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  1. This was a very interesting read, very good points made (some more practical than others of course): https://pedestrianobservations.com/2018/06/12/how-deinterlining-can-improve-new-york-city-transit/ Just a few ideas on my mind about Deinterlining Broadway and the DeKalb Junction and how it can be done (based off a post I made in the "Redesign a Line" thread). As a weekday AM & PM Rush Hour commuter between 57 St-7 Av & Avenue U, I constantly deal with the horrid merge at 34th St which will slow down my all the way to the bridge going south or stop us at 28th St on the express track going north, not to mention it causes delays on both the and , & god forbid there'd be a merging in front of the on the bridge going south. With all the timers, curves and insanely slow speed limits in the DeKalb Junction, this causes many gaps in service south of DeKalb Av, when trains are supposed to run roughly 7 minutes apart but will go from 2-4 minute intervals to 13-16 minute intervals at times during rush hour. My plan would be to completely de-interline the Broadway Line and the DeKalb Junction during normal hours: 96 St-2 Av to Coney Island via Broadway-4 Av Express via Sea Beach Daily, 5:00 AM-12:00 AM. Late Nights, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd to Coney Island via Broadway-4 Av Local via Whitehall St. 96 St-2 Av to Coney Island via Broadway-4 Av Express via West End (B'way Local during late nights). Astoria-Ditmars Blvd to Whitehall St via Broadway Local, Daily 5:00 AM-12:00 AM. To compensate for the loss of the in Astoria, the will have to be bumped up to approximately 14 trains per hour (frequency roughly every 4-5 minutes, similar to the ) during peak-times to keep the same amount of trains running as of right now. Unfortunately Whitehall St is not a sufficient terminus to accommodate 14 trains per hour and without proper fleet numbers to extend into Brooklyn, a couple of will have to short-turn at Canal St (upper level) during peak-times. 205 St-Norwood to Coney Island via 6 Av Express/Brighton Local. Fleet Swaps/Changes: R68: 240 (30 Sets) +1 Set of R68 Spares during Rush Hour will be used. R68: 8 (1 Set) R160: 210 (21 Sets) +1 Set of R68 Spares during Rush Hour will be used. R68: 8 (1 Set) R160: 210 (21 Sets) R68: 24 (3 Sets) R160: 170 (17 Sets) +5 Sets of R160 Spares during Rush Hour will be used. Pros: Reduced congestion. Increased capacity. Minimal delays (especially on the Manhattan Bridge, which can be an absolute nightmare). Cons: Astoria line loses Broadway Express service (although only 4 stops are skipped between 57 St-7 Av and Canal St, so not a huge loss). Brighton line loses direct Broadway service. Transfers will have to be made at Atlantic Av-Barclays Center, DeKalb Av or 34 St-Herald Square. West End & 4 Av Line loses direct 6 Av Service. Transfers will have to be made at Atlantic Av-Barclays Center, DeKalb Av or 34 St-Herald Square. With this service pattern, there wouldn't be any interlining/merging of various lines, reducing delays and increasing capacity. Alternative Option: Keep the via West End, replace Sea Beach service with the , Bedford Park Blvd/145 St-Coney Island, normal hours (96 St-2 Av late nights), providing Central Park West with weekend service. Astoria-Whitehall St via Local (extended to Bay Ridge-95 St during late nights, eliminating the Shuttle), 96 St-2 Av to Brighton Beach/Coney Island, eliminated. However extended service during nights via 6 Av may be viewed as superfluous (unnecessary) & long time Sea Beach Riders likely not be to fond of losing service. Lastly these service patterns are confusing. It'd be better to put 6th Av lines on Brighton & Broadway Lines on Sea Beach and West End. Thoughts on this? Also I want to pick your brains on alternative options to deinterlining the Broadway Line & DeKalb Junction and any other ideas for deinterlining in the NYC Subway System.
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    Redesign a Line

