Wow, I never thought when I started this thread it would explode like this, nice.
A few more...
The 5:41 PM weekday Hempstead to Penn train oddly skipped Country Life Press. 5:41 is the current train time departure, it may have been slightly different when it was 'express' 5+ years ago.
Currently, the only Brooklyn train to skip Jamaica is the 5:29PM to Huntington train, first stop Westbury (in the past I believe it was either Hicksville or Syosset). How much demand for an FBA express is there (is it crowded?) when only 2 AM Huntington trains serve FBA direCtly.
I miss the schedule degisnations of "J" and "T" for City Zone stations. "J" meant that there was a direct connection at Jamaica, usualy across the platform, and "T" meant there was a transfer with a wait time at Jamaica. This really made alot of sence and I know they took it away so that too many letters would confuse 'Joe Tourist' or whatever. "C" was used instead of "T" for outlaying transfers on the railroad (Rokonkoma for Greenport, Valley Stream for W. Hempstead, ECT...)
Current oddity - The 4:33PM Long Beach to FBA train skips Lynbrook. Lynbrook gets service from a Babylon train at around the same time the Long Beach train passes. Growing up along the Long Beach branch made this seem very odd since nothing skipped Lynbrook.
Last one... Its weird that the only AM inbound rush hour Greenport train connects with a super local train to Flatbush Ave. in Ronkonkoma. The real connecting trains are the next 2 trains after the local, as both make their last local stops in Suffolk County and arrive in the city at the same time as the local or 8 minutes later than the local. I cant see a poor sap commuter taking the train at 5:30AM from Greenport only to transfer to a local train for the second leg of his AM commute.
Keep this thread going!
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