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Staten Island: Expanded Train Service

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Staten Island: Expanded Train Service

 

New York City Transit will expand the express service on the Staten Island Railway next week. On Wednesday, the railway will add five express trains for the evening rush, for a total of 13. The expanded service will be timed to serve passengers on the Staten Island Ferry leaving Manhattan between 4 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. Morning service will expand on Dec. 5 with the addition of three express trains, for a total of nine. The trains will arrive at the Staten Island terminal in time for riders to board ferries from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The evening express trains run nonstop from St. George to Great Kills and then make local stops to Tottenville. The morning express trains make all stops between Tottenville and New Dorp and then run nonstop to St. George.

 

From: NY Times icon_offsite.png - November 8, 2007

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Weekend service needs an extension; hands down!:eek:

 

Extra Express service, is a great step in the right direction, but, still- 30 minute weekend headways is way too long....

 

They never get it , do they? MTA SIR has the ridership for at least minimum 20 minute weekend headways, and if they really want to be nice, every 15 minutes. The 30 minute headways will eventually have to go; Staten Island is booming with thousands moving in (with little room, left on the island that is; they should tear down whatever 6 trees are left on the island , and build more houses) but, more people, means more mass transit, which means, MTA , get a step on it, and expand weekend service!:eek:

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You think the SIR is bad?

 

Try getting around by bus on SI..during any weekend. The headways are the worst! The MTA just needs increases every on SI. We need more limited service as well, but of course they'll never see that until a crush-loaded bus crashes with people standing up to the front doorway.

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The MTA must think that every single person living on Staten Island drives which is definitely not the case. My little cousin who uses public transportation in Staten Island is always complaining about it. He can't wait to get a car whenever that may be.

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You think the SIR is bad?

 

Try getting around by bus on SI..during any weekend. The headways are the worst! The MTA just needs increases every on SI. We need more limited service as well, but of course they'll never see that until a crush-loaded bus crashes with people standing up to the front doorway.

 

The MTA must think that every single person living on Staten Island drives which is definitely not the case. My little cousin who uses public transportation in Staten Island is always complaining about it. He can't wait to get a car whenever that may be.

 

 

Can't agree more, with the both of you..

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Another sad thing about Satan Island is the way they maintain everything. From the SIR R44s to the buses, mainly the buses. It all comes down to the case where the MTA don't care much for that borough. They sometimes do nice things to show that they haven't totally forgot about them before the ppl start riots.

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Yep totaly agree on that expanshion and more bus service is needed but untill the N.Y.C.T.A decides to build at least another Depot and get more bus's which means more jobs all the way up the line, there is no room to put more Bus's on the island. Yukon is already beyond its borders by the storage of the mci's out to akr turn around and forest hill Rd. Even thought akr is guarded by a privet security firm not ta protection agents which it should be. there is still the possibility of vandilism due to the fact that it's an open terminal and no gates. The other depot is the same way with te expanshion out to the old D.E.P pipe farm. The 1 new depot that is suppose to be done in 2010 is already out dated.

 

This like I said the third Depot was promised in 85/86 when I finaly got assinged to the Island so dont tell me about trying to appease the forgotton burrow. The island is and till will be the forgotten boughrow

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Weekend service needs an extension; hands down!:eek:

 

Extra Express service, is a great step in the right direction, but, still- 30 minute weekend headways is way too long....

 

They never get it , do they? MTA SIR has the ridership for at least minimum 20 minute weekend headways, and if they really want to be nice, every 15 minutes. The 30 minute headways will eventually have to go; Staten Island is booming with thousands moving in (with little room, left on the island that is; they should tear down whatever 6 trees are left on the island , and build more houses) but, more people, means more mass transit, which means, MTA , get a step on it, and expand weekend service!:eek:

 

To be honest, the SIRT is fairly empty on weekends. There's usually no more than 15 people in a car.

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Well, not really. They may expand the SIRT to north shore or put the HBLR to St. George and/or western Staten Island...

 

But still, it is still disconnected from the other 4 boroughs.

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