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Old March 22nd, 2013, 10:52 AM   #2161
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They should sell City Hall station off. It'd make a great up-market bar or restaurant. I'd buy it if I had the money :P
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:00 AM   #2162
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Really good idea
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Old March 25th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #2163
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We are making progress in our efforts to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and restore A train service to the Rockaway peninsula and Broad Channel.

Constructing this sheet wall along Broad Channel will protect tracks from future storm surges. Each 40 ft sheet is buried 33 feet down, leaving 7 ft of wall to protect tracks from surges and debris.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Kevin Ortiz.

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We are making progress in our efforts to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and restore A train service to the Rockaway peninsula and Broad Channel.

At the Broad Channel station replacing signals and thousands of feet of cable and other components.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Kevin Ortiz.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:38 AM   #2164
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NEW YORK CITY | 2013 Darwin Award Nominations

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Published: March 26, 2013

A teenager was fatally struck by a No. 2 subway train on Tuesday when he jumped off the platform and tried to dash across the tracks with another teenager, the police said. The other youth made it across.

The authorities could not immediately explain why the victim and his companion, who were not identified, tried to cross the four rows of tracks separating the platforms at the 79th Street station.

The death occurred about 6:30 p.m., the police said. The first teenager crossed the tracks, and the victim at some point told a group of friends with them that he was going to try to cross also, a police spokesman said.

He jumped off the platform, the police said, and was hit by a northbound 2 train. Late Tuesday evening, the authorities said they were still investigating and would not release more details.

Service on the 1, 2, and 3 trains was suspended between Times Square and 96th Street, and restored about 9:30 p.m.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 10:22 AM   #2165
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Let me start contributing to this thread with an interesting story on how to restore the full 1 train service around the South Ferry area:

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On Friday, 8 March 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the 1 train service will return to the one-loop platform of the storm-ravaged South Ferry subway station in the first week of April, making commutes easier for more than 10,000 daily riders at the southern tip of Manhattan while a full rebuilding continues.
Read the full story here
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Old March 27th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #2166
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I've read about that. There will be a connection via the newer mezzanine between the old loop station and the Whitehall St station - Line R.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 08:30 AM   #2167
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BROOKLYN | Smith-9 Streets Station

Smith-9th Sts. Progress

Construction work continues at the Smith-9th Sts. station in Brooklyn on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

The world's highest subway station is set to re-open after a two-year rehabilitation project that brought a ground up renewal to the 79-year old facility. Trains will begin making regular stops at the station the week of April 22, 2013.

Photos: MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Herman

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Old March 28th, 2013, 09:27 AM   #2168
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Great views from this station! Thanks for updates I hope that we will see renovated stations on manhattan in the near future
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Old March 29th, 2013, 03:35 AM   #2169
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Can't believe they are reconstructing a brand new station and using old CFL bulbs instead of LED
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Old March 29th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #2170
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Neglected L Train Tunnel Will be Sealed to Drive Out Homeless, MTA Says

March 29, 2013 7:06am | By Meredith Hoffman, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

BUSHWICK — A section of the L train line has become so decrepit that the city plans on closing up part of the structure to prevent "undesirable activity," officials said.

After residents expressed concern that homeless people were sleeping in an underpass of the elevated L line near Broadway Junction, MTA officials decided to close up the tunnel, a spokesman for the agency said.

"There is a small opening of our L line structure between Cooke Court and Bushwick Avenue that has become a sleeping place for a couple of homeless people," said Kevin Ortiz, the spokesman. "The community was also concerned about cracks in the L line structure."

While Ortiz said the MTA would make "cosmetic repairs" to the cracks in the graffiti-covered building where some bricks appear to be falling off the walls, he maintained that "the structure is perfectly safe."

He said the MTA would close the underpass, as long as the Department of Transportation confirmed it was not "technically a street."

"If it is not...we can brick up the underpass and prevent any undesirable activity there," he said.

A DOT spokesman said the agency was still working to determine the underpass' status.


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Old April 1st, 2013, 06:21 AM   #2171
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NEW YORK CITY | Bowery Station

Some photos from yesterday from the Bowery station on the J train, which is about to get cleaned for the first time in 99 years.

















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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:02 AM   #2172
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It's horrible!!! Horror films need to be filmed there
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 10:41 AM   #2173
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They should sell City Hall station off. It'd make a great up-market bar or restaurant. I'd buy it if I had the money :P
Except that while the station may be abandoned, the tracks you see in the photo are still in use. The old City Hall station is located on a loop at the south end of the 6 line. Terminating downtown 6 trains exit Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall into the loop and pass through the old City Hall station before reentering Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to head uptown.

If you stay on a terminated downtown 6 train past Brooklyn Bridge you'll travel through the old station and see the platform pictured above out the right side of the train. Unfortunately the station is no longer lit and the skylights are sealed over so despite it being right outside the window, you definitely have to know it's there to see it (which, to be fair, is really the only reason you'd be on a train passing through there in the first place)

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Old April 5th, 2013, 03:36 AM   #2174
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The South Ferry Loop reopened this morning!

http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.81203...vice-1.5010815

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Commuters from Staten Island got some relief Thursday, as 1 train service to the old South Ferry loop station opened to partially replace the still-shuttered South Ferry terminal station.

The new South Ferry station has been closed since Superstorm Sandy, when 15 million galls of salt water flooded it, causing a reported $600 million in damage and destroying the station's electrical and mechanical systems.

"We don't want to leave any of our customers behind," said MTA Acting Chairman Fernando Ferrer at the reopening. "This was an important thing to do."

The station is 108 years and closed in 2009 when the new South Ferry terminal opened up.

Straphangers must make sure they're in the first five cars of the train, as the short platform can't accommodate the typical 10.

The station may be closed for up to two to three more years as crews work to repair it.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #2175
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At the opposite end of the scale is Bowery Station:

Among the dirtiest of all subway stations, it is scheduled to be cleaned for the first time in 99 years during the first Fastracks on the J train, scheduled for April 1-April 5, 2013:
http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/fastrack_schedule.htm
If anyone has been to the Chambers St station on the JZ, that's even worse. I'm referring to the s/b (Downtown-bound) side platform, which is abandoned, but that doesn't mean its garbage, leaky walls, and other non-pleasant stuff isn't in full view from the train or platform.

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what about canarsie line in NYC which was due to be an equivalent of L14 of paris ?
I heard about this project in 1999
Yes, if I recall correctly, as of last year, the Canarsie / L line is running with CBTC (Communications Based Train Control), or essentially ATO, after years of construction and testing.

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Transit Workers Union Local 100

Those folks are not about to give up a single job without a fight.
Yup. They've even filed a few lawsuits in the past to prevent the MTA from only having the train driver onboard on off-peak, late night trains. The judge ruled in their favor.
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Beautiful bright pink for the L train? That really stands out.
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Some photos from yesterday from the Bowery station on the J train, which is about to get cleaned for the first time in 99 years.

















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Beautiful bright pink for the L train? That really stands out.
I tried gray, it was invisible.
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