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Compare & Contrast: Case Study of SEPTA Train Times

16 Sep

For days 1 & 2 of taking the train to work on my Low Car Diet, I had 2 drastically different timings for AM work commute. See below.

Day 1, Wednesday:

  • 6:55, walked out door
  • 7:01, got to Subway Station
  • 7:10, got on Broad St Line
  • 7:18, arrived at Suburban Station. Train delayed for 8 minutes
  • 7:30-something: Get on Regional Rail Train
  • 8:15, get on bus. Sit & wait.
  • 8:30, bus leaves parking lot
  • 8:58 arrive at office

Day 2, Thursday morning:

  • 6:45, walk out door
  • 6:50, arrive at subway station
  • 6:54, subway arrives
  • 7:10: Arrive at Suburban Station
  • 7:15, get on Regional Rail
  • 7:45, arrive at destination station
  • 7:50, Shuttle departs
  • 8:18 AM: Walk into office!

Lesson Learned: Shockingly, missing your train by 3 minutes causes apprx 40 additional minutes of travel time…

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