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Old 05-22-2015, 08:58 PM
 
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Are there any other subway (metro) systems in the world with express train tracks like the MTA's? I don't know of any. It is a tribute to the foresight of the original planners of the system long ago who devised the express train setup.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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Are there any other subway (metro) systems in the world with express train tracks like the MTA's? I don't know of any. It is a tribute to the foresight of the original planners of the system long ago who devised the express train setup.
A foresight?

It's more like a logical outcome.
Quadruple track - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , scroll down for systems with 4+ tracks.

If the plan is never to extend the T to another borough then there's no need for an express track. When the line is fully completed will only have 15 stations. Single direction route time may be somewhere on the order of 35-40 min.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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Are there any other subway (metro) systems in the world with express train tracks like the MTA's? I don't know of any. It is a tribute to the foresight of the original planners of the system long ago who devised the express train setup.
They have some in Philly & I think another state.

NYC's is wayyyyy better though lol.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:29 AM
 
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I wonder if they will have gates on the platform that will open only when the train comes? This is a great idea, for safety reasons, and to keep the tracks clean. Some New Yorkers are filthy and take every opportunity to dump everything in the tracks.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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With all the money we are paying in fares, this has to be in the plans. There's no way they take that long to make tunneling and not make an express track. Service not only needs to serve volume, it also needs to take into account shortening commute times.
From the MTA's website and all of the related design plans THERE ARE NO EXPRESS tracks. The Second Avenue Subway just has LOCAL service.

mta.info | Capital Programs Second Avenue Subway

Phase one is an extension of the Q train to 96th street, and phase 2 is an extension of the Q to 125th Street. When they build phases 3-4 they will introduce the T train. All trains on Second Avenue will be local. The Q will obviously remain express on Broadway.
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:57 AM
 
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Nice pictures OP. Brings HOPE to my heart (and not the Barack Obama type.)

So what are the options to get on the Second Avenue line and wind up on the East Side IRT? Anything better than continuing on the Q to Union Square and changing there to go wither North or South on the IRT?

Or that horrible walk from 63rd to 59th on Lex and the waste of a "free transfer."

I guess option one is best. "East Side, West Side, all around the town."
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:17 AM
 
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I wonder where is the rail yard or rail Depot for the T train?
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:51 AM
 
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I think the Second Avenue Subway should go to the Bronx. The 2 and the 5 trains in the Bronx are overcrowded. As the Second Avenue Subway is extended to 125th Street it will have provisions for a later expansion to the Bronx.
where would it go back up 3rd ave? the bronx lacks a lot of things numerous train lines isnt one of them.....
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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For the Bronx, I'd think that transit funding priority would be the Triboro RX before expanding the 2nd Avenue subway into the borough since the it'd likely be a fairly cheap project comparatively for what you get (first phase of 2nd Avenue is looking to be 4.45 billion--total of the four phases is expected to be in excess of 17 billion; projections for the entire Triboro Rx is 1 billion, but let's assume that's pie in the sky and balloon it out to 2) and would allow more potential cross-borough transfers before getting into Manhattan in addition for allowing direct travel among the outer boroughs.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I wonder if they will have gates on the platform that will open only when the train comes? This is a great idea, for safety reasons, and to keep the tracks clean. Some New Yorkers are filthy and take every opportunity to dump everything in the tracks.
Doubt it, from the looks of it.
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