Hurricane Sandy

Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

Post Reply
flexliner
Posts: 119
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:01 am

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Post by flexliner » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:09 pm

well maybe next time the MTA should not "completely decomission" the old SF
just in case......

lirr42
Posts: 2726
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:16 pm
Location: Montauk, NY (MP 115.8)
Contact:

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Post by lirr42 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:32 pm

And pay to keep a station that they would never use in good condition only for the sake of using it as a contingency after a 100-year storm?

flexliner
Posts: 119
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:01 am

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Post by flexliner » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:14 am

every or most industries have contingency plans
(airlines railroads even MTA as we have seen)
some are for simple problems and get activated possibly frequently
and then there are the disaster plans.

I am not saying to pay lots of $$ to keep old SF open all the time but at least decomission it
to a level that allows for its reopening with relatively minor to medium effort and expenditure.
(as part of a disaster plan)

if we are to learn anything from Sandy that might be part of the lesson.
and there are those who theorize that with climate change such events may increase in likelihood in the not so near
or maybe near future....

lirr42
Posts: 2726
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:16 pm
Location: Montauk, NY (MP 115.8)
Contact:

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Post by lirr42 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:19 pm

Lots more singals back on through the Rockaways. Check out this release from the MTA: http://new.mta.info/rebuilding-rockaway ... gnals-back

Image

NHAirLine
Posts: 72
Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 4:10 pm

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Post by NHAirLine » Mon May 20, 2013 4:21 pm

flexliner wrote:well maybe next time the MTA should not "completely decomission" the old SF
just in case......
NYC as a whole needs to prepare better for storms like this. However, given what happened, it was freakin' amazing how fast the subway was at least partially restored to service. The amount of work was just staggering!

SlowFreight
Posts: 278
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:27 pm
Location: The wilds of Brooklyn

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Post by SlowFreight » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:59 pm

Looks like the other shoe is dropping. R service under the river will be suspended for 14 months:

http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/R_14mo ... losure.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

lirr42
Posts: 2726
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:16 pm
Location: Montauk, NY (MP 115.8)
Contact:

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Post by lirr42 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:37 pm

And no (G) service through the Greenpoint Tubes for 12 weekends this year either.

The Greenpoint Tubes will also undergo a similar 5-week 24/7 shutdown next summer.

Post Reply

Return to “NYC MTA Subway and Rail, PATH and SIRT”