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Supthin Blvd Question

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Anyone know why a Jamaica Center bound (J) or (Z) train has to stop before the station, accelerate then stop at the station?

why can't it just keep moving untill it stops at the station?

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The operators might be able to answer this...

 

 

Anyone know why a Jamaica Center bound (J) or (Z) train has to stop before the station, accelerate then stop at the station?

why can't it just keep moving untill it stops at the station?

 

My uninformed response is that there is a very stubborn signal timer at the beginning of the station, that usually doesn't clear until the train slows down, almost stopping. That's my experience.

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Its the timer that guarding the switch into Jamaica Center and/or the end of Sutphin. Most of the time, you have to either switch tracks or wait for the train to leave on the track you're arriving on. It happens on the (E) as well.

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Right before Sutphin Blvd., Queens-bound, there is a 25MPH timer that actually clears at 5-10MPH in practice (I don't know why something hasn't been done about it yet).

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That seems to be the reason.Simply the timer is just keeping distance as trains are exiting and leaving the station.Remember there are only two tracks,plus the timers are probably slow for a reason to keep the trains on a schedule.

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That seems to be the reason.Simply the timer is just keeping distance as trains are exiting and leaving the station.Remember there are only two tracks,plus the timers are probably slow for a reason to keep the trains on a schedule.

 

Actually no the signal tower and dispatcher is responsible for keeping the distance between trains.

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That's an aproach signal, to the interlocking way past the station going into Parsons. It's one that can be set to time while the other signals closer to the switch are at danger. Occasionally, they will actually have it clear and you can come in at full speed, but this is rare. It seems to be when you are running behind, and they have the interlocking all cleared already waiting for you. (They usually don;t clear it until after you have made th stop).

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