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  1. Nope. To go to Bk, merges onto the express track. Local goes to WTC.
  2. Do that and you make the Canal St merge worse, and you add the MetroTech merge to slow . Or you slow the entire Manhattan IND because of merges at West 4th. Although I do wonder how it is that vintage ran to Brooklyn way back when without all he’ll breaking loose.
  3. I deliberately ignored it because it had less to do with my question and more to do with you being upset I asked it.
  4. That’s just one idea. There’s others. My question is why is it doesn’t have an “Oh Shit” backup plan? After the IRT yesterday (Friday), and the Lex Line during the Cranberry Tube reconstruction (All Lex trains went to BG, and all service was stopped to where all trains were feet from each other in Downtown), and the West 4th St fire in 2015 that stopped all IND trains during evening rush, it’s evident that there needs to be some sort of plan other than ‘sit here and hope it all works out.’ Why isn’t there one?
  5. I guess the next question on this is why wasn’t a redundant system put in place? And I don’t mean a separate signal control system - I mean a less-manual mitigation system. Pretty sure someone tweeted that they saw someone walking ahead of the train keying signals to green so it could platform. If the blocks are two football fields long, then we know that’s an operation that takes lots of times since no one’s running these blocks as fast as a footballer (ie 20 yd sprints x 33 yards in a block), plus the time it takes to key it. So why wasn’t ATS built with a control to turn the lights red but lower these yellow arms when the system is down for 5-10 minutes, and then have two-way radio guidance to platforms for emergency evacs? (As an example.) Did no one think of what to do when a reliable system eventually fails?
  6. So is it because that yellow bar next to the signal is in the “up” position when a signal is red, and that bar trips the emergency brake?
  7. So my question is why isn’t there a procedural system in place to move trains to the next station if an outage is 10 minutes or longer? Trains stuck in tunnels not moving is never a good look, but since these machines move forward, and the motorman has a window to see the red tails of the leader train, why can’t they “key-thru” or whatever the tech term is and platform at the next station, empty the train, and then do the same to go into the tunnel and sit so it’s follower(s) can do the same? (But my bigger question is why are reliant on one computer to run this instead of it being duplexed or triplexed so one can reboot without shutting the whole system down?)
  8. I’ve always been #DeBlasioMustGo, but he got some unfair criticism for being in Iowa when this happened - as if he could’ve foreseen a transformer explosion. For some reason, certain demographics of people seem to conflate unnecessary meddling with leadership. Aside from updates from Emergency Management (or whatever the relevant NYS Department is called), there really was no reason for him to do anything except activate emergency services and mechanisms IF it spread or unrest occurred. Grandstanding & useless emmeff. Dunno how PSEG Long Island is doing after LIPA was disbanded, but since I come from the enclave within PG&E’s territory (the utility whose power lines failed to be maintained well and sparked the fire that burned down the city of Paradise, California), I’m not opposed to a public utility so long as it’s not a NYS or NYC entity - but a special district that we vote for the board of directly. Like what should be.
  9. It’s like TSA - it’s the appearance of doing something meaningful so 1) folks shut up/get off their backs and 2) was easier and cheaper than doing something comprehensively better.
  10. Because it’d mess up headways on the entire Manhattan IND and Brooklyn BMT worse than it does going to Continental now. (If each run every 8 minutes, or one train every 4 minutes, has to fit in between, and switch delays accommodating delays and messes up headways, as well as in Manhattan, and then slows at 57th St, and in Bk as a result.)
  11. The current midtown line was, but at the bend to 6th Av, there’s a stub tunnel that would’ve gone to Astor Place. https://tribecatrib.com/content/1874-daring-downtown-plan-build-train-tunnel-under-hudson
  12. So what was the service pattern/route back when the last ran regularly?
  13. Umm, the Bx12 SBS runs roughly every two minutes and bunches even when the Artics are packed worse than a 40ft S40/44 going to St George. Bx12 local runs less frequently and still has overcrowded conditions. Only time 40 footers work on Bx12 is snow days.

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