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It's officially announced: F Express service in Brooklyn

Posted by Allan on Wed Jul 10 10:32:31 2019

It is only 2 N/B trains in AM Rush and 2 S/B in PM Rush but I guess it has to start somewhere.

http://www.mta.info/press-release/nyc-transit/mta-nyc-transit-adding-limited-f-express-service-brooklyn-residents


July 10, 2019

MTA NYC Transit Adding Limited F Express Service for Brooklyn Residents with Longest Commutes

Four Rush Hour Trains Per Day Will Run Express to Speed Trips for Thousands of Commuters

MTA New York City Transit announced today that it will offer a limited express service on the F line beginning September 2019 to speed up the commutes of thousands of customers who use the subway line in Brooklyn during the morning and evening rush hours.

“We’re adding some limited express service to the F line in Brooklyn because our customers asked, and we listened,” said MTA NYC Transit President Andy Byford. “It will benefit thousands of commuters by getting them to their destinations faster instead of sitting waiting as their train makes all local stops.”

NYC Transit will introduce limited peak-direction, a.m. and p.m. rush hour express service on the F line between Church Av and Jay St-MetroTech, stopping at 7 Av, beginning in September 2019. The F line currently operates local service on a 26-station segment from Bway-Lafayette St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av, the longest local service-only portion of any subway line in the system. Southern Brooklyn customers traveling to and from Midtown Manhattan can spend 50 minutes or more in each direction as trains provide service to every stop along the route. More than half of F customers affected by the express service enhancement will benefit from a faster ride, with some shaving about an hour off their commute times each week.

To balance ridership needs at local F stations in Brooklyn with the new express service benefitting the southern portion of the line, two Manhattan-bound trains between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., and two Coney Island-bound trains between 5 p.m. and 5:40 p.m., will operate express between Church Av and Jay St-MetroTech. These particular times were chosen to benefit the largest number of customers while limiting impact and wait times for other Brooklyn riders of the F line. To accommodate the new express service, local service schedules will be adjusted to ensure even train spacing during the brief windows when express service will operate.

The express trains will be identified as F-Diamond (an F inside a diamond), similar to the design convention used on other express trains.

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