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RestrictOnTheHanger

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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    Are all the switches on the east end of the pocket track fixed yet? Last I heard one of them (forget which one) was OOS
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Wasn't that, the train I was on went from the express track to 63rd st, the signal problem was in the 21st St station itself.
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Why would trains be sent via 63rd when the signal problem is still at 21st? C/R on my said we were going via 53rd but we went normal route anyway. The train was inching through 21st St and the interlocking there. Shortly after I got the alert.
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    R188 Discussion Thread

    Does CBTC govern speed through stations? Or is that still left to the T/O? I was on a that ran express on the local track, and the station bypasses were done at a slower speed than on other lines (like the on QBL)
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    Bus Bus NYC

    Hopefully the pax weren't charged the full $6.50. Rattling down the LIE in a hybrid is no fun
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    How fast do expresses actually travel?

    There are no timers at Elmhurst. Just a poorly placed automatic about 3/4 of the way through the station on the express track. Watching from the platform, it is red for quite a while after trains pass during the AM Those STs before Roosevelt are another story.
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    April 2019 Service Plan for Canarsie Shutdown

    Probably they'll send those trips to 96 st
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    holding doors

    I saw some door holding in Paris and Spain too. Not as much as here thoug.
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    holding doors

    When I was in London, the doors on most deep level trains close so fast that no one dared to hold them. And this is on trains that are more crowded than ours.
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    How fast do expresses actually travel?

    Another observation trainwatching at Forest Hills 71 Ave during the PM rush while waiting to meet someone. There are four(!) mid-platform signals on the Jamaica bound express track. All have ST20 timers and one shot DT25 timers. The ST20 timers clear nowhere close to 20, and the time between trains not including dwells is just over a minute. Any excess dwell or TO hesitation makes it worse. The homeball at the east end of the platform barely clears to yellow over green about 30 seconds after the following train enters the station. STs west of the station allow the following train to close in about 100-200 feet behind. This creates an unnecessary backup to just west of 63rd Dr and the ride from Roosevelt Ave to Forest Hills took 8 minutes. The STs and that diverging timer at 75 ave needs to be fixed pronto.
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    How fast do expresses actually travel?

    A few more QBL observations about speed during the AM and PM rush. The i was on got sent expressfrom Queens Plaza to 71 Ave on the express track, probably to make up time. While not as fast on the express as an off peak train, it was probably 30ish the whole time. Only stopped right before Roosevelt for a train in the station, and the station time approach felt smooth. This is despite following an right ahead of us. Afterwards, while waiting for a local at Roosevelt Ave, I noticed that Manhattan bound and were flying into the station. Not one after another, so I wonder if those problematic timers are the station timers. Lastly, the Manhattan bound and dont seem to stack up at Elmhurst Ave like they used to in the AM rush. Seems like improvements are slowly but surely being made
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    How fast do expresses actually travel?

    In the AM rush it has helped a little, as the manhattan bound express trains no longer are stacked at Elmhurst Ave like they used to be. The PM rush express is still relatively slow.
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    How fast do expresses actually travel?

    My experience is that the pseudo timers (at least on the local tracks) are now gone. I say pseudo timer because when the interlocking at Roosevelt was replaced, the signals would stay red until a train was approaching, but without an associated GT before the station (assuming no station time or diverging move). Once the train was close enough, the station signals cleared to yellow. Not a huge slowdown, but noticeable. Now the signals are yellow by default, not red. Again assuming no ST or diverging move. This happened within the past month or two. Not sure about the express tracks but i think those were "removed" too. Rush hour is still a mess there though.
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    Oct 20 and 21 12 minute headway for the is listed, due to "station improvements"
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    R188 Discussion Thread

    Why were the physical timers on the curve put there in the first place? They werent there until about 2 or 3 years ago, and the trains operated fine at the faster speed.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    i was driving on Union turnpike yesterday and saw one of those bus stop signs with the LED countdowns for the Q46 at Springfield Blvd
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I think its actually somewhere between Jay and Chambers, the switches at W4 have not been used lately in unplanned service changes
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I would say the would have gone via 59th st instead of 63rd st if the 63rd st connection wasnt open. Similar to that Christmas weekend meltdown at the 53rd st interlocking a few years ago
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    The GO has been reposted. Seeing as all downtown service thru W4 on both 8 ave and 6 ave is on the respective express track, maybe it is for the W4 interlocking. Also, the weird routings are probably because of the lack of switches to the Rutgers tunnel after W4. Since 6 Ave still needs service, the can run normally The therefore can run via 53rd st/8 Ave express/Cranberry to Jay St and normal over Culver To avoid the all sharing one track, the can replace the via 63rd then run via Broadway to Whitehall. Since the must run via 63rd/Bway in both directions, the uptown can go via 6 Ave local/53rd St to replace the (E). The side benefit being 57th/6 Ave is left clear for station work
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Power has been shut off on the south of Chambers. The person may be running around near the entrance to Montague Most likely turned at City Hall lower level, switches are just south of Canal St upper level.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    This was mentioned on the R179 thread but why is the s/b IND Culver express track almost entirely 2shot timers between 7 ave and Church Ave? The signals appear to be of the newer type (like those at the 34th St/6 Ave, Roosevelt Ave, South Ferry, 2nd ave, and Hudson Yards areas)
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I am not seeing this on the planned service changes site. Only hints are express from 21st st to 71 ave and no late night between 59th St/4th ave and Whitehall. Not that i dont believe it, but the site looks incomplete
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    The downtown QM drivers will do that once in a while in the AM if there is traffic on the ramp

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