Millbourne is about 3 very short blocks from the terminal and 63 street station. They really need to get rid of that station or eliminate Westbound platform service.
I agree that if we were starting over, we could get rid of one of the CC stops, but does it affect service in a meaningful way? if a 20th St station is ever built maybe it's worth considering eliminating a CC east stop.
I forgot all about the purposeless A/B train service that the el has. It's completely useless for people who live on the Market Street side. Not all center city stops are needed for every train to stop at.
Here's my idea.
A/B serivce should be at the following
What would the cost be to run a spur on this line off at 34th and over toward the new chop line
Would that be cheaper than extending PATCO to that area. JK if anyone knows maybe a better a/b use
Yes there are too many stops on E Market and not enough on W Market
"toward the new chop line"
I think A/B service would be the best option.
Thank g-d some of you don't make septa decisions. 11th street is worthless?!?! Hahahaha! Yeah- there's just this thing called the convention center and reading terminal market that may disagree.
Two blocks is smart. It isn't about time or what you think is correct; it is about moving millions of people throughout our city in an efficient manner without bottlenecking people. There are already a and b options. The el is amazing, and the only reliable service that appears every 4 minutes during the day while most busses are about as accurate as a broken clock.
^^^^^^^One of the purposes of a subway is to move people quickly throughout the city. Your are not moving quickly if your stopping minute. You mean to tell me that people who get off at 13th street, can't walk two very very small blocks to get to 11th street? You can't plan an el like that. What if some building important was on every single block,then what?
It's entirely to close to 13 and 15
For those of you who think the bus is faster than the El, I dare you to give it a try. I once got on a bus at 8th in the middle of the day to take it to 15th. Stopped at EVERY block and to top it off, almost all the lights changed to red. At least the El skips a few of those blocks and doesn't get caught at red lights, unless of course, there is a signal problem.