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IRT Bronx Express

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  1. http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/BronxSkipStopExpress/library/BusPictures Just a sample of what I have, there's actually more. Hard to believe that our last major Bronx bus restructuring took place in 1984.
  2. Not to sound off topic (technically it isn't) but is anyone interested in seeing the timetables for the older routes mentioned above? I can answer that. A study was conducted sometime in 1999-2000 and the TA saw that more riders going to Fordham Center at the time used the Bx28 and not the Bx26. Yet this doesn't explain why the Fordham Center branch was the main route, whereas the Bedford Park branch wasn't. Keep in mind that prior to December 1991, buses alternated to either terminals. Until September 2000, the Bedford Park branch saw service weekday rush hours, early weekend mornings, and all remaining late evening service. Surprisingly, the Bx26 was not part of the 1995 service cuts, how strange. Now that we're talking about the Bx28, based on older maps that I have in my collection, all Sunday service ended at Moshulu Parkway. Again, I'm not sure what allegedly caused the ridership changes between both routes at that time.
  3. Actually, that branch was cut in June 1995 due to reliability issues at 3rd Ave. Only 5% of riders used that branch, yet 21% of service ran weekdays, 25% on weekends, and nocturnal hours had 50% to either branch.
  4. Were they shut down in 1975 because they weren't in the middle of the station or was their another reason? In the MTA's world, "Security reasons" was the reason, although it doesn't explain much. The mystery is quite intriguing, especially since there aren't any pics depicting the actual elevators other than the stairwells and the passageway. Case in point: here and here!
  5. My collection is growing! I like it when I can make deals with certain people. Because I have an iPhone now, PhotoFAWKit won't accept .HEIC photos, gah! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_d1UVaf3-Eiht6zXksHMHCFxdZefJjV3?usp=sharing
  6. This might sound somewhat random and strange, but does anyone know how can I contact Christopher Rivera regarding the 1979 Bronx Bus Map?
  7. Now that's a rare sight for me as I haven't seen an R62/A back in 2007. And that's not counting what I see on the now.
  8. I could see weekend trains supplementing with the one day, given how popular the reroute turned out to be for 8 years. The is always a problem at Central Park since the gains more priority, so there's that...
  9. I hate it every time the afternoon " express" stops at Yankee Stadium during Yankee games, when it makes more sense to run 2 local services on the Concourse for 2 and a half hours. Switching between the express and local only renders the Concourse express useless. Concourse service is already crap during middays with the useless and the unreliable being the sole Bronx service.
  10. And a few oldies: (in response to this incident)
  11. Bad trip from last year: There was this Bx15 BO that intentionally ran the bus so slow for no reason. What was once an 18 minute trip became double, and this other passenger berated him for that. Bad trips from this year: Inconsistent Bx15 LTD BOs. Either they came in early than scheduled or they ran late. I hated it. Excellent trips from last year: I wish I saw the first scheduled Bx41 SBS BO, he was always on point, period.
  12. I personally believe that both the Bx9 and the Q44 need to be rerouted away from Boston Road. It's so bothersome that the Bx21 and Bx36 buses have to put up with that puny lane while both the Bx9/Q44 have to make that left turn, thus delaying service even more. I would rather send both buses to East 180 St, then turn at Morris Park Avenue then Tremont and then Devoe Ave. This problem IMO should be rectified first. Oh, and just like Westchester Square, I would ban any left turns for those heading towards west.
  13. ^I guess I'm the right guy for this. Do you want them to be multi-colored or just the original style?
  14. ^I actually remember boarding that shuttle back in May 2009. The SBS machines were also there.
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