Tuesday, March 9, 2010

7 train track work finished early

From NY1:

The MTA announced Monday it has finished major track work on the 7 line three weeks ahead of schedule, meaning service between Queensborough Plaza and Times Square will return to normal this weekend.

But enjoy your Spring and Summer because there's more coming in the Fall...

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds good. I guess our 100+ year-old subway system will always need rebuilding always all the time. It should not be a surprise to anyone, right?

Anonymous said...

They put a rush job because Mets season opener is three weeks away.

Anonymous said...

No, they got it done because the residents raised holy hell about it. It not about rebuilding. Its about incompetence.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, it's not about holy hell. It's about the Mets.

Trust us, this has been the case for decades.

Anonymous said...

So they rushed to shut people up and now we will deal with delays because they have to make emergency repairs.

Great.

Anonymous said...

not only that, but they must have paid overtime to get this done faster which will lead to another transit hike in the near future. thanks whiny yuppies.

Anonymous said...

You are welcome. F you we got ours.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the rest of Queens that uses this line got theirs to. And when the outages hit later this year because of this, you'll all be up shit's creek together again.

Ha ha!

Anonymous said...

I think all wrk on the 7 train should bee stopped.Why inconvenience the riders.Let's go back to the 1970's "defferred Maintenance". That worked well..........

Joe said...

Just wait
They are gonna F_ Queens all summer to have the #7 ready for the US Open.

Snake Plissskin said...

No, they got it done because the residents raised holy hell about it. It not about rebuilding. Its about incompetence.
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Sure, a person that moves here 6 months is passing judgement on a system that is 100+ years old.

And what the kind of system does your hometown in Padukah have, kiddie?

Well, I guess someone that has moved next a train yard wakes up with engines running and is surpised is just the person to pass judgment on the MTA.

Anonymous said...

Hey dipshits?

What are you going to do when the system can't be repaired with all the new residents at Flushing, Willets Pt, Woodside, Sunnyside, Astoria, Dutch Kills that will overwhelm it?

Freakin dipshits.

Wait till your buildings are filled, the lowlife developers are paid off, and the city forgets you just like they did us.

Anonymous said...

Then LIC will become a worker barracks and all the co-op buyers loose their shirts.

Anonymous said...

Haha, by then we would have met mated and moved on. Isn't that what we get accused of? Someone elses problem to deal with then...

Queens Crapper said...

What do you mean "by then"? It's happening now, or did you not notice?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the work was motivated by sob stories of people on the rag getting no sleep or trudging through snow with groceries and children in tow at 2:30AM.

Anonymous said...

It's happening now, or did you not notice?

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What are you referring to? LIC becoming worker barracks and the co-op buyers loose their shirts? No actaully I have not noticed that. There was a report right on QC recently showing that prices in LIC have actually gone up. So no, I have not noticed that.

Queens Crapper said...

No I am talking about the trains being overwhelmed so much so that they can't even run trains closer together or add service because the line is maxed out.

Since the developers haven't been paid off yet, you haven't seen the other ramifications yet.

But since you admitted that this is a temporary stop for you, I guess you don't plan on being around for that. Better hurry and leave now or else you might lose money on your room with the railyard view.

I notice you never leave comments on posts like the other one I put up today about Queens Plaza, NYC's next great neighborhood. Out of sight, out of mind, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Don't live in that area. As a general rule I keep my nose out of other people neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

So 10-15 blocks away isn't your neighborhood? Wow, what a narrowminded asswipe you sound like.

georgetheatheist said...

I got on the Manhattan-bound #7 this morning at 11:00AM. The train was packed. No seat. 11AM mind you.

primadonna said...

Take the LIRR.

:)

Anonymous said...

Damn. I wish these snide transplant shitheads would all just go back home all at once. NOW. Maybe what we need is a crime wave to scare them back to Ohio, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, etc.

Anonymous said...

That's already starting to happen.

Anonymous said...

Miracles of miracles - raise holy hell and they get it done as the previous poster wrote.

Anonymous said...

That's B.S. because people have been raising hell for years about certain issues without anything happening. Besides, I thought simple letter writing was more effective than rabble rousing? Wasn't that the line we were fed last week?

Anonymous said...

Don't live in that area. As a general rule I keep my nose out of other people neighborhoods.

PITY DEVELOPERS ARE NOT AS ETHICAL... OR AS STUPID.

Anonymous said...

What are you referring to? LIC becoming worker barracks and the co-op buyers loose their shirts? No actaully I have not noticed that. There was a report right on QC recently showing that prices in LIC have actually gone up. So no, I have not noticed that.
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So what? Prices in Harlem shot through the roof just before it became ghetto.

