Originally Posted by el don
Hey Kid, have you or anyone else ever done a mock up of extending one of the chestnut hill lines to the mall? To me it just makes sense since there are a lot of jobs up that way.
I took a look at it a while ago. Both of the Chestnut Hill lines end at their railheads -- historically interurban trolleys ran along Ridge and Germantown.
The old Reading Plymouth Branch has been turned into a rail-trail, and it misses the main office park hub above the mall. So from a practical standpoint, the optimal solution would seem to be a dedicated Plymouth Meeting express bus, that would essentially go up the Schuylkill to the Blue Route to the mall and then circulate around the office parks. I'd call such a route the "127".