Ah I forgot to update - It's actually been fine!! I've been really surprised. It's felt like there's been less people at the station though so I don't know if that's true or if it's because people have to go in the ticket lines first. But I walk right down to the platform with no problems. I haven't paid attention to other stairwells but mine has 2 people posted at it.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Huh don't know why that article says October... other articles I read specifically said week of Nov 6. 3 more months of this bs

http://6abc.com/travel/septa-return-...month/1455508/
The statement in Jim Saksa's PlanPhilly story and the November date are both correct.

The mid-October date is when SEPTA expects enough railcars on the property, including the cars it's leasing, to operate normal weekday Regional Rail service.

The Silverliners will still be coming back into service at a 10-cars-per-week rate then; probably somewhere between half and two-thirds of the cars should be hauling passengers again by mid-October. The last of the 220 sidelined Silverliners, however, won't be ready to roll until the week of Nov. 6, though SEPTA says that if the pace of repairs picks up, they could all be back in service ahead of that week.

Presumably SEPTA can returned the leased cars to their owners ahead of Nov. 6 and save itself a little money.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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The statement in Jim Saksa's PlanPhilly story and the November date are both correct.

The mid-October date is when SEPTA expects enough railcars on the property, including the cars it's leasing, to operate normal weekday Regional Rail service.

The Silverliners will still be coming back into service at a 10-cars-per-week rate then; probably somewhere between half and two-thirds of the cars should be hauling passengers again by mid-October. The last of the 220 sidelined Silverliners, however, won't be ready to roll until the week of Nov. 6, though SEPTA says that if the pace of repairs picks up, they could all be back in service ahead of that week.

Presumably SEPTA can returned the leased cars to their owners ahead of Nov. 6 and save itself a little money.
Ah ok, thanks for the clarification!
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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Any explanations of how the leased cars will work? Will there just be random NJT logoed trains rolling into SETPA stations? It'll be strange seeing NJT cars pulling up next to SEPTA cars in stations like Jefferson and Suburban.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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More changes - SEPTA | Regional Rail Interim Weekday Schedule

Only change to Manayunk line is they made that one train that keeps expressing from Ivy Ridge actually an express train. So if I don't take the 703, the next train isn't until 815 and that one is always at least 15min late.
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Philly, PA
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Any explanations of how the leased cars will work? Will there just be random NJT logoed trains rolling into SETPA stations? It'll be strange seeing NJT cars pulling up next to SEPTA cars in stations like Jefferson and Suburban.
The leased cars have already been out in service since the week after SEPTA announced the defect. NJT/AMTRAK/MARC Cars have been on the rails. They all have their logos , no need to change. There is some videos of them on youtube...just search septa regional rail and put recent videos.
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