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Old 07-07-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Meanwhile the train that are going to burbs have been delayed in the morning.
Yesterday mine was delayed for a good 30 minutes. This morning, it was only 21 minutes.

I just wonder what will happen during DNC at the end of this month.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:56 AM
 
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I just wonder what will happen during DNC at the end of this month.
A lot of waiting...and sweating.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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SEPTA by then will do something about it. Hopefully.
The city does not want to look bad. I surely don't want Philly to look bad.

SEPTA did a good job cleaning up the Suburban Station concourse that annex the RR to the subway area (Put shiny tile, change the LED accent lights and repaint the mural downstairs). I don't think they will have something like this affect them.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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SEPTA by then will do something about it. Hopefully.
The city does not want to look bad. I surely don't want Philly to look bad.

SEPTA did a good job cleaning up the Suburban Station concourse that annex the RR to the subway area (Put shiny tile, change the LED accent lights and repaint the mural downstairs). I don't think they will have something like this affect them.
It seems their biggest hope is to borrow trains. This debacle will NOT be resolved by September IMO. There is substantial work to be done (including design, raw materials, etc.). And there will be lawsuits, most likely bankruptcy's, lawyers, etc. The issues regarding warranties and fault will be debated regarding the suppliers that were selected by SEPTA. I would also expect that SEPTA will have budget impacts that could be significant.

This is a lousy situation. I feel bad for everyone, including SEPTA.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:11 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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It seems their biggest hope is to borrow trains. This debacle will NOT be resolved by September IMO. There is substantial work to be done (including design, raw materials, etc.). And there will be lawsuits, most likely bankruptcy's, lawyers, etc. The issues regarding warranties and fault will be debated regarding the suppliers that were selected by SEPTA. I would also expect that SEPTA will have budget impacts that could be significant.

This is a lousy situation. I feel bad for everyone, including SEPTA.
I concur
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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A lot of waiting...and sweating.
I doubt delegates will be using much pub trans. They'll be vanned around.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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It seems their biggest hope is to borrow trains. This debacle will NOT be resolved by September IMO. There is substantial work to be done (including design, raw materials, etc.). And there will be lawsuits, most likely bankruptcy's, lawyers, etc. The issues regarding warranties and fault will be debated regarding the suppliers that were selected by SEPTA. I would also expect that SEPTA will have budget impacts that could be significant.

This is a lousy situation. I feel bad for everyone, including SEPTA.
Hindsight is always 20/20. They won't admit it but they should have accepted Kawasaki's bid. A proven manufacturer for septa.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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It's a good thing I decided to do the train today because my coworker said the 62 bus just never showed up! My 7:03am train ended up getting me to Suburban about 10min late. The 4:31pm out of Suburban got in exactly on time! So think I will be doing this slight schedule shift for the time being. As much as I don't like getting up earlier, I do like being able to leave earlier! The train this morning was packed and I got the last seat - standing room only after that. The next train expressed after Ivy Ridge due to overcrowding. Train this afternoon was half empty. Will be interested to see if/how this changes next week.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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It's a good thing I decided to do the train today because my coworker said the 62 bus just never showed up! My 7:03am train ended up getting me to Suburban about 10min late. The 4:31pm out of Suburban got in exactly on time! So think I will be doing this slight schedule shift for the time being. As much as I don't like getting up earlier, I do like being able to leave earlier! The train this morning was packed and I got the last seat - standing room only after that. The next train expressed after Ivy Ridge due to overcrowding. Train this afternoon was half empty. Will be interested to see if/how this changes next week.
My would-be morning CHE has been pretty reliable within 10 minutes of the schedule.

My would-be PM CHW has been completely unreliable - but it was even before all of this happened. Always getting held up around Wayne Junction before it hits Center City, missing its Amtrak Slot, waiting forever at NPHL. 20+ delays weren't uncommon before, and that's the same.

I've still been doing the bus and subway. But I think I'm feeling okay about taking the train into work again. By the end of the workday though, I'm really not interested in anything but going home the quickest way possible, so will continue to take the bus until I once again have the east and west to play off of each other - which sounds like it could be months.

I do hope to hear of a more accurate timeframe of how soon this will be fixed, because if it's going to be a long-term issue I'd be perfectly willing to not spend an extra 50 dollars a month on a trailpass I can't use to its full potential.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I took the Norristown trolley and subway to work this a.m. Why I never thought of doing this before is beyond me, but now with trains running only once an hour, this will be my new normal. There was a wait getting on the trolley this morning, but SEPTA has doubled the cars at rush hour.
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