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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    BK: all Brooklyn Depots BX: Gun Hill, Kingsbridge (day) West Farms (overnight)
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Just run extra trains to 2nd and call it a day.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    I would not be surprised at all if a similar report is gathering dust on someone's desk in 2 Broadway...
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    Let's go across the pond for a second... https://www.londonreconnections.com/2015/northern-line-timetable-for-the-future/ That's right... They're running trains every 3-6 minutes off peak. Now I'm not advocating for that everywhere here but we can at least shoot for less than 10 minutes... 12 minute frequencies on weekends are ridiculous.
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    How fast do expresses actually travel?

    I love it when my takes that downgrade/curve after 65th at full speed and it starts making that growling noise
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    MTA Bus Operations: On-board screens and announcements

    That second screen is roughly where the back to back screens are on an Xcelsior... Should be visible from the back row.
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    Lack of overpasses/underpasses between directions

    Is it really a NYCTF thread without Wallyhorse derailing it with his wacky proposals?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    An R46 via the Bridge? (considering that there's a picture of it on the express track at Broadway-Lafayette) Color me surprised...
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    With the 2015 order, depots received buses in batches of ten. Buses were purposefully delivered out of numerical order to keep the buses within the assigned number ranges. It seems this time that they're building them in number order and just assigning buses randomly as they come in in packs of 15-20...
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    I'd have to agree here... You don't really need a 3rd Avenue line unless/until that New Jersey-Midtown loop gets built...
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    First of all, great map! Second, this is kind of drifting away from the topic of subway proposals, but I feel that if there were some way to extend Metro North to Lower Manhattan (akin to sending LIRR to GCT), perhaps that would alleviate crowding on Lex (at least during peak periods). Something along the lines of what RPA was proposing as the T-REX... Perhaps if the ran from Jamaica Center to 2nd Av and the continued past Essex to Metropolitan Av, you could do something like that (however they would lose direct service to Midtown) Actually, maybe a better idea: send the to Church Av via Culver Local and make the Culver Express... (In that case, people could transfer at Essex to both the and )
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    Enhanced Station Initiative

    There's normal benches at 163rd so I don't know what that guy is talking about.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    I just came up with this for shits and giggles when I was sick a while back, but I figured since it's a proposal I might as well share it here. Here's my ideas for deinterlining the B-division. (I'm including the original version but I did make some changes based on subsequent discussions here. Those changes are in red. TPH numbers listed here are for peak of the peak) [The one major ground rule (which I only broke once for the to Euclid) is no new track] --------- Norwood-205 St to Lefferts/Rockaways via Fulton/8 Av/Concourse Express [peak direction] (15 TPH, 7 Mott Av/8 Lefferts) Norwood-205 St to Rockaways via Fulton/8 Av/Concourse Express [peak direction] (12 TPH, 6 Mott Av/6 B116 [if this is too much you can have some trains drop out at JFK] ) 168 St to Brighton Beach via CPW local/6 Av/Brighton Express (15 TPH) Bedford Park Blvd to Euclid Av via Concourse Local/8 Av Exp/Fulton Local (15 TPH) Bedford Park Blvd to Lefferts Blvd via Concourse Local/8 Av/Fulton Exp (12 TPH) 207 St to Coney Island via CPW local/6 Av Exp/Brighton Local (15 TPH) WTC to Forest Hills-71 Av via 8 Av/53 St/QBL local (30 TPH) *same as today *same as today *same as today (Z peak direction express from Marcy to Broadway Junction) *same as today Metropolitan Av to Jamaica Center via Myrtle Av/6 Av Local/QBL express (15 TPH, 12 TPH Metropolitan/3 TPH 2 Av) 96 St to Coney Island via Broadway Express/Sea Beach (15 TPH) 96 St to Coney Island via Broadway Express/West End (15 TPH) Essex St to Bay Ridge-95 St via Nassau Street/4th Av local (12 TPH) Astoria-Ditmars to Whitehall St or Gravesend-86 St via Broadway local/Montague/ (24 TPH, 10 to Whitehall/14 to Gravesend) Astoria-Ditmars to Whitehall St or Euclid Av via Broadway local/Montague/Fulton St Local (24 TPH, 10 to Whitehall/14 to Euclid Av) --------- Another idea I had for Queens Blvd is similar to what @RR503 drew in his map up thread: Local Express local services would be 12 TPH each and express services would continue to be 15 TPH each
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    Express Bus Advocacy Group

    Nope. They don't want those on express routes for some reason.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Can you post this list here?


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