THE LINDENWOLD HI-SPEED LINE-AN EVALUATION OF PLAN VERSUS PERFORMANCE

THE LINDENWOLD HI-SPEED LINE IS A 14.2 MILE DOUBLE TRACKED SUBURBAN ELECTRIC RAILWAY CONNECTING CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA WITH SUBURBS ACROSS THE DELAWARE RIVER IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY. THE 75 MILE PER HOUR TRAIN COMBINED WITH FAST AND FREQUENT SERVICE, AN AUTOMATIC FARE COLLECTON SYSTEM, AND CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION SURVEILLANCE OF THE STATIONS PERMITS THE PORT AUTHORITY TRANSIT CORPORATION (PATCO) TO OPERATE 6 SUBURBAN STATIONS WITH MORE PLANNED. TO ASSESS PATCO'S PERFORMANCE, ESTIMATED RIDERS WERE COMPARED WITH ACTUAL RIDERS TO DETERMINE WHY THE HI-SPEED LINE WAS USED; THE FORECASTS AND THE ACTUAL RIDERSHIP VARIED DEPENDING UPON THE STATION- PARKING SPACES, COSTS, LENGTH OF TRIP, UNEMPLOYMENT, ETC.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards /US

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  • Authors:
    • VIGRASS, J W
  • Publication Date: 1971-10-28

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1972 12:00AM