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

Posted by Edwards! on Sun Jan 6 21:13:36 2019, in response to Re: Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo, posted by Joe V on Sun Jan 6 17:00:20 2019.

Yup.
The NEW MTA had a plan.
1) replace the pre war cars by the mid 70s with rhe introduction of the 3 75ft contracts (R44/46/55).
2)Contracts R44/46 to be used on routes linked to the new subways being planned,such as Second ave..Queens Bypass,Long Island Expressway and the South Jamaica lines.
3)Replace older cars every few years...as with former contracted cars..
New cars such as the R38/40/42 were all delivered back to back 1967...68...69 to 70.
The new cars would be longer..new tech to enable ATO ATS ATC along the new routes that will have cab signaled tech.

However,the bottom dropped out of all wishful thinking.

The 3rd car order never was placed..the 44 and 46 were lemons that took years to get working correctly.
The new routes never appeared in the proposed plan..only shortened versions.

The plan for the Eastern Division line and stations expansion/reroute was deferred due to the cancelled new routes program.
The R55 joint system car was a wash...it was the car planned for the Eastern Division lines to replace the R7/9 cars and service expansion.



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