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

Posted by AlM on Fri Jan 4 08:28:03 2019, in response to Re: Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo, posted by Stephen Bauman on Thu Jan 3 19:39:15 2019.

Here are three thoughts.

1. Skip 1st and 3rd Aves when single tracking. 1 Ave is important on weekdays but less so on weekends. I'd say skip Bedford too because it's a short walk from Lorimer, but that would overload the platforms at Lorimer. Maybe the time from USQ to Lorimer could be reduced to 6 min.

2. Run 2 trains in a row in the same direction. Outbound, the first train after a 14 minute wait would be an express stopping in Brooklyn only at Bedford, Lorimer, Myrtle, Broadway Jct, and beyond. Two minutes later would come a local. By making the first train an express, you don't overload it because lots of people need the local. Again, for the express I'd be tempted to say skip Bedford too to balance the load between the two trains better.

With both suggestions together maybe you could manage 7.5 tph, which is what the weekend demand roughly is.

3. Obviously, run the M all weekend. Add frequency to the G even if demand doesn't require it, just to get some people off the L.


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