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#1 VentureForth

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:24 AM

How much of this could Andy Byford pull off? Here is a Discovery Channel documentary on the efficiency of the Japanese Subway system.

https://youtu.be/xzkU6tmdImY

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:48 AM

Honestly, just about everything Byford stood for was wiped away with this sudden cancellation of the 7 for three months with zero communication or warning. And, as typical, "We apologize" bs from MTA.

Would New Yorkers really prefer 24/7 subways with 2-3 month shut downs or no permanent shut downs with 5-6 hours of maintenance done every night?

Edited by VentureForth, 03 August 2018 - 09:50 AM.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:53 AM

London had (has?) this neat "Nightbus" system calling at Tube stations late night when the Tube did not run. Now of course several of the Tube lines have 24 hour service.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:22 AM

Would New Yorkers really prefer 24/7 subways with 2-3 month shut downs or no permanent shut downs with 5-6 hours of maintenance done every night?

It really depends. On lines that only get a substantial passenger during rush hour or during weekdays, it would make a lot of sense to shut them down at night and do maintenance then. On lines that get plenty of ridership round the clock, that might not make sense. Remember that the MTA almost never shuts down a line altogether 24/7 for months at a time. Maybe it won't run on weekends or it won't serve a few stations, but I don't know of any cases in recent years where an entire route was shut down completely for any significant amount of time.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:17 AM

MTA also has one of the worst maintained subway systems among the major such systems in the world. Something needs to be done to fix that. Whether that is just a matter of spending more money or changing how maintenance is done is not clear. But whatever they are doing now is not really addressing the issues as far as I can tell.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:24 PM

Sorry. D, N, R lines affected, with 2 or 3 stations closed. Point being, the communication and the preparation sucked.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:25 PM

MTA also has one of the worst maintained subway systems among the major such systems in the world. Something needs to be done to fix that. Whether that is just a matter of spending more money or changing how maintenance is done is not clear. But whatever they are doing now is not really addressing the issues as far as I can tell.

Yet it costs more than any other system in the world to build new tracks.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:20 PM

Sorry. D, N, R lines affected, with 2 or 3 stations closed. Point being, the communication and the preparation sucked.

Yes, but those lines are not closed altogether for any long periods of time.


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