Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
R62A 1991

<5> Bronx EXP Discontinued Aug. 24-Nov. 13

Recommended Posts

(5)

Trains run local in both directions between East 180 St and 3 Av

 

Rush Hours, 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM to 8 PM Mon to Fri, Aug 24 - Nov 13

 

Please allow additional travel time.

 

In addition:

 

 

(5) The last stop for some Nereid Av-bound trains is East 180 St

 

PM Rush Hours, 3:30 PM to 8 PM Mon to Fri, Aug 24 - Nov 13

 

To continue your trip, transfer to the next or Nereid Av-bound train at East 180 St.

 

Believe it or not, tomorrow is the last chance to get the Bronx Thru express, with an all day southbound express and the (2) Bronx Super Express as well. I'm assuming this is because of the switch repair at the E. 180th St station, because it's getting pretty extensive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, that's crazy. This may be one time I'll actually head to the Bronx to check this out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh brother, Now this will get Commuters real annoyed here on my WPR Line!!! -_-b

 

The (2) WPR Exp above 180th is nothing anyways..

 

I wonder wats the real reason tho...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
whats with the SUPER (2) Exp, Its just an Exp...

 

It's running express from 241st St all the way to 3rd Av-149th St tomorrow, making only 4 stops along the way. Sounds like a super express to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah imma take advantage of (2) Super Express tomorrow. No telling when theres gonna be another (2) express on the WPR Line north of 180th

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Damn! I live next to my WPR Line and havent taken shots. WIll do tomo hopefully!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
(5)

Trains run local in both directions between East 180 St and 3 Av

 

Rush Hours, 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM to 8 PM Mon to Fri, Aug 24 - Nov 13

 

Please allow additional travel time.

 

In addition:

 

 

(5) The last stop for some Nereid Av-bound trains is East 180 St

 

PM Rush Hours, 3:30 PM to 8 PM Mon to Fri, Aug 24 - Nov 13

 

To continue your trip, transfer to the next or Nereid Av-bound train at East 180 St.

 

Believe it or not, tomorrow is the last chance to get the Bronx Thru express, with an all day southbound express and the (2) Bronx Super Express as well. I'm assuming this is because of the switch repair at the E. 180th St station, because it's getting pretty extensive.

 

oh god! first the (:P in Brooklyn, now the <5>?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyways back to topic. I saw teh G/O listing at West Farms, it says its track work. I dunno why do they need to do this during Weekday, why not Weekend/Late Night?? Regarding the (5) White Plains Road Express

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think this work is going to be more extensive than that. It'll probably have sections of track completely out of service, like when they canceled the (D) Concourse EXP a few years ago (and made it unbearable with endless timers, mind you).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm thinking this is the removal of the old IRT style signals in the E180 St interlocking, thus rendering access to the express track unavailable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm thinking this is the removal of the old IRT style signals in the E180 St interlocking, thus rendering access to the express track unavailable.

 

I dunno if its that since I saw track workers north of prospect ave slowing trains down northbound

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This stretch is in desperate need of signal rehabilitation. I think it's a worthy G.O., if one thinks about the potential benefits of the work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think this work is going to be more extensive than that. It'll probably have sections of track completely out of service, like when they canceled the (D) Concourse EXP a few years ago (and made it unbearable with endless timers, mind you).

 

The lack of (D) Concourse Exp barely affected anyone. Honestly the slightest thing goes wrong and all (D)s end up running local anyway or if theres a Yankee Game.

 

I always felt they should have put an extra set of switches south of West Farms Sq in case the ones at E 180 were screwed up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The lack of (D) Concourse Exp barely affected anyone. Honestly the slightest thing goes wrong and all (D)s end up running local anyway or if theres a Yankee Game.

 

I always felt they should have put an extra set of switches south of West Farms Sq in case the ones at E 180 were screwed up.

 

I can see that happening, since apparently the (D) Concourse EXP doesn't even last that long anyway (not to mention it's not even mentioned on the (D)'s schedule on the mta's site). They removed some switches in the middle of that section between E. 180th & 3rd Av-149th St a few years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They removed the switches north of Freeman St on the (2)/(5) lines. When I asked for the reasoning behind what I considered a very dumb move I was told that the switches weren't used enough to justify maintaining them. Freeman St tower was also closed. Never mind that the tower and interlocking had been in use since the Second Ave El terminated and relayed there. Never mind that we used to have G.O.s where trains terminated there and relayed for southbound service. Because of their shortsighted strategy a major G.O. now would entail bus service from 3rd Ave or the Concourse to East 180th St instead of Freeman to East 180th St. More buses and a longer ride. More $$$ for O.T. and fuel. Real intelligent , huh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
They removed the switches north of Freeman St on the (2)/(5) lines. When I asked for the reasoning behind what I considered a very dumb move I was told that the switches weren't used enough to justify maintaining them. Freeman St tower was also closed. Never mind that the tower and interlocking had been in use since the Second Ave El terminated and relayed there. Never mind that we used to have G.O.s where trains terminated there and relayed for southbound service. Because of their shortsighted strategy a major G.O. now would entail bus service from 3rd Ave or the Concourse to East 180th St instead of Freeman to East 180th St. More buses and a longer ride. More $$$ for O.T. and fuel. Real intelligent , huh?

 

Free Buses are good for some riders within the Bronx though helps save on fares...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.