L Train

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FRN9
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L Train

Post by FRN9 » Wed May 25, 2011 8:37 pm

I am wondering where the switches are on the L train tracks in Manhattan? Obviously between 8th and 6th avenue, but where else? Also, how much does a switch typically cost to install and maintain?

Maybe more switches between stations could have avoided what happened today, when there was a fatality on the track and all L train service stopped. With more two way switches it may have been possible to go around the train involved in the situation and those trains could even skip the union square stop, but at least the whole line in manhattan wouldn't be shut down.

Just curious. Thanks, F

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Re: L Train

Post by RedbirdR33 » Fri May 27, 2011 11:05 am

There is a third or center track between 6 Avenue and 8 Avenue with switches to the outside tracks at its west end. There is also a diamond crossover just east of 8 Avenue Terminal.

There is a second diamond crossover between Union Square and 3 Avenue Stations.

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Re: L Train

Post by FRN9 » Fri May 27, 2011 10:41 pm

What would it take to put in a switch between 6 ave and union square?

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Re: L Train

Post by RedbirdR33 » Sat May 28, 2011 7:46 am

FRN9 wrote:What would it take to put in a switch between 6 ave and union square?
There is space for a diamond crossover east of the 6 Avenue Station.

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