bellstbarn wrote: --------I have noticed this too last Saturday. Wouldn't it be sufficient to have this line with OPTO? (Unless walking back and forth is an issue. I think it's good exercise at the least. )
To me, the strangest thing about this shuttle is what I call TPOPTO: two-person one-person train operation! Instead of a conductor and an operator, with the operator running from end-to-end every three minutes, an operator stays in his cab and works the train one direction, the doors the other direction.
All the above is subject to correction, as I make mistakes.
rcervel wrote: The shuttle trk 1 connects to the lex just above 33rd on the downtown local track.A number of Museum IRT trains started there.
Kurt wrote:As far as I know, the connector from track 1 to the Lex line is not used for museum train storage, I have seen the shuttle moved through, not in revenue service, as it was swapped for another set. Not sure if track 1 is connect to tracks 3 and 4, which exit to the 1,2,3 line in Times Square, after the steel bridge plates are removed.The Trk 1 connection to the Lex isn't used for storage since it's the only way to get equipment onto trks 1 & 3(they are connected). Trk 4 however is not connected to 1 & 3. The only connection trk 4 has to another track system is to the 7th Ave line when the pedestrian bridge is taken OOS.