Jo24Sam wrote:Actually I came onto this board tonight to post about that same train. I was in FBA tonight and noticed this run...I knew there was a PM rush to Huntington, but I never realized it was non-stop to Westbury -- is this the only FBA train that doesn't stop at Jamaica? It didn't seem too crowded - it was a 4 car M1 on track 6 (which is a short platform that very seldomly even sees service), although there were quite a number of last minute runners for it who seemed to know where they were going.
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.
An interesting fact about this run - according to my 2005 ETT, this run uses the freight track to get from Dunton to Hall - the freight track is 3 tracks south of track 8 at Jamaica station, and passes under the Airtrain building. And yes, despite its name, it has third rail.