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Re: ''New Yorkers are freaking out that Amazon's HQ2 could cripple the subway system, but...''

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Thu Nov 8 20:03:00 2018, in response to Re: ''New Yorkers are freaking out that Amazon's HQ2 could cripple the subway system, but...'', posted by AlM on Thu Nov 8 18:39:11 2018.

Perhaps the MTA's operation during the L Train shutdown will convince Amazon their evaluation of NYC's transit was in error.

You may remember I went through the mental exercise of determining the routing changes required to permit the BMT-IND tunnels to operate at capacity. It's more likely the MTA would conclude that all tunnels are operating at capacity and only several billion dollars would be required to provide more trains through those tunnels.

As for the Steinway Tunnel, its capacity has been reduced by CBTC. Even if the new signal system were able to perform as well as the one it has replaced, there's the question of getting more rolling stock to provide the additional service. They just can't take trains away from other parts of the system. The trains must be compatible with a CBTC system that's now obsolete.



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