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  1. Planned Subway Service Changes

    That new WTC/Cortlandt Street transfer will be quite useful that weekend for to transfers: Trains run via the in both directions between Canal St and 59 St, Brooklyn Weekend, 9:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Feb 9 - 12
  2. Planned Subway Service Changes

    Who's bright idea was it to do all this at the same time? No trains between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St No trains running trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service Late Nights, 9:30 PM to 5 AM, Mon to Fri, Jan 22 - 26 Trains run local in both directions between 72 St and Chambers St Late Nights, beginning 10 PM, Mon to Thu, Jan 22 - 25 Service operates in two sections: 1. Between Woodlawn and 125 St 2. Between 125 St and New Lots Av Late Nights, 12:01 AM to 5 AM, Tue to Fri, Jan 9 - 12 • Jan 16 - 19 • Jan 23 - 26 Trains replace the between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and New Lots Av Late Evenings, beginning 9:30 PM, Mon to Thu, Jan 22 - 25 Service ends early between E 180 St and Bowling Green trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service Evenings, beginning at 8:45 PM, Mon to Thu, Jan 22 - 25 • Jan 29 - Feb 1
  3. Hell it’s STILL going on, so it MUST be something major. At least today they’re still running the in Brooklyn, albeit most of not all of them are terminating at 96th Street.
  4. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I’m probably really late, but when did that R42 at CIY (4665 I think) get it’s blue stripe back? It was in the background of a NY1 reporter’s live shot this morning.
  5. It surely doesn't help the Bx32's speed that Jerome Avenue is only one lane leading up to the major intersections (Burnside, 183rd, Fordham, Kingsbridge). The Bee-Line buses crawl heading outbound through Woodlawn for the very same reason. The Mosholu Parkway area is the only part the DOT did right where they have a separate median for buses to board and a passing lane for cars on the outer lane.
  6. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    As good as Metro-North is when everything's running well (GREAT actually), they always have issues communicating to riders when shit hits the fan. At least on the LIRR you'll know if your train is cancelled or delayed in advance, especially if you're on their text alert service or on Twitter. Metro-North's text alerts are much more vague, and by the time you find out about a problem, it's already too late to do anything about it in most cases.
  7. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    There is a holiday schedule this week but it's not supposed to affect the two trains you have mentioned. The 7:22 train from New Rochelle to GCT is the only train that doesn't operate at that hour (there are a few others that don't run but they don't stop at New Rochelle to begin with.)
  8. Fordham Road Transit Upgrading Proposals

    There’s also people coming from all over the place at Fordham Plaza waiting for a 12 to go up the hill from the other side... then half of them get off at the next stop! Problem there is that there are so many buses and trains that feed into that area you can’t really tell where all these people are coming from. I mean, I guess some of them have Unitickets (the pass serves as POP) but I doubt many people pay.
  9. Fordham Road Transit Upgrading Proposals

    A LOT of people transfer between the Bx3 and Bx12, so that’s a non-starter. Splitting the SBS into two routes would be more confusing than what it’s worth. My idea would involve folding the local Bx12 into SBS. Yeah, the SBS buses would be making almost all of the local stops, but it would even out the loads quite a bit. Too many people insist on taking a late running Sardine Bus when most of the time there are local buses running with at least some standing room that already makes 80% of the same stops the SBS already makes. Long term, they still need to add more service one way or the other, whether it’s more buses or building a LRV or subway line.
  10. We can't have two free transfers because Cuomo vetoed the idea and mandated the paper ticket system mentioned by the OP instead.
  11. Don't they already do the paper ticket portion of this plan? I do recall not so long ago (no more than 2 years ago) getting a block ticket at 207th on the and handing the ticket to the booth agent at the 207th station due to a switching problem. If they did that, I'd be able to buy a handful of $5.50 Metrocards at a subway station, go to an SBS stop to sell receipts, then back to the subway to sell swipes, alternate between the two every few minutes, then refill all the cards I have with one fare each every 2 hours. You can kinda do that now with a handful of $32 7-days, but it would take you much much longer (and require much more effort) to break even. And that's why they should never do unlimited transfers. Too easy to game the system.
  12. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    There's been times where I've heard the "watch the gap" announcement play twice in a row on an M8. What's also interesting is you'll hear the "ding-dong" sound play at differing times on an M7 vs. an M8. On an M8 you'll hear it before the automated announcements (but not before the manual announcements, which imo is good in an urgent situation), and the M7 would have the opposite occur - you'll hear the "ding-dong" sound before a manual announcement only, as they've disabled the sound from playing before the automated announcements.
  13. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    It only made sense to get the off of the Brighton line. Suspending the whole thing in the Bronx and Manhattan was so extra and unnecessary.
  14. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Oh.... Then that's a completely different situation then.
  15. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    The entire is currently suspended over a relatively minor problem on the Brighton line....

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