THE LINDENWOLD LINE: SUCCESSFUL RAIL RAPID TRANSIT

A BASIC CONCLUSION FROM OPERATION OF THE LINDENWOLD LINE, A 14.5-MILE RAIL TRANSIT LINE STRETCHING FROM THE PHILADELPHIA--CAMDEN BUSINESS DISTRICTS TO THE TOWN ON LINDENWOLD EAST OF THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE, IS THAT MOTORISTS WILL ABANDON THEIR CARS IN FAVOR OF RAPID TRANSIT IF THE LATTER IS SUFFICIENTLY ATTRACTIVE. THE TOPICS CONSIDERED HERE ARE THE AREA SERVED; THE PRIOR CONDITION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN THE AREA; STUDIES, SURVEYS, AND CONSTRUCTION; OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE; AND RESULTS AND EFFECTS. IT IS NOTED THAT A TOTAL ORGANIZATION OF 225 PERSONS OPERATES A LINE CARRYING 8.5 MILLION PASSENGERS ANNUALLY; A COMPARABLE COMMUTER RAILROAD CARRYING 13.5 MILLION PASSENGERS ANNUALLY ON EIGHT LINES EMPLOYS 755 PERSONS. THE AVERAGE PATRONAGE INCREASE HAS BEEN 20%. AN INCREASE AS LOW AS 10% HAS BEEN RECORDED IN A HIGHLY DEVELOPED SUBURBAN AREA, WHILE ONE AS HIGH AS 35% WAS REGISTERED BY A PARTIALLY DEVELOPED AREA. THE IMPACT ON URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR THE PHILADELPHIA--CAMDEN AREA IS EVALUATED WITH RESPECT TO THE PRESENT AND FUTURE.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • KLAUDER, L T
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 323-336
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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  • Accession Number: 00241564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2001 12:00AM