Speculators that can shoe horn 6 people in space are the only ones that can afford these prices.

And when the construction loans come due, and the places are not filled, the developer will let anyone in.

Afterall, they are not living there, and there are those cash flow problems they face from lavish lifestyles, alimoney from three wives, a girlfriend picked up from an ad in the Tribune, and that troublesome daugher whoring it up on spring break.

Anonymous said...

This had nothing to do with the Mets. If that were the case, they would have continued the work through the end of March.
I take the 7 from LIC every morning during rush hour. I almost never have a problem getting on the train. It has normal crowds because it is long and runs frequently. Once the LIRR East Side access is completed, all those people who get off the LIRR to transfer to the 7 will just stay on the LIRR, which will help offset more growth in LIC.
It really bugs Crapper that the Hunters Point area is still growing, is still popular, that people are still buying there and that more businesses are opening.

Queens Crapper said...

Actually, no it doesn't bother me for those reasons. It bothers me because we are putting 10 lbs of sausage in a 5 lb bag and at some point the bag will burst. The infrastructure we have now, including our subways, will not be able to handle all this growth. We were told all the new people we have now were going to keep our economy pumping and look at the mess we're in now.

And your statement "all those people who get off the LIRR to transfer to the 7 will just stay on the LIRR, which will help offset more growth in LIC" is kinda dumb. The growth is happening in Flushing, Willets Point, Corona, Woodside, etc, all serviced by the 7 train now. If anything, growth there will surpass that of the number of non-transfers at Woodside after the access project.

And you are not currently experiencing normal crowds because lots of people don't have jobs. Three years ago I had to let 3-4 trains pass until I could get on the 7 at Hunters Point, and the bulk of what's there now wasn't finished yet.

But go ahead, counter these points with "you're just jealous" one more time. It makes you sound so logical and sophisticated.

Yawn.

Anonymous said...

I ride the 7 train everyday. Unless there is a service issue I have no problems getting on the first train that pulls into the station. There are no seats, but which subway line has free seats during rush hour? I'm on for one stop and on the train for 7 minutes. Service is just fine (except when the MTA comes up with these hairbrained repair schedules) and the 7 train is consistently among the best ranked lines in the network.

Queens Crapper said...

Perhaps you missed the part where I said, "And you are not currently experiencing normal crowds because lots of people don't have jobs. Three years ago I had to let 3-4 trains pass until I could get on the 7 at Hunters Point, and the bulk of what's there now wasn't finished yet."

Anonymous said...

You know you have won another argument against Crapper when he starts making up nonsense to defend his point. So, 3 years ago the train was really crowded, but from 2 years ago until now it hasn't been as crowded, but Crapper says it will be crowded again like 3 years ago, so that's that. Sure, Crapper, sure . . .
I have been taking the 7 for 2 years every weekday during rush hour. My experience has been the same as the commenter above. Fact.

Queens Crapper said...

I am making up the facts that ridership is down on the subway, that there is 10% unemployment in this city and that LIC wasn't as built up as it is now 3 years back?

Um, ok.

Anonymous said...

"I have been taking the 7 for 2 years every weekday during rush hour."

Right. And Crapper was talking about 3 years ago before the economy sank into the toilet. These LIC people need Hooked on Phonics or Math is Fun or something like that.

Anonymous said...

The economy didn't sink in 2007. Employment didn't start declining significantly until 2008. Lehman went down in September 2008, which is when things really hit the fan.
Please know what you are talking about before you post!

Queens Crapper said...

Exactly, I said the trains were CROWDED in 2007. You said they weren't in 2008.

I think that other commenter is right - you need reading comprehension lessons.

Queens Crapper said...

"In the first nine months of this year, about 60,000 New York City residents collected unemployment checks, according to the Labor Department. That was an increase of about 7,000, or 13 percent, from the first nine months of 2007." - NY Times, 2008

And it only got worse from there.

Anonymous said...

All 60,000 live in LIC and used to take the 7 train.

Queens Crapper said...

No, but it's quite plausible that a few thousand lived along the 7 train in LIC and elsewhere. You folks there seem to forget that the train continues on to service very crowded areas of Queens other than yours.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention benefits run out, so these were probably additions to the unemployment rolls rather than people continuing benefits.

Anonymous said...

Amazing that there are 40 comments on this. The LIC trolls must be the ones who are unemployed.

Anonymous said...

"You folks there seem to forget that the train continues on to service very crowded areas of Queens other than yours."

Well when it's about their area, they're very interested. When it's about anyplace else they don't give a shit.

Anonymous said...

I like how the tower people here assume that Crapper took the train at the same exact time they did.

Classic "I'm the center of the world" mentality.