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Re: Service may end for last five stops on (G) train

Posted by J trainloco on Wed Mar 7 21:06:08 2012, in response to Re: Service may end for last five stops on (G) train, posted by G1Ravage on Wed Mar 7 19:38:27 2012.

-4th Avenue Tower is closed. I believe the interlocking has been modified since the project began,and I doubt they're spending money to alter the tower machine. There was supposed to be a new master tower built at Church Avenue,but I've heard nothing of its status or future. In essence,I don't see anything being moved at 4th Avenue interlocking any time soon.

I find it crazy that entire interlockings are essentially useless because the tower that controls the switches has been closed, and we just haven't gotten around to tying it into a master tower yet. The worst example of this is 34th/8th.

They honestly do save a lot of money with the (G) only going to Smith - 9 Streets.

How much do you figure? Turning the G at Smith-9th means that tower needs to be manned. OTOH, it means probably 2 to 3 more trainsets, which adds maintenance, power and crew cost. I can see the numbers being in the 7 figures, but in the perspective of the entire operating budget for subways... not a lot.

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