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CenSin last won the day on May 12 2018

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  1. Third-tracks were pretty much standard issue back then. You find it on pretty much all the elevated lines. And even the ones that don’t have it have space reserved for a third track. For some, the original intent was probably for auxiliary uses like train storage since some third-tracks were built with no other infrastructure oriented towards revenue service (express stations and platforms). The 7 Avenue line () above 96 Street was probably made that way, and the Livonia Avenue line () was probably the same as well.
  2. Also, they might have to run extra trains if the went local—to maintain frequency. An extreme example would be the additional cost of a quarter million dollars due to the running via tunnel instead of bridge:
  3. Seeing the pattern of proposals, it would appear that someone doesn’t understand the causes of poor service (hint: think about merging on a highway right before a lane closure for construction).
  4. Railfan: “This move will cost you dearly, MTA. Boycott the and !”
  5. Perhaps the tunnel repair project Cummo gave to Columbia was for the better then. …unless they are also somehow a part of the corrupt union-contractor-bureaucracy complex.
  6. They should just charge more and provide better quality cards. They are part of the environmental problem when they make cheap disposable sheets of plastic available at nearly no cost. What I’d like is an aluminum card built to last a decade or more. Give the cards a premium feel and people will be less inclined to leave their cards everywhere.
  7. Actually, because of the way Broadway is set up, perhaps it’s the best express run: 57 Street–7 Avenue 49 Street 34 Street–Herald Square 28 Street 23 Street 14 Street–Union Square 8 Street Price Street Canal Street City Hall Cortlandt Street Rector Street Whitehall Street–South Ferry Court Street Jay Street–MetroTech DeKalb Avenue Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center
  8. Dang. Why’s @Wallyhorse getting all these Christmas presents so early?
  9. from 96 Street to Coney Island via tunnel, but from Astoria to Coney Island via bridge and from Forest Hills to Bay Ridge via bridge… you’re proposal is to create more problems?
  10. A NYCT train that you can reach by rail from the suburbs? via PATH, Amtrak, NJTransit, or LIRR. via MNR. Those trains are quite frequent relative to the rest of the system.
  11. via West End due to issues upstream on the Sea Beach right now Update on MTA website: Some northbound trains are stopping on the line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St (Bklyn) because of a signal problem at 86 St.
  12. Sorry. I get $127.00 taken out of every month’s paycheck to pay for my share. There’s nothing racist with enforcing farebeating. This is not a race thing, and ironically, claiming that it is a race issue is itself racist; you yourself presume that only certain kinds of people farebeat more than others. As a daily patron of the subway system, I see all sorts of people farebeat: the professional dressed in business casual who couldn’t bother to get in line to swipe himself in the opportunistic law-abiding citizen who “just happened” to get caught in a torrent of farebeaters and got sucked in through the emergency exit the showtime dancers who somersault their way over the turnstiles the Chinese grandmothers who crowbar their way in with their canes the yuppie who thinks it’s hip to misappropriate farebeating Sure, some ethnicities/ages do seem to farebeat more than others: Coney Island has a large population of Asians and blacks. But I have only ever seen black people farebeat or ask for swipes in Coney Island. Chinatown has a lot of foot traffic. Going by impression it’s elderly Chinese, other non-Chinese peoples (of any age), and some frustrated tourists who farebeat. However, arresting for farebeating is still fair game, because it’s it’s based on what they already did and not what they are: hopping/ducking the turnstile or sneaking in through the emergency exit. Nothing like profiling in this business. If someone like me hops the turnstile, I’d be stopped—not let go because I don’t fit some profile.
  13. Love? I’m not sure that is the right word for your feelings.

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