Friday, July 25, 2008

Better service before the fare increase?!?

Looks like it CAN be done:

MTA announces additional service
By Matthew Sweeney |

Starting Sunday, a number of subway lines will get increased service to relieve overcrowding. The expansions were paid for by cuts in other areas of Transit's budget. Among the lines getting increases are:

No. 3: Will have additional overnight service all week between Times Square and Harlem-148th Street.

No. 7: 14 additional round trips each Saturday and Sunday. Weekday express service starts at 5:33 a.m.

B: Will run weekdays until 11 p.m. instead of 9:30 p.m.

M: Expanded service between Broad Street in lower Manhattan and Metropolitan Avenue until 11 p.m. and additional service between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

W: Will have more rush hour trains between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.; andwill run until 11 p.m. weekdays instead of 9:30

3 out of the 5 improvements are on lines that run through Queens! Holy cow...


Ridgewoodian said...

Now if they would just open up the Chrystie Street Connector and send one of the Nassau Street trains uptown...

Anonymous said...

We need more W service like we need more buildings.

Reroute the W to the R or the E!

Politics, not ridership, determines service.

Ridgewoodian said...

ANONYMOUS: Reroute the W to the R or the E!

Do you mean along the Queens Blvd. line? Because my understand is that the tracks there are already at or very near capacity.