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Re: Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo

Posted by MainR3664 on Fri Jan 4 07:30:28 2019, in response to Re: Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jan 3 18:43:32 2019.

I've never worked for MTA in any capacity. But my lifetime of observation leads me to agree with you. The single-tracking plan likely won't work, , for the reasons you describe. Also, work on the 1 Ave Station might also require some weekend full closures.

But even weekend and/or night shutdowns are preferable to the full 15-month shutdown. Assuming the new plan is sound, I'm in favor of it.

Similarly, the Port Authority asked the MTA to fully shut down the 1 train through WTC a few years back, for 18 months, to facilitate building new WTC. The MTA only agreed to weekend/night closures. It made the WTC job slower and costlier- but MTA wanted its peak hour customers to have service. And I'm pretty sure that the southern end of the 1 gets less ridership than the L between Bedford and 8th Ave. So I'd think the MTA wouldn't really resist internally the new plan.


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