    Just a few ideas on my mind: As a weekday AM & PM Rush Hour commuter between 57 St-7 Av & Avenue U, I constantly deal with the horrid merge at 34th St which will slow down my all the way to the bridge going south or stop us at 28th St on the express track going north, not to mention it causes delays on both the and . Also god forbid there'd be a merging in front of the on the bridge going south, with all the timers, curves and insanely slow speed limits in the DeKalb Junction, this causes many gaps in service service south of DeKalb Av, when trains are supposed to run roughly 7 minutes apart but will go from 2-4 minute intervals to 13-16 minute intervals at times during rush hour. My plan would be to completely de-interline the Broadway Line and the DeKalb Junction during normal hours: 96 St-2 Av to Coney Island via Broadway-4 Av Express via Sea Beach Daily, 5:00 AM-12:00 AM. Late Nights, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd to Coney Island via Broadway-4 Av Local via Whitehall St. 96 St-2 Av to Coney Island via Broadway-4 Av Express via West End (B'way Local during late nights). Astoria-Ditmars Blvd to Whitehall St via Broadway Local, Daily 5:00 AM-12:00 AM. To compensate for the loss of the in Astoria, the will have to be bumped up to approximately 14 trains per hour (frequency roughly every 4-5 minutes, similar to the ) during peak-times. Unfortunately Whitehall St is not a sufficient terminus to accommodate 14 trains per hour and without proper fleet numbers to extend into Brooklyn, a couple of will have to short-turn at Canal St (upper level) during peak-times. 205 St-Norwood to Coney Island via 6 Av Express/Brighton Local. Fleet Swaps/Changes: R68: 240 (30 Sets) +1 Set of R68 Spares during Rush Hour will be used. R68: 8 (1 Set) R160: 210 (21 Sets) +1 Set of R68 Spares during Rush Hour will be used. R68: 8 (1 Set) R160: 210 (21 Sets) R68: 24 (3 Sets) R160: 170 (17 Sets) +5 Sets of R160 Spares during Rush Hour will be used. Pros: Reduced congestion. Increased capacity. Minimal delays (especially on the Manhattan Bridge, which can be an absolute nightmare). Cons: Astoria line loses Broadway Express service (although only 4 stops are skipped between 57 St-7 Av and Canal St, so not a huge loss). Brighton line loses direct Broadway service. Transfers will have to be made at Atlantic Av-Barclays Center, DeKalb Av or 34 St-Herald Square. West End & 4 Av Line loses direct 6 Av Service. Transfers will have to be made at Atlantic Av-Barclays Center, DeKalb Av or 34 St-Herald Square. With this service pattern, there wouldn't be any interlining/merging of various lines, reducing delays and increasing capacity. Alternative Options: Cut weekend and replace it with to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd via Broadway Local. However this may cause signage complications and confusion among people. Keep the via West End, replace Sea Beach service with the , Bedford Park Blvd/145 St-Coney Island, normal hours (96 St-2 Av late nights), providing Central Park West with weekend service. Astoria-Whitehall St via Local, 96 St-2 Av to Brighton Beach/Coney Island, eliminated. However extended service during nights via 6 Av may be viewed as superfluous (unnecessary) & long time Sea Beach Riders likely wouldn't be to fond of losing service.
  3. Also an R32 at Coney and a R46 at 5 Av-53rd back in the 90s.
  4. R160 at Hoyt during testing in 2005 R42 Local in 2012 R40 Slants on the in 2009 R40 Slant via West End Express in 2005 R42 via Jamaica Express from Marcy-Broadway Jct in 2011 R32 with Pre-1988 rollsigns with twisting knobs in 2009 R62 via Express from 96 St to 145 St in 2016 TOMC on the in 2004 R62A in 2002 signed up as a Diamond express from 3 Av-149 St to 174 St in 2002 to 3 Av-149 St in 2016 R62A on the in 2000 via 7 Av in 2015 TOMC on the in 2016
  5. R32s

    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    Are you sure, because I was definitely informed that 6 car R32/42's were not allowed on the by a post that DJHammers (I think) posted sometime back.
  6. R32s

    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    I believe that R32's and R42's are banned from the because of OPTO.
  7. R32s

    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    I don't believe sending select trains to 96 St-2 Av is a good idea. I believe during Rush Hours in the peak direction when the is the only line serving busy Concourse line stations, removing trains from its 7-9 minute average headway would cause awkward 14-18 minute gaps in service and for the Concourse line, that is a no-no.
  8. NVM I guess it works on my phone and not my mac...
  9. Am I the only one who can't figure out how to make this work???
  10. There is still two (2)'s listed under B'way 7 Av Line >.< !
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    R68 Rollsign Question

    Thanks guys! Appreciate the help. I never knew existed before the updated R68A roll signs.
  12. Very nicely put together. Just very minor errors. When you list trunk lines, you listed 7th Av-Broadway as the and lines instead of and the Nassau St section, you listed as Nassau St Local & as Nassau St Express. Technically Nassau St has no Express service, but for a limited time during AM and PM rush hours and trains operate skip-stop express together in Brooklyn-Queens. P.S. Idk why the MTA refers to the (J)/(Z) lines as Nassau St Express when in reality they're Local. The only time where I can remember Nassau St having an express was when & trains bypassed Bowery for no real reason back in the day. Anyways, I enjoyed the page, very well put together except for the minor errors. Good Job!
  13. I specifically remember as a child when R68/A's ran on the the R68's always displayed and R68A's always displayed . So I stumbled upon an image where an R68 or R68A is displaying the with the correct trunk line color. Were R68/68A roll signs updated in the 1990's, because I can tell by the font that the rollsign was printed before the 2001 changes. Credit: nycsubway.org Odd (ironically) Rollsign Typical (ironically) Rollsign
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    10 years ago today 7/2

    Awesome, very nostalgic! I love videos like this.
  15. R32s

    Seven years ago today

    Growing up watching the Slants rule the and was pretty awesome back in the day. Fond memories.

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