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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    I think the trains that originate at 121 St will be always shown to end at Broadway Junction because of an earlier comment that crews are changing at that station (similar to how the from 205 St shows to Bedford Park Blvd due to crew changes). Not sure if that has been updated.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    This will probably continue to be the case until all the ENY R160s are back (at least) or until after the shutdown. Still not enough NTT cars at ENY to allow the full to be fully NTT and spare factor is still low.
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    Abysmal intervals on the (A) train?

    And then those missing trips end up resulting in missing trains because when there’s a shortage of trains arriving at Ditmars Blvd, only trains tend to get sent out to preserve some service in Brooklyn, since the turns back to Astoria at Whitehall St. Then the shortage happens an hour or so later in the northbound direction. but yes this is not the only route (pretty sure) that suffers from “missing trains”. Part of it is due to the fact that all 4 Av trains use the track after 7PM. I’ve seen on subway time and trains making all stops in Brooklyn after 7PM. in the case of the Broadway Line, remember the old saying ever arely henever
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    First of all, I don’t care for the way you’re criticizing me. Second, I am not from the east village. Or west village I’m only saying that the degree of invasiveness when it comes to repairs is increasing. And the city is unable to handle the capacity crush both on and off the rails. Not every New Yorker is a hipster who rides a citibike or other equivalent bicycle. Uber/Lyft/via, etc. Is jamming up traffic along with people who drive because we cannot depend on mass transit because of the larger amount of work getting done. And this is a problem that goes beyond the MTA. We need to start coming up with better ideas on how to improve movement around and within NYC.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    1. The shuttle buses were actually very reliable because of the lower ridership overall. People from Greenpoint Av could walk to/from Nassau Av and 21 St is in close proximity to Court Square. And it was during the summer. 2. This will open up a Pandora’s box because now the MTA will think that any tunnel can be closed in a similar manner full time and inconvenience hundreds of thousands a day.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    NYC is not ready for the shutdown, nor will they ever be. There are too many construction projects getting done in the city to try to streamline traffic that is making it a nightmare to get around both in a car and on the subway. I think a re-evaluation of the shutdown should be done, to either cancel the shutdown (restricting work to overnights and weekends), or finding another way to do the reconstruction: A diamond crossover should have been proposed east of 1 Av to allow the to operate 7.5-minute headway’s into Manhattan (8 tph would be a lot better than 0). Then one tube would be reconstructed at a time. The would run reduced service, but normal service between 8 Av and Canarsie. the extra subway service proposed would still be provided, and the shuttle buses would not be needed. Customers east of Myrtle Av would still be encouraged to take the trains. And those past Broadway Junction would be encouraged to take the . Even at reduced capacity, the is needed.
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    R32 and R46 going to the B Line???

    They can be rerouted if the Manhattan Bridge Northbound track is blocked @ DeKalb Av (especially the )
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    the trains are probably holding in stations (stacked up from 4 Av to Church Av) and southbound service suspended south of Bedford-Nostrand Avs (even though Bergen St could be used to reverse due to the no northbound local service)
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I think there’s also work being done at 57 St-7 Av putting in the new platform edge strips. But overall, it’s a way to provide the additional service from Astoria to manhattan but doing so with as minimal service as possible.
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    April 2019 Service Plan for Canarsie Shutdown

    Not really. Just R160As would be needed. ENY will have enough NTT trains for the expanded service. The remaining R143s not in use on the can run on the while the R179s hold down the
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I think so. I think the (7) is already automated east of Queensboro Plaza. Just the west portion needs to be completed, and hopefully the weekend shutdowns in these next couple of months will do the trick.
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    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    I hope they power wash and do some heavy maintenance/inspections to those R160s when they get back to ENY. 207 St pretty much ran those R160s to the ground to minimize use of other fleets on the Many of the B division lines have roughly the same frequency of service throughout the week except rush hours, so they spend very little time in the shop, combined with the fleet shortage, contributing to the poor state of the subway cars, and may explain the low MDBFs.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Actually due to the limited track capacity on 8 Av/Cranberry St, you would need to run the only to World Trade Center and run the Local in Brooklyn. The could still run, albeit as a type service between Brighton Beach and DeKalb Av, then via the to 96 St. the can handle the QB local and slightly increase the TPH to 12-13, the having the other 14 TPH.
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    That change is for 3 weekends at least, and looks like North Brooklyn gets all-weekend service to 6 Av
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    One thing that did cross my mind is the fact that since the shutdown will require off-peak service increases on the and lines, (and other subways routes that I cannot remember at the moment), the spare factor will need to be increased if reliability is to be maintained throughout the system. Not as many subway trains will be going out of service at the end of each rush hour, meaning each car will be running for a longer span of time (similar to how the and run mainly the same headways all day). This means that the cars won't see much time in the repair shops or rest-time. Because of this, it would be wise regardless of where any subway cars end up, that no cars get retired (unless absolutely necessary and unavoidably) because there are not really that many "surplus cars", at least until the train shutdown is over and subway car requirements are reduced.


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