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  1. Version 2.0.0

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    Final proposal (updated based on feedback from this forum).... The goals of this proposal: Reduced waiting times (overall) Fewer congestion delays Less complexity for users and operations Less overcrowding Improved user experience and satisfaction with service Map shows the proposed network using the style that is inspired by the original Montreal Metro map. PDF contains operation details, including frequencies for the proposed services, and proposed yard assignments for equipment.
  2. Optimization Proposal Using Existing Infrastructure View File Final proposal (updated based on feedback from this forum).... The goals of this proposal: Reduced waiting times (overall) Fewer congestion delays Less complexity for users and operations Less overcrowding Improved user experience and satisfaction with service Map shows the proposed network using the style that is inspired by the original Montreal Metro map. PDF contains operation details, including frequencies for the proposed services, and proposed yard assignments for equipment. Submitter drekroid Submitted 08/31/2019 Category Member Created Maps  
  3. Minor update to my proposed 7th Av express lines based on the feedback of "too much off-peak service to Brooklyn"..... Proposed Evening + Weekend Service (12-18 TPH): 6 TPH between 241st St and Flatbush 6 TPH between Dyre Av and Times Square ( service discontinued) 6 TPH between 148th St and Utica Av (proposed operates to New Lots at all times)
  4. Operational details for my proposed / CPW Local + Brighton lines Weekday express service: operates express in Brooklyn operates local in Brooklyn at all times (replaces ), and short-turns at Brighton Beach when is operating + operate express on 6th Av (except late night), local on CPW, and terminate at 168th St Late night: extended to Inwood, and operates local on 6th Av Proposed operates express in Manhattan to Inwood, discontinued and replaced by to Norwood + to Coney Island via West End line Late Night (3 TPH): 3 TPH between Inwood and Coney Island (operates local on 6th Av) Reduced (6 TPH): 6 TPH between 168 St and Coney Island Daytime (12 TPH: 6 TPH LOCAL + 6 TPH EXPRESS): 6 TPH between 168 St and Brighton Beach 6 TPH between 168 St and Coney Island (operates express in Brooklyn) Peak for Brighton Line (20 TPH: 10 TPH LOCAL + 10 TPH EXPRESS): 6 TPH between 168 St and Brighton Beach 4 TPH between 168 St and Coney Island (peak local trains) 10 TPH between 168 St and Coney Island (operates express in Brooklyn) Peak for CPW Local Line (12 TPH): 6 TPH between 168 St and Brighton Beach 6 TPH between 168 St and Coney Island (operates express in Brooklyn)
  5. Get yer rotten tomatoes ready.... 🍅🍅🍅 Operational details for my proposed Queens Blvd + Jamaica lines Coney Island - Jamaica Ctr Serves the Culver Line, and operates locally in Queens and Brooklyn at all times Local service operates between Coney Island (or Church Av at peak times) and Forest Hills when Diamond is operating Diamond Coney Island - Jamaica Ctr (Weekday express service) Operates fully express in Queens Serves Brooklyn at peak times only (short-turns at 2nd Av during the day), operating express between Bergen St and Church Av in both directions WTC Cortland - Jamaica-179th Operates express in Queens between Queensbridge and Forest Hills at all times WTC Cortland - Jamaica-179th (Peak express service) Operates fully express in Queens Broad St - Jamaica Ctr Local service operates between Chambers St and Broadway Junction when Diamond is operating at peak times Diamond Broad St - Jamaica Ctr (Peak express service) Operates express in Brooklyn in the peak direction between Marcy Av and Broadway Junction (replaces skip-stop service) Blue Middle Village - Jamaica-179th Serves 8th Av local line (instead of 6th Av - operates express in Manhattan) Weekday express service: Operates fully express on Queens