STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:23 amHopefully they'll keep at least one track open for the reverse commute, but I have a feeling that will not happen in the future. (I also think they need to three-track the Babylon branch, but that's getting off-topic)They need to restore the line between Garden City, Levittown, and Farmingdale, and untangle the QUEENS Interlocking mess that they just made worse with Elmont. That would take pressure off both the Main Line and the Babylon Branch. They're building a new goober with the bad track arrangement in Mineola for the OB branch, which adds yet another thing that needs to be fixed.
No line should be throated, it has a lot of bad effects on equipment and crew utilization and reverse-peak service alike. Gateway will be three tracks for a while after completion as the existing tunnels are taken out of service one at a time for refurbishment, which should allow for decent reverse traffic, and then things really open up when they get to the full four tracks several years later.