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D.J.

Photos of SEPTA Sh!ttle Buses, Trolley Detours, and Moar!!!

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Everyone knows about the shenanigans that were pulled on the trollies, but if you don't, 33rd Street had major epic fails and then the trollies and MFL service was halted. By the time i got out there, the EL was running, bus the 10 and 36 was completely bused, and the 11, 13, and 34 were diverted to 49th & Woodland. Know what that means? EPIC SHUTTLE BUSSING AND DETOURS!! I have some Photos to share, please save your foam for after the photos

 

49th & Woodland

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40th & Market

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Enjoy!!!

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Nice shots!

 

Why do busses display that "call police 911" message? That's only supposed to be used in an emergency onboard where the driver can't communicate what's going on.

 

- A

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Great Photos man! Gotta go back down there nxt month for some Silverliner 5!

 

btw did u take these with the GE cam? looks good!

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Great Photos man! Gotta go back down there nxt month for some Silverliner 5!

 

btw did u take these with the GE cam? looks good!

Lol yea All with the GE! Thanks mark1447!!

Nice shots!

 

Why do busses display that "call police 911" message? That's only supposed to be used in an emergency onboard where the driver can't communicate what's going on.

 

- A

The sign was broken on that bus and the system froze. According to someone who was out there earlier, the sign was like that all day!

 

How does SEPTA and PATCO Shuttle Buses work?

Basically, for SEPTA, if a subway line is down, they take buses from all the city depots so they can have enough to try to pick up EVERYONE. The shuttles have priority over some regularly scheduled routes meaning that some buses may be out serving as a subway shuttle instead of a bus route that comes every minute.

 

For the trollies, they usually only take buses from Southern and Callowhill and run them along the affected route, but when all the routes are affected like yesterday, they have to treat it the same way as the subway shuttles, priority over other routes and they have to have enough buses to pick up EVERYONE

 

Both situations fail because first, the subway shuttles usually are usually so packed that people would have to wait for the next bus which is also packed, and for the most part, they're one behind the other...

 

In the trolley case, the trollies are usually SRO but they're longer than the buses, so when you put a 40 foot bus out there and run it on the regular schedule (which durring rush hour is every 30 seconds) the bus cannot handle that at all!:cry:

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It depends...

 

If the whole line is shut down and the buses are running shuttles, then yes, but if the shuttles are just to take you from one station to another just to transfer you back to the line, then no

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