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Re: IND Curiosity

Posted by K. Trout on Wed Mar 13 23:16:20 2019, in response to IND Curiosity, posted by R42ToMoffat on Wed Mar 13 18:29:42 2019.

Partially train length, partially performance. Note that there are only two local stations south of 59th. If the IND was engineered for both higher overall speeds and longer trains, it makes sense to have fewer stops with greater reach - note that 14/8 has exits at 14th and 16th, and 23/8 has exits at 23rd and 25th. It's easy to imagine an 18/8 station with exits at, say, 18th and 20th, and a 28/8 with exits at, say, 26th and 28th or 28th and 30th, so there's not much point to building those intermediate stops if their exits might be only a couple of blocks from another station.

I suppose 163rd and 175th can be seen as filling the IRT gaps.

It would be difficult to have a station at 66th because of the flyovers for the CPW double-level transition. (Though, 103rd and 110th border the other double-level transition, so I guess it wouldn't have been completely impossible.)


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