SEPACT II FINAL REPORT: A STUDY OF THE 1975 COMMUTER RAILROAD SYSTEM IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA METROPOLITAN REGION

Present commuter railroad lines are operated by the Penn Central Company and the Reading Company under agreements with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The general terms of the agreements between Septa and each railroad cover: (1) fare structure, (2) on-time performance, (3) equipment availability and utilization, (4) car cleanliness, (5) station maintenance and cleanliness, (6) parking facility maintenance, (7) management computer operations, and (8) advertising and public relations. An action program is developed to maximize rail patronage, principally by increasing the attractions of commuter rail travel compared to automobile travel and thereby increasing the absolute number and the proportion of trips made by rail. To the extent that the number of peak period trains permits, zone scheduling is recommended. This concept involves division of a particular line into zones or goups of consecutive stations, with each train serving substantially only one zone. Direct service between downtown Philadelphia and each zone would thus be provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

    2028 PSFS Building, 12 South 12th Street
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19107
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM