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Re: J train extended to Bay Parkway?

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Apr 16 10:26:57 2011, in response to Re: J train extended to Bay Parkway?, posted by Michael549 on Fri Apr 15 10:12:22 2011.

I'm trying to keep the proposal as cheap as possible. One hour is all that's really needed (more would be nice, but not in these tough fiscal times). I chose the Z label so as to not confuse people into thinking they can take a J to Dekalb Ave. at 11 AM.

Basically, all southbound AM Z trains would run to Bay Parkway (leaving Broad St between 7:45 and 8:40). These 6 trains would lay up at CI and run north from Bay Parkway starting sometime after 4 PM (arriving at Broad at the same time current Z trains are scheduled to depart for JC). Northbound, these 6 Z trains would leave Bay Parkway between 7:10 and 8:10ish, running all the way to Broadway Junction, where they would lay up for the afternoon. In the PM, these Z trains would be put in from here and run down to Bay Parkway. In essence, they would simply do the same thing they do now, only with 6 added trains and crews. I know there's a risk of a service delay on any Z coming from southern Brooklyn clusterfucking skip-stop service to Jamaica, but that's a relatively minor one which can be smoothed over by having J trains make all stops in case that happens. To reduce the chances of service disruptions in southern Brooklyn, I could see these Z trains running light to 9th Ave from Bay Parkway on the express tracks and then going into service there, so that any problem on the D would not mess with the Z.

This would increase the number of trainsets ENY would have to supply for all 4 lines, and with the R42's on their last legs, I am not sure there would be enough 4-car NTT sets to adequately do this, unless the 4-car R179 order is significantly increased. I bet this will be the excuse used to deny any movement towards re-instating Nassau St. line service to southern Brooklyn in the future.


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