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IRT Bronx Express

M7 Limited rumors and M10 Limited elimination?

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Long story short, I have always wondered if an M7 Limited existed at one point, but to me, it's just a rumor. I mean, it may have been mentioned at a board meeting once, but an official pamphlet, timetable or something would be nice IMO. This is all I could gather from official Manhattan bus maps:

 

EDIT: Damn, I only wanted written content inside the spoilers... lol.

 

1984, 1987:

M15- LTD service in both directions, rush hours only

M1/M4/M5/M10/M101 - LTD service, AM rush hours downtown, PM rush hours uptown

 

1989 v1 (This map depicted the M100 "terminating" at W. 207 St/10th Ave) :

M15- LTD service in both directions, rush hours only

M1/M4/M5/M10/M101 - LTD service, AM rush hours downtown, PM rush hours uptown

 

1989 v2 (This map correctly depicted the M100 terminating at Inwood until Sept 1997) :

M15- LTD service all times except nights

M98- LTD service in both directions, rush hours only

M1/M4/M5/M10/M101 - LTD service, AM rush hours downtown, PM rush hours uptown

 

1990, 1991:

Same as above

 

Sept 1991, Apr 1993, Sept 1993, Nov 1993, Aug 1994 (possibly), Feb 1995:

M15- LTD service all times except nights

M2/M101- LTD service weekdays only

M98- LTD service in both directions, rush hours only

M1/M4/M5/M10 - LTD service, AM rush hours downtown, PM rush hours uptown

 

Sept 1995 (doomsday cuts):

M15- LTD service all times except nights

M2- LTD service weekdays and Saturdays only

M101- LTD service weekdays only

M98- LTD service in both directions, rush hours only

M1/M4/M5 - LTD service, AM rush hours downtown, PM rush hours uptown

M10- All local service

 

Feb 1996, Sept 1996, April 1997

Same as above

 

Sept 1997:

M15- LTD service all times except nights

M2- LTD service weekdays and Saturdays only

M5/M101- LTD service weekdays only

M98- LTD service in both directions, rush hours only

M1/M4 - LTD service, AM rush hours downtown, PM rush hours uptown

Which leads me to my next question: what if the M10 was actually the bus service that really had LTD service until September 1995 and not the M7?

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Some time in the 1990s, the M7 had a Limited that lasted only two picks because it wound up saving almost zero time.

 

Meanwhile, the M10 also had a Limited, back when it still ran to World Trade Center with alternate trips to Abingdon Square (plus a peak-only branch to 6th Avenue & 3rd Street).

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^M10 LTD (Feb 1995). M10 all local (Sept 1995).

 

Was the temporary service only a few months? Maybe that's the reason why I'm not finding anything on the official bus maps.

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I remmeber the M7 being a LTD until 1993, but not the M10. The reason why the M10 lost LTD was, let me guess, the same reason as the M7?

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1 hour ago, Orion6025 said:

Is there, or was there, ever ridership for an m7 and m10 limited?

Limited-stop service isn't just implemented based on sheer ridership (look at all the SI routes with limiteds). It has more to do with ridership distribution (is ridership concentrated at the major stops, or is it spread out relatively evenly?) as well as the frequency of service on the line (to make sure the local stops still have sufficient service)

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