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lara8710

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  1. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    But what I still don't understand is why the keeps shutting down on weekends. I don't think it's because the tracks need constant repair, but rather because it's a ploy enacted by disgraced construction firms who do business with the and pay them mountains of cash to have them perform unnecessary construction. Just wait till the decides to discontinue late night and weekend service should another slew of budget cuts take place, which is tough luck because NONE of the buses in the neighborhood where I live operate overnight 😠
  2. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    At least this is more predictable than the trash service I get on the train (and the to a lesser extent).
  3. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    But that's because there's not a lot of ridership at the Rockaway stations to begin with. The Bronx has lots of ridership, and yet our service is almost always littered with impromptu delays and irregular service
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    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    The is at it again. Switch problems at Mosholu Parkway, which added 20 minutes to my commute from work. We were told to board the Bx32 bus at Burnside Avenue (where most trains were terminating) which is VERY ill-equipped to handle massive (and angry!) train commuters going towards Woodlawn. And that bus only goes as far as Kingsbridge Road before veering off towards the VA Hospital. From now on, I'm taking the train straight to 238th Street and walking the rest of the way to school. Lehman College is only a 10-15 minute walk from that station. As I said before, I'm fleeing the Bronx after graduation for good. I don't get why Bronxites always get the worst subway service in the city...
  5. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    Preferably Sheepshead Bay or Brighton Beach, though I was also considering Bensonhurst despite not along the Brighton Line.
  6. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    It's always Bronx commuters who get the worst service. After graduating college I'm moving out of that borough--and south Brooklyn is where I'm looking to find a new home.
  7. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    Perhaps Bombardier's financial problems could be to blame for their poor quality? I bet they do (despite surviving on state aid from the Canadian government).
  8. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    Good for you but for some reason I find the newer cars to be a little more cramped. And let's not forget that the FIND screens on the R179s look horribly pixelated...
  9. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    Needless to say, a time warp into the 60s. But at least they feel more spacious than the newer R160s and R179s.
  10. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    So by running R32s on the line, the A/C systems would be less prone to breakdowns as much of the line runs outdoors.
  11. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    How does running underground accelerate wear and tear?
  12. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    The has already been the worst offender for regularity of service for quite a long time, and you can partly blame its extremely long route from the northernmost tip of Manhattan all the way to Ozone Park and the Rockaways. Not surprised as longer train routes tend to be less reliable than their shorter counterparts.
  13. lara8710

    5 trains running every 20 minutes

    Agreed. It's no better than the which already has its own unique issues. And let's not forget that is for DELAY...I can recall adding about 10 minutes to my commute to work after a train had to be stalled near 135th Street due to signal work during rush hour, which is unfathomable given the sheer amount of commuters riding the subway at this time. And whenever there's no work on the tracks, trains are delayed because of so much door holding while passengers fail to realize that all those seconds holding doors add up very quickly to put the entire train (and all others behind it) behind schedule. Also, another issue happened at 167th Street on my way home from work when a train was taken out of service due to a jammed door. So there you go. The is hands down one of the WORST subway lines in the system...

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