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  1. What's your plan to restart the whole system?
  2. do you think it's politics that's causing these problems?
  3. I really wanna see how the PSD experiment goes on 3rd Av
  4. I'm extremely sorry all if you feel I'm talking nonsense I just wish for the stations here to be clean and efficient like those in London and Hong Kong, and I just wanted to propose an idea for what would the best. I'll stop annoying you guys about this if you would like!!
  5. Sorry for the double post, but the MTA is already strapped for money, wouldn't it be better if instead of those 3 stations, you have one designated station bigger in capacity, and use the money for other areas that are underserved like Bronx?
  6. Closing stations mean you can use the money originally intended to maintain the closed station to improve the capacity and accessibility of neighboring stations in anticipations of this "overcrowding". I just don't get the concept of over serving areas with stations one block apart from each other. It's like the Wall Street Area, is there really a need for 3 stations, one block apart from each other?
  7. Wouldn't it be better for each line to get its own designated track? D gets the express, B gets the local. How would you fix this problem then?
  8. Fair point, but as a local train, is it really worth the money to have stations 3-4 blocks apart?
  9. I'm not advocating for 18th st to be closed, I'm just saying is there a justification for having subway stations 3 blocks apart, when it's really a walkable distance. Another station means more money to maintain it, money the MTA already lacks. Again, it's not 18th st that I'm stressed about, why that one station out of the 469 in the system??? It's an example of a station where I feel is way too close to another, and we could use the money needed to maintain it in other areas. I would advocate for combining the 3 "Wall Street Stations" into an interchange, I personally think it'd be better for the system to maintain 1 big station as opposed to 3 seperate stations that really just serve the same area.
  10. No no, I may be saying something really wrong here, but the point i'm trying to make is that passengers currently are complaining about both the look of stations and the amount of trains running. This is due to the limited budget the MTA has. Maybe the problem with the MTA and their money is that they have too many things to maintain, and what would make it easier is to simplify the situation. Take for example 18th St. Now I get it's a high ridership station. But it's really 4 blocks away from 14th st, and another 5 blocks away from 23rd st. The money used to maintain 18th st, could instead be used to improve and maintain both 14th st and 23rd st to have bigger platforms, ada requirements, screen doors, etc. For an extra 2-3 mins of walking, you save an extraordinary amount of money that could improve neighboring stations in anticipation of future crowds by closing one station. It doesn't have to be 18th st, I'm talking about stations anywhere in the system that are bunched up together (3-4 blocks apart). Is it really necessary for a station that's 3 streets up when I could walk the distance in 1 to 2 minutes?
  11. I have no idea what would happen, all I'm saying is there are too many stations over serving certain areas, and that saves money by closing the unnecessary stations. PEople can walk the extra 5-6 blocks. That 3 extra minutes of walking means millions saved on station upkeeping, allowing us to use that money on other necessary areas (improving other important stations, signalling, maintenance, etc.) That's something for the politics debate. International systems have spread out stations, and look how much nicer and more accessible they are.
  12. I'm just saying, some stations are bunched up way too close to one another, meaning extra stops and longer journey times of trains. Combining them means you get to maintain the one station into a better state, and it saves an extra minute or two on journey time, which could fit another train to move passengers at a quicker rate.
  13. can people not walk down an extra 4 blocks for a bigger 14th st station, or 5 blocks up to a busier 23rd st station???
  14. I've believed point 1 extremely. Stations that are one avenue apart from each other, eg. the 50th st 1 train station and the 49th st nrw station. Stations that are 4 blocks apart from each other, are they really necessary? Can passengers just walk the extra distance, as opposed to forcing a train to stop at more stations, meaning longer journeys, meaning more trains (which we don't have). By closing some redundant stations, it limits journey time, meaning more trains can run due to the current capacity we have, and we can better upkeep stations.
  15. Take for example 18th St, 23rd, and 28th St on the Broadway Line. With so many passengers complaining about the state of stations, closing 18th and 28th, while expanding 23rd to improve its state allows for a better looking station. Trains also have to run less stations, meaning we can run more TPH.
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