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Subway yard off the West End line

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I saw that there was a yard with tracks and a bus yard off the D line near 9th Ave in Brooklyn if I'm not mistaken. Could it be used as a storage yard for the R trains?

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The one next to 9th Avenue is used for maintenance of way equipment, not (R) trains. That's where the garbage train goes.

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That yard (38 Street is the name) is pretty much a Maintenance of Way yard like Goji said. The snow cars, signal dolly cars, and pump cars are based there.

 

...for the record, they do occasionally (not always) store a (R) train there after the morning rush

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That yard (38 Street is the name) is pretty much a Maintenance of Way yard like Goji said. The snow cars, signal dolly cars, and pump cars are based there.

 

...for the record, they do occasionally (not always) store a (R) train there after the morning rush

 

Didn't know that.

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I guess I'd they used it as a full time (R) yard, they could go back to Ditmars Blvd

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I guess I'd they used it as a full time (R) yard, they could go back to Ditmars Blvd

No they couldn't; it would create reversing complexities and possibly delay (D) trains.

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There is no shop there, and it can't hold enough equipment. Jamaica is the logical choice...

All this is why the NN & RR (or (N) & (R) , not sure which they used at the time) swapped terminals, there was no crew room at either terminal for the R (I thought there was one at Bay Ridge?)

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adding a crew room is much easier comapired to trying to shoehorn in a yard.

 

It was N and RR

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I believe that yard is why there's a 20-minute gap in (D) train service northbound at a certain point on evenings with a (D) train going up the Culver to Broadway-Lafayette to start service while work trains pull out of the yard and onto the West End to the rest of the system.

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