Friday, April 01, 2011

"A Different Breed Of Rider"

Mechnical turnstiles are a bad idea, tho the faster pull-away doors like you have on DC metro would be ok, but, uh, whuh?

Frequent rail passenger Douglas Diehl of Drexel Hill said he could envision riding free from Trenton on SEPTA's train and then returning on the cheaper NJ Transit River Line. He said he got conflicting answers from SEPTA representatives Friday about that possibility. And Diehl said rail passengers would not be happy with the proposed gates in Center City stations.

"Regional Rail passengers are a different breed of rider," he said. "And now SEPTA is going to treat them like subway riders and make them go through turnstiles?"