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Old August 6th, 2014, 02:07 PM   #2721
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If the 60th Street tunnel is a bottleneck because it's used by three services, why is the R train not transfered to the 63rd Street tunnel? It's used by the F train only.
Probably because of the conflict the R would have with the Q at 57 St station: the R would have to switch to the express tracks - already used by the Q - south of the station.

The problem could be solved if - instead of the R - the Q would be sent along the 63 St tunnel to connect to the Queens Boulevard local tracks. The R would then run parallel to the N to Astoria. But I don't know whether the R and Q have comparable headways.
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Old August 6th, 2014, 03:09 PM   #2722
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When they reintroduce the W train, to replace the Q train in Queens when it gets diverted to SAS, maybe they'll rethink all the yellow train services.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 07:19 AM   #2723
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Old August 7th, 2014, 04:00 PM   #2724
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Old August 7th, 2014, 04:43 PM   #2725
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Old August 7th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #2726
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Old August 7th, 2014, 08:22 PM   #2727
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There are a variety of issues on this point, and I admit to not being intimately familiar. The main issues stem from excessively generous overtime pay and resistance by the unions to automation of trains and improvements in station automation because they would result in fewer jobs for conductors and agents (and also general resistance to elimination of positions through streamlining--there's a lot of chaff in the employment structure due to unneeded positions still filled because the MTA can't really conduct layoffs).

Labor rules around capital projects also cause budget problems (really a more general problem in the construction sector).
Thanks. How much awareness of this issue is there among NYC residents? Do politicians ever raise this issue in debate?
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Old August 8th, 2014, 02:57 PM   #2728
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Old August 8th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #2729
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Elev to mezz

Great signage So non-English speaker friendly.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 10:09 PM   #2730
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That was my first thought too.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 11:48 AM   #2731
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Wait. There are people actually living outside of NYC?
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Old August 9th, 2014, 03:23 PM   #2732
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Elev to mezz

Great signage So non-English speaker friendly.
This is a non ethic neighborhood so the signs are in english. Some announcements depending on the line are in different localized languages...
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Old August 9th, 2014, 06:07 PM   #2733
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Oh great. So ethnics only travel within ethnic neighborhoods then?

It's a poor excuse. Multilingual announcements are worthless if you can't even get the basic signage right. New York City had about 54 million tourists in 2013 and is the most cultural diverse city in the world and there is simply no excuse good enough for the horrible signage in the subway system. That the map is confusing to outsiders, ok. That the service (express trains, rush hour, etc.) is difficult to understand for outsiders, ok. But the signage? Inexcusable.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #2734
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This is a non ethic neighborhood so the signs are in english. Some announcements depending on the line are in different localized languages...
It's not that it should be in another language (which one anyway?), but making it less cryptic would have been nice.
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It's not that it should be in another language (which one anyway?), but making it less cryptic would have been nice.
Oh , so more pictures and less words.... Other systems do that...
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"Elevator to mezzanine" would have done the trick already. No need for fancy symbols and shit.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #2737
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Old August 10th, 2014, 05:38 AM   #2738
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You mean Toidy-Toid street. J/K
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So non-English speaker friendly.
Fortunately everybody in Queens speaks English.

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