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Partial Collapse on the Culver-18 Av Station


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A hug slab of concrete fell from the platform at the 18th Avenue station in Borough Park, Brooklyn on Tuesday morning.

 

The (F) subway line, southbound, is currently skipping the 18th Avenue station.

 

Northbound (F) trains are running normally.

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A hug slab of concrete fell from the platform at the 18th Avenue station in Borough Park, Brooklyn on Tuesday morning.

 

The (F) subway line, southbound, is currently skipping the 18th Avenue station.

 

Northbound (F) trains are running normally.

 

if you look at it, its like an actual square.

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The (F) subway line, southbound, is currently skipping the 18th Avenue station.

 

I got an email saying that service has resumed normal operations. Time of email was 9:47.

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I see a lot of stations on the Culver in need of repair. The yellow edges are becoming weak and falling off, and parts of the cement holding the concrete slabs together is missing, and even pieces of the concrete slabs are missing by the edge of the railing.

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they want more but the system is falling into disrepair again.

Yeah, really, the MTA wants expansion. But again, maintenance is needed. It's hard to maintain such a system like ours. You have to upgrade signals, do trackwork, clean the trackbeds, repair ageing infrastructure... so it's hard.

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Yeah, really, the MTA wants expansion. But again, maintenance is needed. It's hard to maintain such a system like ours. You have to upgrade signals, do trackwork, clean the trackbeds, repair ageing infrastructure... so it's hard.
true but its all the blame of albany for lack of goverment funding.:)
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true but its all the blame of albany for lack of goverment funding.:)

You can't just blame Albany. Even if the MTA has the money for it, it will spend the money on pointless things. I recall vividly in 2005, when the MTA had some surplus. It used the money for holiday bonuses.

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The (MTA) needs to stop ordering new crap and stop giving more money to their directors and all of that crap and they need to fix the platforms on the elevated lines

Well look here though, you can't simply say, stop procuring for new equipment. If the ageing equipment fails, what would happen? In the long term, maintaining older equipment will turn out to be more expensive than procuring new equipment. Look at the older equipment, they will have to undergo frequent SMS if they are to last, say another 20 years. I don't see that happening, honestly.

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Yeah, really, the MTA wants expansion. But again, maintenance is needed. It's hard to maintain such a system like ours. You have to upgrade signals, do trackwork, clean the trackbeds, repair ageing infrastructure... so it's hard.

 

Unfortunately most posters on these forums, and the public at large, ignore what you said. Most guys are worked up about new subway cars or CBTC or new buses and overlook the obvious. All this new equipment is useless if the (MTA) doesn't maintain it's infrastructure and NYC doesn't maintain it's roads.Common sense would tell the average person to forget about the flashy new stuff and take care of the basics first. The new top dog at the (MTA) should tell Mr. Roberts to scrap the wish lists of new gizmos and technology and straighten out the basics first. It's this constant problem of the (MTA) buying new overpriced and un/undertested things that must be modified after purchase that causes the budget shortfalls. Why don't they take care of really necessary things ? The (MTA) is like the Port Authority or the last few mayors of NYC who want brand new stadiums or buildings done on their watch while everything else crumbles. Who in their right mind would run a hi-tech subway train , under a hi-tech signal system, on a rotting structure ? 1 guess.

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