on Mon Apr 16 07:07:59 2012, in response to Re: Rush hour J to 9 Av, posted by grand concourse on Mon Apr 16 02:03:43 2012.
Dear god....what is so hard to understand here. The headways on the Forest Hills to Essex Broadway-Lafayette portion of the line has unchanged. All the trains on that portion of the line have been converted from 75 foot cars to 60 foot cars, and the trains shortened. That leaves a 2 car surplus for every train converted to R160's on that part of the line. Every single train that ran between Essex St and Bay Parkway on the old Brown M is surplus. Those surplus 60 foot cars went to convert the longer V trains made up of 75 foot cars to shorter trains of 60 foot cars, allowing the V's R46's to replace the R44's when they went to Pitkin. That leaves the Metro to Essex portion of the line, which had headways decreased a bit to allow for the headways on the old V portion of the line.