Departmental Papers (ESE)


Since its takeover of the Regional Rail System from Conrail in 1983, SEPTA has made numerous efforts to adjust its facilities and operations to the needs of a modern regional rail system. In order to meet the needs of a modern transit-type operations of regional rail with shorter headways and greater operational flexibility, the infrastructure, such as track layout and signals, is one of the elements that requires changes. The current infrastructure was originally designed for freight and long distance railroad operations. This study represents part of SEPTA's efforts to modernize its regional rail infrastructure and operations in a cost effective way.

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version


Publication Source

Report for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA): Final Report

Copyright/Permission Statement

Originally published by SEPTA with the help of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.



Date Posted: 27 February 2019