Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New SEPTA Rail Car Mockup At Suburban Station

TSEPTA General Manager Joseph Casey invites the public to get a glimpse of the new Silverliner V Regional Rail Cars. A full-scale mock-up version of the Silverliner V car will be on display at Suburban Station (Track O) on Thursday, October 2nd and the viewing event will commence with a special ceremony at 12:00 noon.

The mock-up of the Silverliner V car will remain on display at Suburban Station from October 2 through October 16 (weekdays only) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide an extended opportunity for everyone to "steel" a peek into the future of SEPTA.

It's a great opportunity to take a look at the interior of the rail car, and we'll be able to look at how a bike will be accommodated on the train. The mock up does not have a bike tie-down in the wheelchair spaces installed although the 2005 Technical Specifications Document states on page 3-29:

Suitable provisions shall be made at the folding passenger seats to secure two bicycles in each car. A versatile clamp arrangement designed for a 4 g vertical and lateral load and an 8 g longitudinal load is desired. The feature shall not displace any passenger seats. Details of the design and construction shall be as proposed by the Industrial Designer and approved by the Engineer.