Gerry6309 wrote:Equipment on the 7 has always migrated to other routes. Six car sets may force those trains to live on the 7 permanently, since no other shop will have 6 car lifts. Sort of like 60 foot versus 75 foot cars on the IND/BMT lines. Of course CBTC will be the other limiting factor.
You could technically break up a 6-car:
For example assuming 1651, 1656-1657, 1661 are full-lengths:
1655 can be tacked on with a bunch of other full-lengths creating more 5-car sets.
Any leftovers (If there are any) can be shipped to the Grand Central Shuttle.
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