Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

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Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

Post by FRN9 » Wed May 25, 2011 8:32 pm

Hi everyone,

I am researching what amount of construction it would take to add switches at Hoyt-Schermerhorn so that the A•C trains and the G trains could switch. Does anyone have any ideas on either what it would take to do this or how I could best research this?

Thanks very much<

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Re: Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

Post by Kilgore Trout » Thu May 26, 2011 9:36 am

nycsubway.org has track maps. It looks like there might be room on either side of the station, but it would be a rather tight fit.
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Re: Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

Post by Passenger » Thu May 26, 2011 11:28 am

I always have wondered what was the reason for the decision not to do this in the first place, particularly considering how over-engineered that station is in a general way.
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Re: Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

Post by FRN9 » Sat May 28, 2011 6:06 pm

It doesn't make sense to me either. I think I need to make a visual survey of the approaches from the C and G lines.

Anyone have any knowledge of how switch could be installed in each directly, please holler.

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Re: Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

Post by keithsy » Sat May 28, 2011 7:42 pm

I grew up on this line in the 60's. You could set your watch by a 4 car train of R1-9's The station is not over-engineered. It was designed that way for a reason and everything ran right.

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Re: Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

Post by DaveBarraza » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:49 pm

Immediately (compass) East of the station the Crosstown tracks descend, and immediately (compass) West they rise while the Fulton Line tracks go down. The station itself is the only flat area where all 6 tracks are on the same level, so placing switches in the area would be impractical.

Remember that the Crosstown was supposed to have other connections in Williamsburg which would have made service running into Manhattan from Brooklyn less necessary.

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Re: Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

Post by Passenger » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:17 am

keithsy wrote:I grew up on this line in the 60's. You could set your watch by a 4 car train of R1-9's The station is not over-engineered. It was designed that way for a reason and everything ran right.
Not over-engineered?

I grew up in the 60s too. Did you ever see the outer platforms in use?

I mean other than for the Aqueduct special? :wink:
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Re: Hoyt Schermerhorn G line survey

Post by Passenger » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:17 am

DaveBarraza wrote:Immediately (compass) East of the station the Crosstown tracks descend, and immediately (compass) West they rise while the Fulton Line tracks go down. The station itself is the only flat area where all 6 tracks are on the same level, so placing switches in the area would be impractical.

Remember that the Crosstown was supposed to have other connections in Williamsburg which would have made service running into Manhattan from Brooklyn less necessary.
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