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

Posted by Michael549 on Fri Jan 4 09:49:37 2019, in response to Re: Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo, posted by MainR3664 on Fri Jan 4 07:30:28 2019.

From a previous message:

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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."

There a few other issues with the #1 closure that you spoke of. For example, just where does the #1 "go" when it is un-able to terminate south of Chambers Street?

I remember those very tall beams of light after towers fell, the entire year that #1 and #2 trains were sent to/from the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn - with the #1 taking over for the #3 line.

I remember those many weekends with the switching moves with #1 trains ending at 14th Street-Seventh Avenue, while #2 and #3 served all local stations south of 34th Street. The shuttle buses taken between Chambers Street and South Ferry were an ordeal.

There is also the "Manhattan Centric" point of view - The L-train was NOT BEING SHUT DOWN - only the portion in Manhattan.

Mike


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