JubaionBx12+SBS 424 Posted July 29, 2010 Share #1 Posted July 29, 2010 The doomsday cuts of June 2010 were a bit too many and a better idea should be implemented that would save more money. The idea is shutting down the subway system late nights. In other words trains now run 18/7 instead of 24/7. This would work because it saves the money that would be spent operating the system during those hours. Also the ridership on most lines late at night does not justify running them add on to the fact they're running slow. The time trains are not running can be used for trackwork and maintenance which would allow for a cleaner, more efficient system when it is running and thus avoiding weekend G.O.'s which are a headache to riders. Also major cities like Tokyo, Shanghai and Moscow do not run their trains 24/7 and 2 of those cities doubled our ridership total in 2009. If busier more populated cities shut down the subway late at night why can't New York do so? What makes the MTA so special and DUMB? The question is should the MTA have shut down late night subway service as a service cut and thus reducing other cuts that were made? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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