The only Lefferts riders who HAVE to transfer are the ones going past 168, which I bet is nil. There's no law that riders HAVE to switch to an express at the first available opportunity, and in many cases it will actually waste more time waiting for the A than staying on the C.
The C to Lefferts means consistent 10 minute service. Right now only getting half of the A means at best 15 min headways and up to 30! What's the point of waiting 25 minutes for a train that knocks 5 minutes off the Fulton St run?
Ozone Park riders need to be educated on how the local isn't the end of the world, similar to how Queens Blvd riders were taught to ride the V when that was introduced.....
Telling folks to take a local over an express is generally a hard selling point no matter where it's happening, that's a fact. When the N went local in Manhattan when the W was first axed, people didn't like that at all, even though it was only 4-5 extra stops.
Realistically, folks will end up transferring at Rockaway Blvd for the A, which will end up causing issues in the long run such as congestion and crowding issues at Rockaway Blvd, Broadway Junction and at Euclid Avenue especially with the consistency(or the inconsistency) of those headways. And 9 out of of 10 times, that A will likely pass the C along the way. It's the AM rush I'm more concerned with, the PM rush, people will continue to do what they do now.
10 minute headways is a nice bump up, but to tell folks to take a local over an express is a tough sell for anyone.
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Edited by Cait Sith, 12 November 2016 - 08:32 PM.