3 accidents in less than 24 hours

Between yesterday and this morning, SEPTA vehicles have been in some thick situations, including a Route 23 bus that was rear-ended by a vehicle that injured 5 people, a man hit and seriously injured by a 15 trolley, and a man hit while waiting for the train by a Lansdale-Doylestown regional rail train.

Please be careful out there!

What are SEPTA’s busiest bus, trolley, & rail lines?

Crowd

Ever wondered what the busiest SEPTA routes were?

Now, courtesy of The Philadelphia Business Journal, you can wonder no more.

  1. The El
  2. Broad Street Line
  3. 23
  4. R5 (Paoli/Thorndale RR)
  5. 18
  6. 47
  7. 34 trolley
  8. 13
  9. 52
  10. 11 trolley
  11. Lansdale/Doylestown RR
  12. 36 trolley
  13. 10 trolley
  14. 4/16 (nee C)
  15. 33
  16. G
  17. 17
  18. 60
  19. West Trenton RR
  20. 14
  21. 26
  22. 42
  23. 56
  24. 15 trolley
  25. 57

I’m surprised the 21 isn’t on this list.  And where’s the 100 (aka Norristown High Speed Line)?

Any other surprises you see?

(image credit: flickr user James Cridland)

Inquirer steps up its coverage of SEPTA, runs two great stories in the past week

Two really great SEPTA stories in the Inquirer over the past few days.  Did you catch them?

On Friday, Kia Gregory reported on a training program run by SEPTA to teach bus drivers–350 so far–about conflict avoidance and de-escalation techniques.

There were about 90 assaults on them while on duty in 2011, 81 of them physical. That was up from 20 in 2010, partly due to more aggressive reporting.

It’s tough out there.

Then on Sunday, Miriam Hill reported on the old Philadelphia & Reading railroad tunnel, now owned and maintained by SEPTA that runs from Girard Avenue down south under the  Art Museum and out near the Whole Fields behind the soon-to-open Barnes Museum.

It’s good to see the Inquirer finding good interesting SEPTA stories to write about.  I’ve previously complained about the typical boring SEPTA story that runs in the Inquirer.  Here’s hoping that this is the beginning of a trend.

(image credit.)