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SEPTA detected structural defects in Silverliner V rail cars, all SLV cars are out of service

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can someone help me connect the dots because i remember septa had an RR bid and someone lost i think it was kawasaki and they made noise that it was rigged etc

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can someone help me connect the dots because i remember septa had an RR bid and someone lost i think it was kawasaki and they made noise that it was rigged etc

Just for the record, this has nothing to do with the car manufacturers themselves.

 

This has to do with the trucks and the truck manufacturers. And considering that this was built to SEPTA's own spec's, this would've happened no matter which car manufacturer they picked.

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Just for the record, this has nothing to do with the car manufacturers themselves.

This has to do with the trucks and the truck manufacturers. And considering that this was built to SEPTA's own spec's, this would've happened no matter which car manufacturer they picked.

Sounds like the Rockwell fiasco all over again

 

But if the trucks were an epic failure, what would be the ideal type truck to use for the SL Vs?

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Sounds like the Rockwell fiasco all over again

 

But if the trucks were an epic failure, what would be the ideal type truck to use for the SL Vs?

Not like the Rockwell fiasco...

 

What I'm hearing us is that the design was not an issue. Apparently the batch produced for the SLV's may have had the part in question welded when it shouldn't have. The trucks wore out earlier than expected and they caught it before it became an issue.

 

If anything, the truck company is in big trouble...

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There's some details about NJ Transit leasing their cars and crew to SEPTA.

 

IE: multi-levels would only be on the Trenton line between the lower level of 30th Street and Trenton

 

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/traffic/transit/SEPTA-Regional-Rail-NJ-Transit-Trains-385560501.html

 

Philly Inquirer reported that SEPTA also reached out to MTA for Metro-North cars

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/in-transit/Crowded-trains-begin-early-on-SEPTA-rail.html

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Who's to blame for these structural defects Bombardier or the yard maintenance for these cars?

Where did Bombardier come from in all of this!?

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MARC cars and Amtrak engines are at the 30th Street Yard right now.

 

http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=162919&start=150#p1392104

 

 

 

icon_post_target.gifby scotty269 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:03 pm

Lease agreements almost signed and ready for:

Amtrak
2x ACS64 
5x Amfleets

NJT
1x ALP-44
8x Comet cars

MARC
5x passenger cars

New schedule starts July 11th (Monday):
Trenton Line - removing 12 SL-IV and putting 1x NJT and 1x MARC consist (+300 seats)
Trenton/Cornwells/Levittown platforms are being extended with pavement
Warminster line - additional local service between Center City/Glenside (+1440 seats)
Paoli/Thorndale - 3x quick turns between Bryn Mawr using Amfleet equipment
Lansdale/Doylestown - Additional early AM train(s)

Looking at express bus routes from high traffic stations to Center City
Not done leasing equipment - additional equipment possible from Amtrak and other agencies from across country
DNC likely not to affect railroad scheduling/passenger counts

240 trucks total = 37 have no cracks
480 beams total = 264 have cracks
Repair is not likely possible given magnitude of problem, not entirely ruled out (SEPTA and Rotem both came to this conclusion)
If repair is out of questions, Rotem has already sourced steel for new parts.
Trucks are under warranty

Service disruption will likely last through August, at minimum.


Source: Press conference 7/8/16 1:30pm

 

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