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Re: Straphangers to MTA: Donít cut (G) train extension !
Posted by J trainloco on Wed Mar 7 19:23:22 2012, in response to Re: Straphangers to MTA: Donít cut (G) train extension !, posted by #5 - Dyre Ave on Wed Mar 7 14:04:01 2012.Mr. V is correct. I was saying that one could move an additional 3 trains from the F to the E, then switch the two lines south of W4th. The advantages of such a service plan would be:
-You could swap the northern terminals of the F and E, and then not worry about having to run extras from a different terminal.
-you would increase the number of trains serving 53rd street (PATHman rejoice!)
-you would restore the frequency of the south Bk IND that was lost after 63rd was implemented (i'm sure park slopers will still be unhappy).
-you could run some sort of split express/local service with 18 E tph (6 exp to 12 local? Even 9 to 9 split with passengers @ local stations advised to also use the G to connect with exp stops? Idk)
The disadvantages would be:
-the 63rd corridor would have a lower frequency.
-it would cost more money to run 18tph out to Brooklyn.
-switching at W4th could cause delays.
-all trains at Jay street are ultimately bound for 8th avenue. (These last two issues could be rectified by also switching the C and M at W4th as well).
I don't know that this is a good plan. I'm just throwing it out there.