Novel Features on Lindenwold Line

by Richard E. Pinkham, Gen. Mgr.; Port Authority Transit Corp., Camden, NJ,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 2, Pg. 367-385

Document Type: Journal Paper


The new Lindenwold high speed rapid transit line between Philadelphia, PA, and suburban Lindenwold, NJ, was built by the Delaware River Port Authority and is operated by its subsidiary, PATCO. The line covers 14.5 miles and owns 75 new, high speed, automated cars. Parking facilities for over 8,600 autos are provided at suburban stations. All stations are unmanned, but are protected by closed circuit television. Tickets, which vary in price from 30 cents to 60 cents, are sold by vendors and collected by electronic turnstiles. The right-of-way is fully grade separated, either on conventional fill or on reinforced concrete elevated structures. Running rails are 132 lb. for ease of maintenance and current return capacity, and are fully welded with joints only at signal block locations. All operations are directed and substations controlled from a central location. Management is aided by computer records of car, right-of-way, and fare collection expenses.

Subject Headings: Suburbs | Automobiles | Parking facilities | Reinforced concrete | Structure reinforcement | Rapid transit systems | Rivers and streams | Ports and harbors | United States | Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | New Jersey | Delaware

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