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Old 04-10-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I can't wait until the MTA start expanding more! I know we have a good system, for what it's worth, but I fell we could benefit with more lines.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I can't wait until the MTA start expanding more! I know we have a good system, for what it's worth, but I fell we could benefit with more lines.
Just at present, the extension of the 7 line and the Second Avenue subway are about as much expansion as you can expect.

At the time the Archer Avenue extension (running the J to Parsons/Archer) was planned, the idea was to take over the Laurelton branch of LIRR and have the J line run all the way out to, basically, Rochdale Village. The station at Parsons/Archer wasn't intended to be a terminal for the J--but the takeover of the Laurelton line never happened. It still could, though you probably shouldn't hold your breath.

There's also a proposal to have the two branches of the A line go to the Rockaways fulltime--one branch to Far Rockaway and the other to Rockaway Park. The C line would then terminate at Lefferts Boulevard rather than Euclid Avenue. But it seems that residents of Ozone Park don't want to hear about their A express service being replaced with a local line (even though you'd be able to catch the express four stops out of the terminal), and so MTA has backed off. At least for the present.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I can't wait until the MTA start expanding more! I know we have a good system, for what it's worth, but I fell we could benefit with more lines.
Compared to NJT , The PATCO and PATH , the MTA has very little planned in terms of expansions. On the Jersey side however later this decade you can expect 5 Light Rail expansions in Hudson and Bergen County , Regional Rail expansions in Ocean and Middlesex Counties and Bus Rapid Transit and Streetcars in Essex County.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Compared to NJT , The PATCO and PATH , the MTA has very little planned in terms of expansions. On the Jersey side however later this decade you can expect 5 Light Rail expansions in Hudson and Bergen County , Regional Rail expansions in Ocean and Middlesex Counties and Bus Rapid Transit and Streetcars in Essex County.
Yeah, that's not actually going to happen. NJ's basically done with any new transit expansion, especially considering they can barely keep their existing railways functioning well. HBLR expansion is done for now, MOM died, and there's no more capacity as it stands. Either way, this thread is about the subway.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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There's also a proposal to have the two branches of the A line go to the Rockaways fulltime--one branch to Far Rockaway and the other to Rockaway Park. The C line would then terminate at Lefferts Boulevard rather than Euclid Avenue. But it seems that residents of Ozone Park don't want to hear about their A express service being replaced with a local line (even though you'd be able to catch the express four stops out of the terminal), and so MTA has backed off. At least for the present.
I don't think that's the real issue. The thing is that the MTA wants to avoid spending extra money, and in order to extend the (C) to Lefferts Blvd, they'd have to take some service from the (A). That would mean more service in the Rockaways, but less west of Rockaway Blvd.

Now if that casino works out well, they might add more (A) service to Howard Beach or something, and then it's easier to extend the (C) to Lefferts Blvd, since it wouldn't cost anything extra.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Yeah, that's not actually going to happen. NJ's basically done with any new transit expansion, especially considering they can barely keep their existing railways functioning well. HBLR expansion is done for now, MOM died, and there's no more capacity as it stands. Either way, this thread is about the subway.
Huh , no were not. The MOM is not dead , its awaiting funding , the HBLR will be extended to Teanfly by 2017. The Gateway Project should be completed by 2025 doubling regional capacity. Where far from Done , same with CT....NYC is done for now. We have over 1200 miles of regional Rail Projects planned by 2040 and over 300 miles of Urbanized Rail. Our Existing network is fine , NJT does not own the NEC ,Amtrak does....so were at the mercy of the Feds. But the rest of the 600+ miles has been upgraded over the past 20 years , wires , tracks and signals upgraded. Trains replaced , the only the thing left is the Gateway Project in terms of large projects. Thats gaining traction and has political support on both sides and on the federal level...
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:45 AM
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Location: Manhattan
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Well, technically, if everyone also exited through a turnstile ...

THose iron maidens can't count and there's no way to keep track of the throngs, especially at the more crowded stations, who routinely plow out throught the emergency exit by the dozens.

(I guess they should add a few percent more for those who hop the turnstiles, although I am seeing MUCH less of that these days. Perhaps my neighborhood demographic has gotten richer...or older.)
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I don't think that's the real issue. The thing is that the MTA wants to avoid spending extra money, and in order to extend the (C) to Lefferts Blvd, they'd have to take some service from the (A). That would mean more service in the Rockaways, but less west of Rockaway Blvd.
A trains run every ten minutes...in Manhattan. In order to achieve this with two different branches, there are trains leaving the terminals at Far Rockaway and Lefferts Boulevard at 20-minute intervals. If you substituted a regular C service out of Lefferts, you'd have increased service, not decreased, since the C runs on an 8- 10- or 12-minute headway (depending upon the time of day).

And that doesn't involve spending any extra money--simply switching the routes.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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A trains run every ten minutes...in Manhattan. In order to achieve this with two different branches, there are trains leaving the terminals at Far Rockaway and Lefferts Boulevard at 20-minute intervals. If you substituted a regular C service out of Lefferts, you'd have increased service, not decreased, since the C runs on an 8- 10- or 12-minute headway (depending upon the time of day).

And that doesn't involve spending any extra money--simply switching the routes.
The point is that the MTA doesn't have enough train sets to run the C out of Lefferts at its current headway, so they'd have to take some from the A.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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I always thought there should be subway service to Yonkers or to New Rochelle, personally. I don't know why the people up there aren't calling for it...or are they? I honestly don't know.
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