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  1. R68OnBroadway

    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Is it possible to rebuild the 149th St reverse curve by having it merge with the around 140th vs 138th or even before 138th?
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Rockaways service is always poor- 20-30 minute headways on summer weekends are rather normal, so much so that I was surprised to only wait 7 mins for a train to RPK after missing one over the summer. Makes me wonder if the low ridership (mainly on the RPK branch) is a result of the poor service they provide.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    So this will be the new service pattern? RPK/FRock to 207 via Fulton/8th express 168th to Lefferts- local in Manhattan, express in Brooklyn stays same 96th/125th to CI same Euclid to Astoria/LGA FHills to Euclid Some new service like 95th-Canal, Essex, or Chambers Also, would it be possible to build a stop at State/Clinton or State/Henry? It would be rather deep and need elevators or long stairs to reach the surface, but if warranted, it could be built.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Not to mention the political problems and crowding- NJS needs to fix its own transit before we give them ours.
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    Brooklyn Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    Best way to solve this would to deinterline Rogers and then extend the to reduce auto + bus dependency, but we know that is not going to happen with Andy C in power... we'll just get more space for his antique cars...
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    I personally think we should just go for a new tunnel to eliminate the slow bridge an curve; here is an idea I had a while ago for a new tunnel: The would be removed from the Williamsburg Bridge and would be rerouted via a new East River tunnel. Rather than curve to the WillyB like it does today, the will continue down Broadway as a 3-tracked El until South 6th St. From here the line will curve to the north side of S 6th and descend underground by Wythe Av. This would require removing Berry between South 5th and South 6th as well as demolishing all the buildings between the WillyB and South 6th and between Bedford and Wythe. From here the line will be a three-tracked tunnel. After crossing the East River, there will be an express station at Columbia/Broome to allow for a cross-platform transfer in both directions. After this, the line will curve back onto Delancey and connect to the current tracks just before Essex. Provided that new switches are added by Delancey/Essex and Bowery and that Myrtle is rebuilt, this would remove the WillyB bottleneck, speed up the East River crossing, and allow for the and to be de-interlined in the peak direction. NOTE: Marcy would become a "local" stop as a result of this change.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I could maybe see a Utica extension (provided one part is an El) and maybe an to LGA, but other than that, I don't see anything other than SAS being done within the next 25 years.
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    Express Bus Advocacy Group

    Do you have a website?
  9. R68OnBroadway

    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    Modified version of my earlier proposal for a SE Queens line to Cambria Heights: The Fulton Street line would be extended under the current Liberty Avenue El to Lefferts, where it would then continue to run down until the Van Wyck. At the Van Wyck the line would turn (I'd make it a gentler IND style one though) under the Van Wyck and then turn onto Linden Blvd, where it would continue to run all the way to Springfield Blvd. Note: The would be connected to Fulton and be the Fulton local, allowing the to run express. Stops from Euclid: Euclid Avenue Grant-Glenmore Aves (stop would be rebuilt as the Liberty El would be torn down) 80th St 88th St ( tracks diverge shortly after here) Cross Bay Blvd - and stop on a lower level with a standard express-local design while the stops on a separate upper level with an island platform. The would now curve off and connect to the current Rockaway ROW from here. 108th-111th Streets Lefferts Blvd 130th St 109th Avenue-Van Wyck Sutphin Blvd Guy R. Brewer Blvd Merrick Blvd (I would look to combine these two stations into one if possible) Farmers Blvd Springfield Blvd-Cambria Heights Construction: The line would be built as a 4-tracked cut and cover line the entire route. All stations west of Lefferts or 130th would be 4-tracked on the same level (minus Cross Bay). East of here, the eastbound tracks will merge under the Manhattan-bound tracks, allowing for a CPW-style setup. 130th would have a design like 110th. Springfield Blvd would have a terminal setup like that of Crown Heights. Most local stations on the line will have small mezzanines at the center parts of the stations for free transfers between directions. Express stations would have longer mezzanines but ones the size of the ones at 14th/Canal/etc. Exceptions would be Merrick/Brewer, which would have a large full-length mezzanine if combined into one station, and Cross Bay which would have a full-length mezzanine between the and platforms like that at Lex/59th for the and .
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Would it be possible to turn Lenox back into a maintenance shop (at least partially) so maybe some tracks at Livonia could be converted for through traffic and a later extension?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Was there ever a plan to build a passageway from Lex-63rd to Lex-59th? I'm sure doing so would take plenty of riders off the considering riders would now have access to Lex express and local, unlike the which has just local.
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    New Cathedral Parkway Subway Station

    Isn't it getting a renovation sometime soon? As for other busy stops that are in poor condition, they really need to rehab West 4th- such a major transfer point should not be a sauna that reeks of piss.
  13. Are these jobs being completely eliminated, are they just assigning these people to be those new platform staff, or do platform staff already exist at these locations and they are eliminating these positions in accordance? If it is #2 or #3 that would make sense, but knowing the MTA it would probably be #1...
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    De Blasio wants streetcar line on Brooklyn-Queens waterfront

    For RX I'd build it from Jackson Heights to 8th Avenue, any Bronx extension would need to be studied considering what routes it could take and how effective it would be. On the topic of RX though, where would we have a maintenance yard/shop and relay space, and also a terminal that doesn't interfere with freight operations? Many people propose ending the line at the Brooklyn Army Terminal but is there any space for a station + layups in that yard given the car floats there? (As for JH you could just add some sidings and a diamond crossover for turnarounds, much like the RPK shuttle at Broad Channel.)
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Personally I think the only platforms that should be lengthened are the ones served by the (if possible).


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