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Art Vandelay

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  1. Art Vandelay

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    Closer, but not entirely true- Mileage of individual cars is directly related to both span of service, and consistency of service. Having a high peak frequency but low off peak frequency results in lots of trains sitting around for much of the day getting little use. Having a line with consistent service, regardless of whether it is short and infrequent, or long and frequent, results in trains with high mileage. Short vs long, and frequent vs infrequent both affect the number of trains you need, but not so much the overall usage of those trains.
  2. Art Vandelay

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    Length of lines is not related to car mileage at all. An example: In 1987, the C was the longest route in the subway. I believe the C fleet also had the lowest usage rate in the system as well.
  3. Art Vandelay

    R179 Discussion Thread

  4. Nitpick: Increasing headways is decreasing service frequency. Otherwise, I agree.
  5. Art Vandelay

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Yes, but the Queens Boulevard CBTC contract only converts R160s.
  6. Art Vandelay

    R211 Discussion Thread

    They will not go to the B D. They will almost certainly return from where they came- the J.
  7. Art Vandelay

    Rockaway Beach Branch

    If you want to build a stub line through low density areas which will actually serve somebody on an existing right of way, reactivate the SI North Shore.
  8. The B division system is a LOT less reliable than the A division. The data feed is much more limited- the transponders are only at stations, and it also cannot tell the difference between local and express tracks. Unless somebody reprograms what a train is doing in the system, a local diverted to the express tracks still shows up on the displays on local tracks. An express running local does not show up on the displays, unless somebody tells the system it is local.
  9. no. There is a third trackway around 116th street intended for layups. Otherwise, it is 2 tracks.
  10. Art Vandelay

    Six years to resolve the subway problems?

    Byford is a proven great leader. NYCT is lucky to have him. He has demonstrated the ability to work wonders. Given real control and real funding, he could turn the place around. Delete Byford and insert Hakim. The prior line is just as true. Do the same with Bianco and Prendergast. Again, a true statement. The problem here isn't the current leader of NYCT. It is well above them.
  11. Grand Central is fully accessible. I don't know where this rumor is coming from.
  12. Only if the AC is broken in the entire R32 half, and is working in the R160 half.
  13. Art Vandelay

    R179 Discussion Thread

    I'd be somewhat surprised if the C ends up getting any R179s. Yes, the R160s on the C are almost certainly going to return to the J, but that does not mean that the J is getting more added service than the G.
  14. Art Vandelay

    R179 Discussion Thread

    The R179s are designed to have CBTC installed, but only R160s are being outfitted for QB CBTC.
  15. Art Vandelay

    Rockaway Beach Branch

    Even if ALL of the Q52/Q53 riders were to move to the train, it still wouldn't mean there is a large enough market to run a train. And regardless of the size of the market, they would be out of their minds to build an additional connecting service to Queens Boulevard from a line which already connects to another line without such drastic capacity issues.


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