Blvd, and terminates at Jamaica-179th (instead of local to Forest Hills) Weekends: Operates between Queens Plaza and Middle Village only Late night: Operates between West 4th St and Middle Village only Bay Ridge - Forest Hills Operates local in Queens and Manhattan, express in Brooklyn, and uses bridge Late night shuttle: Operates in Brooklyn only Discontinued Replaced by Diamond Queens Blvd Lines Late Night (3 TPH LOCAL + 3 TPH EXPRESS): 3 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and Coney Island (local) 3 TPH between Jamaica-179th St and WTC Cortland Reduced (12 TPH LOCAL + 6 TPH EXPRESS): 6 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and Coney Island (local) 6 TPH between Jamaica-179th St and WTC Cortland 6 TPH between Forest Hills and Bay Ridge Daytime (16 TPH LOCAL + 20 TPH EXPRESS): 8 TPH between Forest Hills and Coney Island (local) Diamond 6 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and 2nd Av (express in Queens) 8 TPH between Jamaica-179th St and WTC Cortland Blue 6 TPH between Jamaica-179th and Middle Village (express in Queens) 8 TPH between Forest Hills and Bay Ridge Peak for Queens Blvd (21 TPH LOCAL + 30 TPH EXPRESS): 9 TPH between Forest Hills and Church Av (local) Diamond 6 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and Coney Island (express in Queens and Brooklyn) Diamond 3 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and Church Av (peak trains - express in Queens and Brooklyn) 9 TPH between Jamaica-179th St and WTC Cortland 6 TPH between Jamaica-179th and WTC Cortland (peak trains - fully express) Blue 6 TPH between Jamaica-179th and Middle Village (express in Queens) 8 TPH between Forest Hills and Bay Ridge 4 TPH between Forest Hills and 59 St (peak trains) Peak for Culver line (9 TPH LOCAL + 6 TPH EXPRESS): 9 TPH between Church Av and Forest Hills (local) Diamond 6 TPH between Coney Island and Jamaica Ctr (express in Queens and Brooklyn) Jamaica Lines Late Night (6 TPH): Blue 3 TPH between West 4th St and Middle Village 3 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and Broad St Reduced (10 TPH): Blue 5 TPH between Queens Plaza and Middle Village 5 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and Broad St Daytime (12 TPH): Blue 6 TPH between Middle Village and Jamaica-179th (express in Queens) 6 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and Broad St Peak for Jamaica Line (15 TPH LOCAL + 9 TPH EXPRESS): Blue 9 TPH between Middle Village and Jamaica-179th (express in Queens) Diamond 9 TPH between Jamaica Ctr and Broad St (express in Brooklyn) 6 TPH between Broadway Junction and Chambers St (local) Peak for Nassau Line (15 TPH - reverse-peak direction) 6 TPH between Broad St and Jamaica Ctr 3 TPH between Broad St and Broadway Junction 6 TPH between Chambers and Broadway Junction
  6. Burnside View File Missing track switch for Burnside Av needed to short-turn local trains with proposed service. Submitter drekroid Submitted 08/16/2019 Category Member Created Maps  
  7. Version 1.0.0

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    Missing track switch for Burnside Av needed to short-turn local trains with proposed service.
  8. This goes way back to the first wacky proposal I posted here several years ago, but it seems to make more sense now with the 14th street tunnel closure.... How about a this for some relief service for the .... 96th St - Canarsie (6 Av Express) 96th Street 86th Street 72nd Street Lexington Avenue–63rd Street 57th Street 47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center 42nd Street–Bryant Park 34th Street–Herald Square West Fourth Street–Washington Square Broadway–Lafayette Street Essex Street Marcy Avenue Myrtle Avenue–Broadway Broadway Junction Atlantic Avenue Sutter Avenue Livonia Avenue New Lots Avenue East 105th Street Canarsie–Rockaway Parkway The main complaint I recall was that there is a very tight turn (of concern) from the Canarsie Line to the Jamaica Line at Broadway Junction.
