Saturday, April 25, 2015

MTA adding more trains to overcrowded lines

From DNA Info:

The MTA has proposed adding more trains on its most crowded lines to decrease waiting times, the agency said Friday.

Additional service would be added on the 7, L, 2 and M lines, mostly during off-peak hours, which showed the highest ridership growth last year, according to the MTA. The agency plans to add the new trains in December.

The most significant service increase would come on the L line, as it experienced the greatest ridership growth at all hours in 2014, the MTA said.

Under the MTA proposal, seven additional L train round trips would be added on weekdays between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The 7 and 2 lines would also both get two additional round trips on weeknights under the plan. The new rides would be added between 8 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. on the 7 line, and between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on the 2 line.

The M line would also see one more round trip added on weekdays, bringing the wait time to roughly 7 minutes between trains running from 9 a.m. and 9.30 a.m., according to the agency's press release.


Anonymous said...

They should send the M back downtown and bring back the V. They'd need to run more trains and make different people transfer, but it would be a more reliable service.

JQ said...

The other day on the F the train was crowded with repulsive yuppies and hipsters and they all got off at the 2nd avenue stop in Manhattan. There are 8 residential towers that were built there in the past few years. The M line runs there too.

So the only time the MTA takes action and decides to spend what little funds Mario's son gives them is for the needs of the hipsters and yuppies.

All those whining for the L to resume to normal won't have to worry much, because for a few stops it will be the best run line in the city.

Not so sure about the 7, because the serfs will still be around.

Never mind the A going east and south has seen the biggest increase in population in the past 10 years.

People need to move or visit some place else for once.

Anonymous said...

It'll be too hard to run more trains on the 7 line because you already run it enough and yet it keeps breaking down! Replace the signal system first, then think about adding more train routes. That's, of course, if you don't want to start deporting these pieces of trash illegals back to their own motherlands!

Anonymous said...

Just wait for it - there will be a major subway accident at some point!

The system is based on obsolete technology, very poorly maintained and terribly overburdened!

Queens is under-served and what we do have is a nightmare - both buses and trains!

Didn't NYC once boast of having great transportation? What happened?

Is this Bloomberg's legacy, now being furthered by deBlaz, of growing the city's ghetto and yuppie populations without the underlying infrastructure to support them?

Jerry Rotondi said...

The physical structure of the #7 line is already under great stress. I think that transportation engineers would agree to this. It is an antiquated three track system. Simply adding more service could add to the stress that the structure must bear.

What is the real answer to the very real problem of overuse and overcrowding? At this point it will not be as simple a solution as adding more trains or changing signal systems.

Quick fixes usually don't work.

The next time that NYC decides to upzone a low density neighborhood, they had better upgrade the infrastructure that supports it first.

Forget about any pie in the sky "moratorium" on building. REBNY runs New York!

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Anonymous said...

i've given up on the subway and take the LIRR into midtown. Literally around 15 minutes from Forest Hills and the train times are at set times so you don't have to stand around waiting and hoping the train is coming.

riding the E/F is like wanting to kill yourself but not actually doing it. on the best of days they still crawl to roosevelt and half the time they crawl past roosevelt for no reason

Anonymous said...

Is this Bloomberg's legacy, now being furthered by deBlaz, of growing the city's ghetto and yuppie populations without the underlying infrastructure to support them?
This is a direct result of the self important pompous assholes you put in city council and their ability to buy you off with ice cream money.

Anonymous said...

The E train is already crowded at the first stop in Queens. MTA needs to add more trains. They need to also add more express bus service to Manhattan especially on the weekends.

Anonymous said...

Maybe these overcrowded trains will now make people realize out of controlled development is bad for everyone.

Unknown said...

again it all goes back to NYC being the most congested 9-5 M-F place i ever lived

i remember reverse commuting job on the 7 to kew gardens and one day i was the only one in the last car at 930 AM on a tuesday

so it is possible to find alternative jobs..

Anonymous said...

The neo-hip move into these areas because they're cheaper, and for the romance of "roughing it". I say lets improve service in the undiscovered neighborhoods - why deprive the kids their experience?