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Lex

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  1. Unless that equates to most working less than 40 hours/week on average, I still fail to see the difference. (Remember, 8 is 20% of 40.)
  2. This is only cementing the idea that we have people in the MTA who do care, but lack the necessary power to bring progress.
  3. Unless there are solid plans, they really need to give it up.
  4. Exchanges are free. Buying a new one carries the surcharge.
  5. Yeah, no. Aside from the whole "short-turned local crossing useless express" issue, the is completely superfluous. Considering the lower ridership on weekends, trying to have the and in Brooklyn while the and run at a combined 15 tph is utter insanity.
  6. That's a combination of a slope and a curve. The latter is bad, but would be manageable if not for the former (which extends beyond the curve far enough to leave little room between the tracks becoming more level and the tracks breaking away to make room for the platforms).
  7. Congrats, you just shot whatever possible gains (none, really) down.
  8. I don't even know how to respond...
  9. I'm not sure what your question is, so I'll say a couple of things. When Clark Street is closed, the runs express along Lexington Avenue and only Lexington Avenue (assuming no work knocks out one of the local tracks in Brooklyn or the Bronx). Since it covers quite the distance (or short-turns at Grand Central or 86th Street) and serves as a third overnight route under these circumstances, it becomes the night express. Under normal circumstances, and trains run their full routes as overnight locals, whereas the is short-turned at East 180th Street (no Manhattan service). During the day, the runs local on its full route, the runs express in Brooklyn and Manhattan and short-turns at Utica Avenue, and the runs express in Manhattan to Bowling Green. It wouldn't be hard to imagine the becoming an overnight express to Bowling Green, but the will to run it isn't there...
  10. In that case, we'd be better off altering how the Dyre Avenue Line connects, which could also make a potential local/express swap easier if the ridership warrants it.
  11. If only we could get artics on the route at 24+ bph... Seriously, if the only time I ever rode the Q46 (on a summer weekend with no subway service east of Forest Hills!) is any indication, that route needs more trips and artics.

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