Jump to content


Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
Union Tpke

Introduction of Weekend Fulton Express Service on the A and of Weekend Fulton Local C service

Recommended Posts

Why was implementation of Fulton Express one of last set of express tracks ever put in service? Bed stuy/ENY depopulation shortly after the IND opened caused the 4 track IND Fulton to have been a "mistake"?

Sea Beach, Jerome and Astoria are still have unused express tracks. And Jamaica's express tracks were never installed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, bulk88 said:

Why was implementation of Fulton Express one of last set of express tracks ever put in service? Bed stuy/ENY depopulation shortly after the IND opened caused the 4 track IND Fulton to have been a "mistake"?

Sea Beach, Jerome and Astoria are still have unused express tracks. And Jamaica's express tracks were never installed.

Expresses ran during peak hours post-1949. This change is off-peak expresses.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, RR503 said:

Expresses ran during peak hours post-1949. This change is off-peak expresses.  

Why did Jamiaca and Myrtle never have express tracks installed?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

Why did Jamiaca and Myrtle never have express tracks installed?

There was an "express" track on Myrtle to just past Wyckoff. It did not connect back to the local tracks. There would be no need to skip two stops.

There have been countless plans to add express tracks to the Jamaica Line. Keep in mind that the third tracks on the Myrtle and the portion of the Jamaica Line west of Bwy Jct were completed in 1916.

Another track that was never installed was that on the Livonia El.

The Pelham Express was not added until 1946 with increased ridership due to the development of Parkchester. The local/express balance did not justify express service beforehand. 

Express service on the WPR line did not begin until 1953. These projects required the installation of block signaling on the express tracks-they were used as layups.

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1951/03/02/82094296.pdf

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

There was an "express" track on Myrtle to just past Wyckoff. It did not connect back to the local tracks. There would be no need to skip two stops.

There have been countless plans to add express tracks to the Jamaica Line. Keep in mind that the third tracks on the Myrtle and the portion of the Jamaica Line west of Bwy Jct were completed in 1916.

Another track that was never installed was that on the Livonia El.

The Pelham Express was not added until 1946 with increased ridership due to the development of Parkchester. The local/express balance did not justify express service beforehand. 

Express service on the WPR line did not begin until 1953. These projects required the installation of block signaling on the express tracks-they were used as layups.

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1951/03/02/82094296.pdf

 

So the track on Myrtle Av was only used for layups? Because Myrtle Av (Upper Level) is an island platform, so it dosent make sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

So the track on Myrtle Av was only used for layups? Because Myrtle Av (Upper Level) is an island platform, so it dosent make sense.

Wyckoff is as well. The Pelham Line, Flushing Line and WPR Lines have express line even though express service wasn't begun for decades after they were built.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.