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  1. T to Dyre Avenue

    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    If it brings down the cost and speeds up the construction timeframe significantly, then I’m all right with it.
  2. Hit the nail right on the head! Those two dolts really screwed the MTA and riders. Unfortunately the two dolts currently holding those offices seem to have no intention of reversing Giuliani and Pataki’s big screw job. It would be so much more productive if they did that instead of sniping at each other like two stupid little boys!
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    New Yorker: Can Andy Byford Save the Subways?

    Fewer timers ==> less running time PLUS fewer chances of running a red signal ==> T/O’s not getting jammed up by management. Yes, I think TWU would go for that. Plus better on-time performance. I think management would go for that, no? At least competent management (something that has long been in short supply at Transit) would.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    Oh, ok...now I see what you’re saying. Thank you for elaborating. Yes, that sounds like a workable solution for how to provide Broadway service to/from 2nd Ave once we get to Phase 3 and the train. But both Ditmars Blvd and Astoria Blvd would have to be reconfigured to handle both the and , which would be running at greater frequencies than they did when they last ran together to Astoria (from 2010-16). But still, this is a long-term idea.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    But why? Where is the need for both Broadway express and local service to 2nd Ave? Or the need for both local and express service to Astoria? The Broadway express doesn’t get you to 57th, 42nd or 34th streets any faster than the local because they’re on the same tracks until 34th St. The time savings to 14th or Canal is very minor (especially to 14th).
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    It’s probably not likely that they’ll need 30 tph worth of service on upper 2nd Ave. Even if it were, they’d then have to figure out where to turn the extra and trains in Brooklyn, because they won’t be able to run all of them to Stillwell Ave. It certainly is possible, and I would suggest that as a second choice if building a QBL bypass line is proven to be both impractical and too costly. The big disadvantage, however, is the merge at 36th St between the and the SAS-QBL service. Excellent points. I’ve either agreed with or outright suggested extending the to South Brooklyn in the past for those reasons. I know I’ve people bail on the in Brooklyn at the first chance they get.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Then I guess we’ll see how the cars formerly known as R142As do after a few years of running with CBTC equipment.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Exactly! Thankfully we got the extra cars that we did and now have enough for 12 ten-car trains instead of just four. We do need more new ten-car trains. I read in a Daily News article that the R143s’ reliability has dropped significantly over the last few years, more so than other cars
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    Right. Think the Broadway Line’s bad now with the merging with the at Herald Square? It’ll be even worse with the merging with the at 57th. 95th would be the best terminal. Personally, I’d like to see them make the temporary platform at 8th Avenue a permanent one, so trains reversing on 8th middle can pick up passengers at that very busy station. But I suppose that’s more of a long-term project.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    They sure do get a lot of second and third chances though. Those numbers work for me. I’m glad we were able to get 16 more cars in the order.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    That’s exactly it. These transfers will be inconvenient. Almost an entire avenue block from the to the ? An underground passage from the to GCT? With no free transfer to the ? Not to mention the in Phase 4 passing over or under several existing lines with no connection to them or that there will be less service below 63rd St vs above 63rd (one of the pitfalls of reverse branching).
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    New Yorker: Can Andy Byford Save the Subways?

    They seem to be emailing subway alerts with clearer and more detailed info. I’m glad to see that. If Byford was behind that, then he’s moving in the right direction.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    Running additional service may also be more beneficial because it would come in handy for transferring passengers at Essex-Delancey, though I imagine most riders will be just passing through there on the with its increased frequency. Speaking of the , if it’s getting bumped up to 14 tph, I guess that means the aren’t getting any increase, contrary to what was previously reported. With regards to the , I honestly think they’d be unwise not to replace the lost service. They would be sending more people to the express buses (or possibly Uber/Lyft or their own cars). What becomes of those R46 cars with a 40% service cut in service? They can’t reassign them to the . They can run on the , which already has a few runs to and from Brooklyn. And I thought they already planned to run some additional trains to/from 96th-2nd.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    It’s true that the would have to run seven days a week if it runs via the Sea Beach Line. I don’t disagree there are other ways to run a weekend if the ridership is there. Thanks for the link. Yes I agree Levy goes overboard on de-interlining. My biggest concern with reverse branching is that you wind up with too much service in some areas and not enough in others and there ends up being nothing you can do about it because you don’t always have a place where you can turn any extra trains *cough 72nd/2nd cough*
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    For everyone who’s advocating for the return of seven-day service, this version of straight-railing DeKalb would be a good way to provide it. However, I’d much prefer the to go to 2nd Ave over Queens Blvd via 63rd. The reason is so that we don’t have the and merging both at Lex and at 36th. There’s already lots of merging delays at 36th with the and . Do you have a link for Levy’s plan? While I’ve read that he believes there are lots of flaws with the current service pattern (and there certainly is plenty of room for improvement), I don’t recall seeing anything about putting the back on Nassau St. I certainly hope not either, for the same reasons you stated. As for the IRT, they should leave it alone in the Bronx. But Brooklyn is a different story. The current setup there is not working very well. Having the merge with the , then having the merge with the immediately after, limits the number of trains that can run, forces switches to be overused, resulting in said switches and the signals governing them to malfunction. There has to be a better way. Hopefully not one that requires major reconstruction. We can’t just say the current setup is fine just the way it is “because one-seat rides.”


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