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  1. The ultimate of course would be to send it down QB when there's no GOs going on. Either that or bring back the weekend . Plenty of people looking to go to Brooklyn on weekends.
  2. There may be less ridership overall but demand is still there. I disagree that people traveling locally will totally avoid the subway. People in places like ENY, Canarsie, Bensonhurst use the subway to get to DTBK all the time (Bus would be too long). Here in Queens tons of people hop the from Jamaica to Forest Hills or Queens Center Mall.
  3. Here's some food for thought regarding service cuts: 241st-Wakefield to South Ferry via 7th Ave Express. Current Service Sent down Nostrand. Runs local in Brooklyn, Express Manhattan. To make things easier from a customer standpoint, from this point forward the would become the primary Nostrand Line with the as it's rush hour supplement. and the will remain as is with the terminating at Utica during rush hours. This plan means the can be shuttle-ized outside peak periods while both the and are kept to medium distance w/ access to their home yards. Off peak, this will reduce delays and maybe even save on maintenance on the fleet.
  4. Great map. The easiest fixes would be to have Astoria Blvd serve as a short turn terminal for the during peak periods as well as making more s turn either at 111st or Willets. I can't understand how 71st or Euclid can have such crappy terminal ops other than the MTA's refusal to properly fumigate. The ACLU can't force the MTA to ride homeless into the yard no matter how much they scream, so start putting transit cops down there and get those trains moving.
  5. Honestly, I don't see how one less trip makes such a huge difference in track access. The is still running to 71st at that time (unless that's the next shoe to drop). The QB local gets shortchanged enough as it is. My heart goes out to riders. 20 min service on the branches? That's almost LIRR level frequency. Insane. Just make Lefferts a shuttle and be done with it. I can't see how the politicans in Brooklyn and Queens will let that slide. I can't speak for the but Astoria is hopping even at night, I can't see how cutting the moves the needle on workload...
  6. Hey everyone, just taking a break for a moment from all the Cuomo drama to give a shoutout to a car class that needs some affection: The R68. Is there anyone here who has love for our fat friends? I remember them dominating the N/Q/B/D growing up and how their silver glow and SMEE throwback sound was such an Integral part of my railfanning experience. If you have any love for the hippo, let this be your thread!
  7. Here's my brain fart for a Tuesday evening: After Manhattan Ave, have the cross into Manhattan and run down 34th st to Hudson Yards, w/ stops @ Park/Madison Avs (), Herald Sq(), Penn Station ( ) and then Hudson Yards. Not only is 34th primed for a crosstown subway, but the amount of pressure this will take off the is tremendous.
  8. My idea is for a Fifth Ave subway: The 2 tracks over the Willamsburg Bridge and the other 2 from Nassau St Line form a 4 track line going up First Ave starting at Delancey. There will be a stop at 8th St/1st Ave to serve the Tompkins Sq area. Then the line turns west down 15th st and has a stop at Union Sq for Connections to the . The line then continues down 15th St until turning up 5th Ave with these stops: 23rd St (connect to M23 SBS ) 34th St (Connect to M34 SBS) 42st (Connect to ) 50st (Connect to ) 58st (Connect to ) Lex/63rd (Connect to ) The line then splits: The 2 tracks from Nassau go into the 63rd St Tunnel and down the existing QB Express. The 2 Tracks from the Willy B go up 2nd Ave to 125th St/Lex. Service pattern becomes as follows: 125th/Lex to Jamaica Center all times via 2nd Ave, 5th Ave, Williamsburg Bridge, Broadway-Brooklyn, Jamaica Line. 179st-Hillside to Bay Ridge all times via QB Bypass, 63rd St, 5th Ave, Nassau St-Montague, 4th Ave Local. Half of all trains turn at Broad St Manhattan. Myrtle Ave to Metropolitan Ave all times. Upper level restored at Myrtle for shuttle operation. Also two more things: run under new tracks under 64th st with a new stop at 64th/2nd to connect to the . Then the run up express tracks under the SAS to 3rd Ave/138St in The Bronx where they run under 3rd Ave and Webster Ave to Gun Hill. The runs under a new line along 52nd St with stops at 5th and Lex Avs then into Queens under 45th rd and Jackson Ave with stops at Court Sq and Queens Plaza. The and trains run into the new Queens Bypass under the LIRR with stops at Woodside ( ), Grand Ave, 63rd Drive, 71st Ave, Union Turnpike and Hillside/Queens Blvd (Transfer to ) where it continues down Hillside Ave to 179th St. The existing QB line has the running express to Jamaica Center and the taking over local service from Forest Hills.
  9. In a world where the Utica Ave line exists, then yes I see the MTA running 3 services into Brooklyn overnight.
  10. The MTA will never do such a thing. It's a nice thought, but budget realities means that if the both go to the same places then only one will suffice overnights (and weekends for that matter, hence Lex's point). The MTA will continue to run only the and into Brooklyn overnight as long as there are only two branches to serve. As far was weekends are concerned, the current pattern is already the best and pretty generous to boot seeing as the MTA could try to get away w/ having the go local after Franklin and take over New Lots.
  11. I'm not sure how the would mess w/ the seeing as the doesn't. The both would clear Rogers w/o even touching the path of the
  12. Sending the 3 to Flatbush *would* kill the chance of off peak service, since now the pretty much run the same route. The best of both worlds is to leave both the and alone and run the to Utica. Some s will be extended to New Lots to balance the load.
  13. To be fair, this sounds like the issue is trusting the MTA to maintain proper IRT service into Brooklyn in off peak hours. From my vantage point, if the MTA was going to cut the to a peak only line it would have done so by now. If the MTA could be bowed to have the overnight what makes you think they can get away with cutting it from Brooklyn? I think wither the Utica Ave line gets built or not, the sweet spot for off-peak Brooklyn IRT service has been found in the current pattern. I'd love to see the run to BK full time but that probably won't happen.
  14. TBH, having Nostrand riders transfer @ Franklin isn't the end of the world. If the issue is Central Brooklyn riders wanting trains then shouldn't the name of the game be putting in operational patterns designed to make that happen?
  15. This might be the wrong place to post this but: Doesn't the B32 and B62 preform the same function as this "Williamsburg Link"?

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