ANALYSIS OF PEAK PERIOD PASSENGER FLOWS ON THE LINDENWOLD RAPID TRANSIT LINE

In February 1969, the Delaware River Port Authority initiated a new high-speed rail transit service connecting Lindenwold, New Jersey and Center City Philadelphia. Patronage of the High-Speed Line at the time of its opening was approximately 14,850 persons per day; usage has been increasing steadily and reached about 32,000 per day by April 1, 1970. At that time, traffic conditions were becoming extremely critical at some stations, mainly because the available number of parking spaces was not able to meet the demand. Because of the saturation of parking spaces at the suburban stations, patronage was leveling off, suggesting that access to stations was limiting the transit usage and preventing further growth of patronage. In response to this situation, during the summer of 1970, the Delaware River Port Authority undertook an expansion of parking facilities from 5896 to 8244 spaces, an increase of 40 percent. In order to analyze the effect of these improvements, before-and-after surveys were conducted on April 1, 1970 and November 18, 1970.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Pennsylvania Law School

    3400 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104
  • Authors:
    • Boyce, D E
    • Murthy, BVA
  • Publication Date: 1971-6-30

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM