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6 hours ago, RR503 said:

It’s the dwell times and to a lesser extent the reluctance to use ST that kills there. In Lower Manhattan, the latter issue becomes the primary issue, and you can throw in Bowling Green congestion in too. 

Just imagine that the second platform was added to Bowling Green.

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7 hours ago, Union Tpke said:

Just imagine that the second platform was added to Bowling Green.

I always wondered if it were possible to extend the shuttle track and platform and use that for terminating (5) trains...

so something like this:

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[ drop off only (5) ]

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[     brooklyn (4)    ]

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[uptown & bronx (4)(5)]

Brooklyn bound (4) trains would have to use both sides but idk if that's a huge issue or not.

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This feels like a situation where we’re letting operational incompetence cloud our vision of need. We really shouldn’t have (5) short turns — they exist largely to relieve Rogers — and if we are gonna have them, just schedule uptown service so that the terminating (5) can immediately re-enter service northbound. Then you can operate just like City Hall.

On weekends, no decently operated railroad would have issues running (5)s through. 

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4 hours ago, Around the Horn said:

I always wondered if it were possible to extend the shuttle track and platform and use that for terminating (5) trains...

so something like this:

--------------------------------

[ drop off only (5) ]

--------------------------------

[     brooklyn (4)    ]

--------------------------------

[uptown & bronx (4)(5)]

Brooklyn bound (4) trains would have to use both sides but idk if that's a huge issue or not.

Here is what @CenSin came up with several years back that I saved:

29063193521_df62d0e6f3_o.pngHRiWITh by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

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