Ridership on the PATCO High Speed Line is down a little from near record highs seen a year ago, but managers aren’t all that concerned for now.
It’s becoming a chronic problem, causing occasional train delays, and officials say they’re taking steps to stop it.
The transit agency that runs the high-speed train line between Camden and Philadelphia is getting ready to update its “Freedom” card, the cashless method for paying fares.
Crews were on the scene of a fire in the subway in Center City.
The morning snow storm had some affect on mass transit, this morning. Philadelphia International Airport reported weather-related delays of up to an hour and 30 minutes and SEPTA suspended service on its Cynwyd Regional Rail line due to switching problems.
Patco’s Tim Ireland says the riders have spoken, and the rail operator listened.
A committee of people who use DRPA bridges and the PATCO high speed line handed the Delaware River Port Authority a list of suggestions this week on issues they’d like to see addressed.
Thousands are expected to line the Delaware River to watch a Flugtag competition Saturday.
The PATCO high speed line is becoming ever more popular. Officials say they’re seeing ridership levels that they haven’t seen in more than a decade.
The Delaware River Port Authority is looking at an advertising deal by SEPTA and wondering if it can do the same for the cash-strapped train system.
Patco riders will be able to pay their fare with a tap of a credit card, beginning Monday.
PATCO is following the lead of other transit agencies, launching a three-month test of “quiet cars” on its trains.
A video on Patco’s web site offering humorously helpful tips is just part of the “Courtesy Counts” campaign, launched after a rider survey found four recurring complaints.
PennDot, NJDOT, and DelDOT in addition to area municipal crews have been out in full force most of the Sunday morning.
Two are dead in the Juniata section of Philadelphia because of speeding in slippery conditions this morning.