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  1. Correct, (for wally) It lies on the former Rockaway Beach Branch track, but it never served any LIRR trains to my knowledge as it was built and opened alongside the racetracks renovation (around 1959). Which was after the LIRR line closed. Map below was before the RBB closed i believe. The MTA is the one to blame for not making the racetrack stop southbound after it was built, as they rejected the proposal to do so earlier in the decade.
  2. Haven't met anyone, but I saw @Around the Horn in early July taking photos of an R179 at Mott Av. (was when my profile picture was taken). I didn't realize it was him shooting the photos until now when I looked through his flikr and saw the photos were dated the same. Wish I'd known sooner, small world...
  3. Good, much newer member here but I also enjoy NYCT as well. hows Philly btw?
  4. You're cutting service basically to a portion of a line and not providing back any service in return, the cut would give less service south and north of 34 and be a bottleneck at the terminal which reduces tph on the . The can still run express, but cutting the line makes it harder for the and other IRT lines to run.
  5. Supplemental lines are part of the backbone of the system, simply put. Running most lines without them would leave a lot on the plate for primary lines to take care of. The would need to terminate at the 's northern terminal occasionally to not lose service there, and the wouldn't be able to scale services very easily without them. If the IRT turns into a mess as it often does, less service could make troubles more likely. The current setup isn't completely optimal, though i wouldn't encourage cutting the by any means. Do you know any current ways to increase off peak service (on any line), by chance? what a troll 😒, reported.
  6. More specifically, R160's have shorter dwell times at stops, and break down less than the R46's. Newer trains on the crowded line prove to work better than old ones so a plurality remains R160s. The is also slated to get CBTC soon, any SMEE (like the 46's) simply wont work on the soon. The 46's last frequently ran on the in the late 2000's
  7. How ridiculous, seems like Catherine got a little too🧂 over the article... must've revealed a bit too much eh? In all seriousness though, complete props to @Via Garibaldi 8 and others like @Union Tpke who protest and find broken cracks like these in the system, cant give you people enough credit. MTA is putting customers at risk through quiet and quick nonsense like this. Catherine barely attempted to cover up the service concerns in the note, and the rushed effort obviously shows. The cuts so far seem to be intended to be sporadic and random where they slip by us at whim, so far it hasn't happened one bit...
  8. It's about getting the power and holding it, the people are rarely first priority in such a race. It's a shame to see people like Byford and such getting silenced for keeping up a good fight through this.
  9. (Naturally) I prefer paper since it never fails, but E-ink certainly isn't a bad idea either. As long as MTA employees have enclosed access to a power source on the E-ink, it would be cheaper long term and work just as well as paper. Given how the MTA works though it'd rather toss us no bone at all, or (as an ex.) give us a genius challenge that does nothing but cover up the no bone problem. The agency has little money to start with and the situation has only been getting worse sadly with corruption and a myriad of other issues. I truly am scared to see what future cuts are coming along. MTA currently hangs on a fragile string as is and this could be the start of potentially troubling times ahead.
  10. Honestly, the has many other problems beside dwell time, signal problems as you said and the south channel bridge for instance are big concerns as well. That said, dwell time is still pretty impactful on train service since longer times do add up. Even if this was short term (QBL lines have to be ntt soon with cbtc), R46's would still hurt the hard, the line gets more passengers than the already crowded which would amplify dwell (and bog down quicker service on the ). Removing R46's from the to go to the also cuts additional service, which doesn't make any of the 's issues any better either.
  11. R42s aren't limited to weekends only on the , they've been running during the week as well mostly through 2019. Quick reminder to not spam the (wrong) thread by posting the same thing 4 times...
  12. It's the same deal on the train for me. Similar to the , if something goes wrong on one part of the line (like the south channel bridge is open, or a delay happens on a merge), the whole lines delayed. Very annoying indeed
  13. I love how they wrote Beach 67 street - Gaston on the fast forward powerpoint... lol
  14. Get over your anger man, it’s very much expected to face hassles between getting over two distant parts of the city with lackluster services. Taking the and is still the most logical from my perspective as your ideas (from my view) likely won’t materialize, and the Q113/Q114 is more unreliable. As someone who rides the subways for more than an hour one way to get to work, bearing the ride from that far is usually key. otherwise you’ll never get to your destination at all, and may as well go somewhere closer.

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