Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Without having done a route-by-route review as of yet, here are a few of the more notable changes that took effect on Monday:

101/102 - Pre-construction service has been restored; mid-day 101 trolleys depart for Media at :00 and :30 after the hour; mid-day 102 trolleys depart for Sharon Hill at :15 and :45 after the hour

108 - Additional early evening service added between 19:00 and 22:00

110/111/117 - The bus stop at Penn State/Delaware County has been relocated to the new driveway to the front of the Commons Building

111 - Trip time adjustments to/from Chadds Ford

113 - Now service the new Chester Downs racetrack/slots parlor* at 4 St/Morton Av; additionally, the SEPTA web site now indicates that buses will terminate/originate in Marcus Hook at 4 St/Green St instead of Delaware Av/Green St

119 - New trip between Chester and Cheyney University added

120 - All weekday trips, with the exception of one early evening trip, are one-seat rides between 69 St and Cheyney (which was long overdue; the shuttles that were initiated a few years ago should never have seen the light of day)

Meanwhile, on Monday, the day of the schedule change, there were no new timetables available at 1234 Market, Suburban Station, or Market East. On Tuesday, new timetables were available at 1234 Market, however, not all of the new timetables were printed out at any location. As of yesterday, timetables for the 100, 104, 105, 108, 110, 114, and 118 were photocopied as opposed to the printed timetables for all other routes. To not have the new timetables available to the public on the day they take effect is just staggering.

And, to top it all off, yesterday, there were still timetables available for the old 122 route at 1234 Market. Brilliant...

* - Slots parlor subject to Harrisburg figuring out what the hell they're doing...

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