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darkstar8983

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  1. darkstar8983

    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    And this morning is no different. Since 6AM, no between Queens and Manhattan and southbound trains rerouted to 63 St. There is no N and W train service between Lexington Av-59 St and Queensboro Plaza because of a work train with mechanical problems at Lexington Av-59 St. Southbound R trains are stopping along the F line from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to Lexington-63 St, then via the Q line from Lexington Av-63 St to 57 St-7 Av. Shuttle trains are running between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza. Our crews are on the scene working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. Expect delays on the F, N, Q, R and Wtrains. Consider taking the 7 train instead
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I see your point, but was just trying to keep trains moving. And yes the shortened would have caused a bit of a pile up on the but would have meant that trains in manhattan could have been slightly less full. With the new transit president don’t be surprised if we start seeing more invasive methods to service changes to wrap up work faster, similar to how the ran express from Parsons Blvd/Jamaica Van Wyck to 71 Av full-time for 11 days due to track replacement. Ripping off the band aid rather than peeling it and feeling every inch of your skin hurt for a longer time
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    The in its current service pattern would have to be temporarily suspended, but not necessarily mean a reduction in overall service. What could be done is: - keep as is - temporarily reroute to Dyre Av - unchanged - operate between Flatbush Av and some terminal along the line (149 St, Burnside Av, Bedford Park Blvd) Yes White Plains Road would lose direct Lexington Av Service and 148 St would require shuttle buses, but it temporarily de-interlines the Bronx Portion of the IRT and allows for the work to progress. Work can be completed in slightly less time IF and ONLY if the main work is along the stretch of the to get to Jerome Av-138 St/Grand Concourse
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    The via tunnel would make the Brighton Line much slower than it already is. Remember that there were no GOs that would make the go from Astoria to Coney Island via Whitehall St and Broadway Local during the almost 7 years that the was going to Astoria because it would make the route too long. Going from Coney Island to 34 St on weekdays is faster via Sea Beach/4 Av Express than via Brighton Local, but yes the should run via the Manhattan Bridge (keeping the on the Manhattan Bridge too), but that would require the to run 24/7 north of Whitehall St.
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    that service pattern was done about 11 years ago when the connection between the south Manhattan Bridge track and the DeKalb Av bypass was out. The made all stops via the Coney Island-bound for one month, while the Astoria-bound remained express. The service was at least 20 minutes slower, but additional cars were added to the for the local service. right now, we have a car shortage, and to provide this extra service, you would need at least 6 additional train sets (which are not even available) to run and increase the spare factor for the . The Whitehall St merge will then be overcrowded with the passing thru the local track, which has very low capacity between Whitehall St and Canal St due to the sharp curves, etc.
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    the site was now updated to show trains make local stops in both directions at 45 St and 53 St until July 2019 and still includes the delay status under the and heading. something tells me there will be a rush hour service reduction on the three routes for the next year because of the double merge of the at 59 St and 36 St in both directions, blocking the and .
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    only the Queens Blvd Express is in absolute need of CBTC, not the local, so I think Jamaica can live with just the R160s they've got. Actually they do need as many R160s in Astoria because of the capacity constraints the have. - fleet shortage - Manhattan Bridge/Dekalb Junction (only 10 trains per hour because it has to share with the ) - Whitehall St as a terrible terminal (only 6 tph) - Ditmars Blvd cannot reverse more than 14 tph *Service cannot be increased in Astoria, so 60 foot cars are a must. Have you even ridden the ? Literally, the least crowded Manhattan NON-shuttle line in the system
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Why can't they just wait an extra year for the R211s and outright retire the R46s from Jamaica and Pitkin? Makes much better sense
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    actually they did waste money, just as Cuomo has wasted billions on "beautifying NYC" rather than address actual issues. Those stations along 4 Av were not in such bad shape.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Thats terrible news regarding the removal of the R46s from Jamaica to the . Guess I'll have to start walking everywhere. So much for wasting money renovating the Astoria Line stations to give those routes one of the oldest and most unreliable cars in the system.
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    Sounds like the uptown platform at 145 St is out of service, so any train on the local track must skip 145 St. The only trains that can platform are those that reverse to Brighton Beach from 145 St and the rush hour express.
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    New York City Subway car listing

    Sounds very organized, but it seems like the and are short on cars in this assignment. Maybe allow only 420 cars in East 180 St/Unionport Yard and 420 cars at 239 St yard, allowing cars 7141-7180 to supplement R142 cars 1101-1250 and allow a total of: 220 R142A cars and 190 R142 cars = 410 cars for the , 420 cars for the (6301-6720) and 420 cars for the (6721-7140). 240 Yard should have 360 cars and Westchester should have only 440 cars (maybe even 370 cars for 240th St Yard and 430 for Westchester Yard)
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    New York City Subway car listing

    Actually there are only 12 R46 cars to not only provide the short-turn G trains but also to slightly improve the spare factor for the for the temporary GO. I think they selected the R46s because Pitkin Yard was the only yard with “spare cars” due to it receiving the R32s that were at ENY on the . If it were permanent, they would have shifted R46s to the and R160s from Jamaica to the / for its R68s to fill up the and it’s increased requirements. This way, you don’t have additional car classes maintained in Coney Island Yard.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    They should have also made an additional 4-car set to have a nice round 200 cars for the
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Coming from Queensboro Plaza, would be a long trip, and I could use the exercise personally.

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