  9. Operational details for my proposed express + / local Broadway lines... Late Night (6 TPH LOCAL): 3 TPH between 96th St and Coney Island (Broadway local via tunnel) 3 TPH between Astoria and Coney Island (Broadway local via bridge / 4th Av local via West End line) 3 TPH between 36th St and Bay Ridge (Shuttle operates express) Reduced (12 TPH LOCAL + 6 TPH EXPRESS): 6 TPH between 96th St and Coney Island (Broadway express via tunnel) 6 TPH between Astoria and Coney Island (Broadway local / 4th Av express via bridge / West End line) 6 TPH between Forest Hills and Bay Ridge (Broadway local / 4th Av express via bridge) Daytime (16 TPH LOCAL + 8 TPH EXPRESS): 8 TPH between 96th St and Coney Island (Broadway express via tunnel) 8 TPH between Astoria and Coney Island (Broadway local / 4th Av express via bridge / West End line) 8 TPH between Forest Hills and Bay Ridge (Broadway local / 4th Av express via bridge) Peak (20 TPH LOCAL + 12 TPH EXPRESS): 8 TPH between 96th St and Coney Island (Broadway express via tunnel) 4 TPH between 96th St and 59th St (peak service trains) 8 TPH between Astoria and Coney Island (Broadway local / 4th Av express via bridge / West End line) 8 TPH between Forest Hills and Bay Ridge (Broadway local / 4th Av express via bridge) 4 TPH between Forest Hills and 59th St (peak service trains) Notes: operates express in Manhattan (except late night), local in Brooklyn, and uses the tunnel via Lower Manhattan at all times serves West End line, operates local in Manhattan, express in Brooklyn (except late night), and uses the bridge at all times operates local in Manhattan, express in Brooklyn, and uses bridge at all times (except late night shuttle which serves Brooklyn only) discontinued
  10. I'm not proposing any less service on Lexington, since the proposal increases service on the / (Peak: every 2~3 min, Daytime: every 3~4 min, Reduced: every 6 min). The reason for sending peak service trains to Utica and New Lots instead of Flatbush is because that is where the yard is. Sending too many trains down to Flatbush clogs up that corridor causing delays, and peak service trains would then need to head all the way back to a yard in the Bronx, because as far as I can tell, you can't get a train from Flatbush to Livonia without creating havock. Cheers!
  11. This has been said a few times now, but I smile each time, because the what I am advocating here is more service on the to the Bronx (and a bit less service on the to make room for those extra trains). Right now, I'm seeing a mere 10~11 TPH at peak times on the . This proposal increases that to 20 TPH, so there should be no more "crush loads" with that level of service. Cheers!
  12. The goal with this proposal is to provide 24 TPH at peak times along the 7th Av Express line from both The Bronx and from Brooklyn. Since there is no yard at Flatbush, the peak trips (lets take AM for example) would start at New Lots Av, and end in Harlem at the Lenox Yard (there's no need to provide extra service to the Bronx in the AM). In the PM peak, these extra trains would return to New Lots. The reason for only running 4 TPH on the in the peak direction to/from 148th is to allow for the 20 TPH to/from The Bronx at peak times, since there is much more demand on the branch. This would allow for the 8 local TPH for Nereid, along with the 12 express TPH (diamond ): 6 TPH for 241st + 6 TPH for Dyre Av Overall, 7th Av Express would have the following headways: Peak: every 2~3 min (every 2~4 min to the Bronx) Daytime: every 3~4 min (every 4~6 minutes to the Bronx) Reduced: every 3~5 min (every 5~7 minutes to the Bronx) In terms of the Bronx getting "shafted", just as I assume there are people on the Woodlawn line who need to transfer to the for 7th Av, folks can also transfer from the / diamond to the proposed (Peak: every 2~3 min, Daytime: every 3~4 min, Reduced: every 6 min). I'm not sure what the big deal is there. Cheers!
  13. Operational details for my proposed / Lexington express lines... Late Night (3 TPH): 3 TPH between Woodlawn and New Lots Av (operates local in Manhattan and Brooklyn) Reduced (10 TPH): 10 TPH between Woodlawn and New Lots Av Daytime (18 TPH): 10 TPH between Woodlawn and New Lots Av (Operates express in the Bronx the peak direction) 8 TPH between Burnside Av and Utica Av Peak (24 TPH): 10 TPH between Woodlawn and New Lots Av (Operates express in the Bronx the peak direction) 8 TPH between Burnside Av and Utica Av 6 TPH between Burnside Av and New Lots Av
  14. Thank you for your comments. I am posting here to find out what issues they may be with this proposal, and where there is room for improvement. The last time I was NYC was 2013. The first trip I did was from Penn Station to downtown Brooklyn on the on a weekday evening. There was massive delays the whole way due to "congestion", and it was quite sad being stuck on the "express" tracks, while watching quite a few local trains pass us by on the local tracks. To me, this was an indication that the current system is not working as well as it could. Having in-service trains stuck and delayed because they are all in each other's way seems like a HUGE waste of resources. Having less lines does not mean less service or ridership. With fewer lines, resources can be re-allocated to better service those lines. The goal of this proposal is to reduce the delays due to "congestion". From what I have read, my experience on the was not isolated, rather a very common phenomenon, and a major complaint with the network. Cheers!
  15. The difference here would be that the concourse local service would run express in Manhattan, so there would be no need to transfer from the diamond , instead folks can have a direct trip on the .

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