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    #1 VWM

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

    Here's a new idea- a what if thread.
    It's basically saying what if... a new service had to happen, constuction, ect. And you get to answer with your ideas (or facts, if you want to)
    RULES:
    No Fantasy Lines.
    Limited Foaming.

    I'll start it off.
    What if....
    the south side of the Manhattan Bridge get repairs done to it?
    With the (cool.png (D) (F) (M), i don't know if 6 av can handle five lines...


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    #2 Gorgor

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:29 PM

    I'll start it off.
    What if....
    the south side of the Manhattan Bridge get repairs done to it?
    With the (;)(D)(F)(M), i don't know if 6 av can handle five lines...


    In terms of operating costs and such, the best way to handle that would be:

    (;) - Local in Brooklyn
    (D) - Unchanged
    (F) - Unchanged
    (M) - Unchanged
    (N) - Via Lower Manhattan
    (Q) - Suspended
    ® - Unchanged

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    Mine:

    Due to structural issues, the top level of the 7th Avenue (B)(D)(E) station collapsed onto the bottom one resulting in the entire station and tracks to be closed off while reconstruction was taking place. This means that no trains can pass through this area. How would you reroute the trains?
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    #3 Andres

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:37 PM

    In terms of operating costs and such, the best way to handle that would be:

    (;) - Local in Brooklyn
    (D) - Unchanged
    (F) - Unchanged
    (M) - Unchanged
    (N) - Via Lower Manhattan
    (Q) - Suspended
    ® - Unchanged

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    Mine:

    Due to structural issues, the top level of the 7th Avenue (;)(D)(E) station collapsed onto the bottom one resulting in the entire station and tracks to be closed off while reconstruction was taking place. This means that no trains can pass through this area. How would you reroute the trains?


    Downtown
    (D) Via (A) to west 4th street
    (B) Via © to west 4th street
    (E) Via The (F) to West 4th Street

    Uptown
    (D) Via (A) to 59th street
    (B) Via © to 59th street
    (E) Via (F) to 63rd/Lex then regular routing

    Suspend all © Service in Manhattan and Brooklyn send the (F) to Euclid and the (G) to Coney Island
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    #4 GreeneggsnPelham

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:51 PM

    Due to several severe cracks and the threat of intense flooding, the 53 St (E)(M) tunnels are closed for construction for a minimum of a month.
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    #5 Turtle

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:58 PM

    Due to several severe cracks and the threat of intense flooding, the 53 St (E)(M) tunnels are closed for construction for a minimum of a month.


    (M) via 63 St
    (E) via 6 Av/63 St
    (A) via local Canal St-59 St to compensate for the loss since the © probably can't do it alone
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    #6 Mysterious2train

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:06 PM

    No way 63rd Street can handle the (E), (F), and (M).

    I already said something similar in another thread, I'd send the (E) via 6th Av/63rd St, and the (M) would be sent up 8th Avenue to 168th Street or something.

    The Q32 and the M4 would have to be alternatives to the (E) from Midtown to the East Side.

    Imagine if the Brooklyn IRT underwent some changes...

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    Since it's a little hard to see...

    - There's a new track leading straight from the downtown local track to the Flatbush-bound track. So the downtown local trains can go to Flatbush, and the downtown express trains can run express to Utica or local to New Lots with no crossing at all. The (4) runs local to New Lots (some trains run express to Utica), and the (5) express to Utica Avenue.

    Going toward the Bronx, the (4) and (5) both stop at Kingston Avenue and Nostrand Avenue. The Manhattan-bound platforms at those stations are extended to reach the old express track. So the (4) and (5) are already on the express track, and the (2) and (3) from Flatbush end up on the local track, with no trains crossing in front of each other.

    The local track from New Lots Avenue is used by (4) trains from New Lots Avenue, and right after Utica Avenue they switch onto the 'express' track. The 'local' track continues as a lay-up track right up until it ends before Kingston Avenue.

    The (3) uses R142s coming from the (5). The (5) uses the (3)'s R62s and the few R142 sets it has left.

    The only problem is, like B35 via Church once said, Franklin Avenue would look like Times Square. ;)

    Edited by Mysterious2train, 29 October 2011 - 04:06 PM.

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    #7 Gorgor

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:48 PM

    Due to several severe cracks and the threat of intense flooding, the 53 St (E)(M) tunnels are closed for construction for a minimum of a month.


    (E) - Suspended
    (F) - Normal service
    (M) - Extended to Jamaica Center

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    A terrorist attack has destroyed the Times Square station, making it impassable for trains. How would you reroute the
    (1)(2)(3)(7)(N)(Q)®?
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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:11 PM

    A terrorist attack has destroyed the Times Square station, making it impassable for trains. How would you reroute the
    (1)(2)(3)(7)(N)(Q)®?


    Ah a challenge ok lets see.....hmmmm...

    (N) Coney Island-42nd Street-6th Ave
    (N) Astoria-49th Street
    (Q) Coney Island-42nd Street-6th Ave
    ® Bay Ridge-Broadway Junction
    ® 71st Continental-49th Street
    (S) 34th Street-Herald Sq-Whitehall Street (2 trains one using local southbound track and the other using northbound local)

    (2) 241st Street-Flatbush Ave Via Lexington Avenue Express
    (3) New Lots-34th Street Penn Station (Local 34th street-Chambers street both directions)
    (3) 148th Street-96th Street
    (1) 242nd Street-96th Street
    (7) Main Street-Grand Central

    (S) Buses between 96th street (1)(2)(3) to 103rd street (;)© where all (A)(;)©(D) Trains are running local to compensate for Suspended west side service. All crosstown buses are free until further notice

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    #9 R188 7857

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:18 PM

    A terrorist attack has destroyed the Times Square station, making it impassable for trains. How would you reroute the
    (1)(2)(3)(7)(N)(Q)®?


    (1) (2) and (3) trains run in two sections.
    (1) trains run between 242 St-Van Cortlandt Park and 72 St and between 34 St-Penn Station and South Ferry. For service to 66 St, 59 St, 50 St, and 42 St, transfer to the free shuttle bus at 72 St.
    (2) trains run between Wakefield-241 St and 72 St and between 34 St-Penn Station and Flatbush Av. For service to 66 St, 59 St, 50 St, and 42 St, transfer to the free shuttle bus at 72 St.
    (3) trains are suspended. (4) trains are running to New Lots Avenue.
    (7) Trains Run Between Queensboro Plaza and Flushing Main St.
    For service to all the extra stations, take the free shuttle bus.
    For faster service to Court Square, transfer at 74 St-Broadway for a Manhattan bound (E) train.
    For faster service to Grand Central, transfer at 74 St-Broadway for a Manhattan bound (E) or (M) train and transfer to a downtown (6) train at 51 St.
    (N) and (Q) trains run in two sections.
    (N) and (Q) trains run between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza and between 34 St-Herald Sq and Coney Island.
    For service to Lexington Av-59 St, 5 Av-59 St, 57 St-7 Av, 49 St, and Times Sq 42 St, take the free shuttle bus.
    ® trains run only in Brooklyn.
    Take the (M) and free shuttle buses.
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    #10 4P3607

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    Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:29 PM

    This sounds alot like the "Make your own G.O. thread"...
    What if this thread closed ;).
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