Flower Show - Traditionally PATCO's ridership increases significantly during the Philadelphia Flower Show, and PATCO provides extra service on the Saturdays and Sundays of the Show. PATCO also hands out walking guides to our passengers to help them find their way from 8th/Market Street Station to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This brochure is particularly helpful in view of the construction-related closure of the convenient concourse walkway through the Gallery. Ridership this year fell short of that during last year's Flower Show, in part as a result of a snow storm.
Ridership - Average weekday ridership in March, 2017 was 37,725 compared to 37,098 in March of 2016, a 1.69% increase. (Ridership on the day of the snow storm, March 14, is not included in that calculation, as the 7,933 is not at all typical of weekday ridership.) Overall ridership in March, 2017 was 937,955, a decrease of 7,948 (-0.84%) when compared to March of 2016. Year to date as of the end of March, ridership in 2017 was 2,669,833, an increase of 55,421 (+2.12%) compared to last year.
On-Time Performance - The on-time performance for the 5,797 trips in March was 96.73%. With respect to service during the weekdays, trains were on time during 8 morning peaks and 10 evening peaks. On-time performance year to date is 96.21%.
Overhaul Program - As of March 31, forty-eight (48) refurbished cars are serving our customers. Two cars are undergoing commissioning on-site. We expect another married pair to be delivered on April 6 and another on the 13th.
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PATCO Cares - As part of our PATCO Cares program, representatives of Camden Area Health Education Center spoke with PATCO customers at our Lindenwold Station, explaining their services.
Girl Scouts say THANKS to the Board - "Because of your help, many of your customers had convenient access to cookies, and Girl Scouts had a safe spot to sell. Many of your riders expressed pleasure at seeing us, saying it was so nice of PATCO to allow us to sell there."