WHAT DOES LINDENWOLD PROVE?

The Delaware River Port Authority's Lindenwold transit line is 14.5 miles long, has 12 stations and 75 cars, and serves the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. Ridership has climbed to better than 42,000 daily. Plans are to obtain more cars and construct one additional station. An arrangement has been concluded for feeder bus service. Parking spaces at stations have been doubled from 4,500 to 9,000. The PATCO Lindenwold Line has proved that people will leave their automobiles to ride trains, that present-day technology can meet the competition of other modes, that automation can get operating costs down to where they are manageable, and that modern rail transit can be good looking.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-12-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24-25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Age
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1973 12:00AM