Today the New York Short Line is one of ConRail's two main access routes to the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area from the south, and the other via trackage rights over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Line. In an emergency, this line could also carry traffic from the West into that area. The Short Line is presently carrying 8.6 million gross tons annually with an average of 3.68 through trains per day. On the lower segment of the Line south of Cheltenham Junction, the line is also used by SEPTA for commuter service. Although the entire line is owned by ConRail, all train movements on the line are controlled by SEPTA dispatchers at Wayne Junction. SEPTA plans to increase commuter rail service and extend electrification from Fox Chase to Newtown. The objectives of this report are: to assess the impact passenger rail service would have on an existing ConRail freight line in Northeast Philadelphia; to explore solutions for reducing or eliminating such impacts; and to discuss the feasibility and magnitude of costs of these solutions. This final report is a compendium of the Technical Memorandums which have been prepared and submitted for 5 of the 6 study phases: Phase 1, Impact of Freight Operations; Phase 2, Travel Demand Estimation; Phase 3, Operating Revenue/Cost Evaluation; Phase 4, Station Location and Cost Analysis; and Phase 6, Cost Effectiveness Determination. Phase 5, Site Requirements and Opportunities Analysis, is a separate document that analyzes terminal and land area requirements for a potential Broad Street subway extension along the Roosevelt Boulevard median area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    400 Market Street
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20814

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 163 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1987 12:00AM