Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by Silverliner II
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Silverliner II wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:22 am To be clear, there's always been an interlocking at Grand Central. They're adding onto it. Given the age of the equipment, it's a good time to put in CBTC.
But not between Grand Central and Times Square, I mean.... where the service actually runs. Wasn't that crossover hand-operated?
  by Backshophoss
 
The signals date back to the IRT original build, Had MM on their # plates as Automatics way back then, that ATO setup was an overlay using the signals in place that didn't last long and was vandalized to boot
Times Sq will lose the switch to Line 4 of the IRT Broadway route, that was interlocked to old MM # 4 track #3 is abandoned "in place" except for the layup stub on the GCT end
Figure on some tweaking on the remote interlocker at 41st street on the IRT Lex route
  by JamesRR
 
Thanks for all the updates. Glad to get some concrete details. While I'll miss the old 7 Ave connection, the new plan is truly the way a shuttle should be set up. That area has forever been a bottleneck.
  by photobug56
 
I'm more amazed by all the detail that NYCTA doesn't provide. I went through their online pretty stuff, found it very circular, especially if you look for ADA related info. Like how one gets from the shuttle direct up to the GCT level if you can't climb steps, or maybe not even be able to use an escalator. I spent many hours searching, emailing them, still have no clue. If they spend many, many millions on the shuttle and don't do the ADA part right, I'm guessing the lawsuits will be impressive. So just in case I'm not clear, east end of the shuttle on the GCT end, where you have those crowded stairs going up one level, then you walk a bit forward, then turn left into GCT. Ignoring the choke point for the stairs , you need escalators and elevators there.
  by Silverliner II
 
photobug56 wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:16 am I'm more amazed by all the detail that NYCTA doesn't provide. I went through their online pretty stuff, found it very circular, especially if you look for ADA related info. Like how one gets from the shuttle direct up to the GCT level if you can't climb steps, or maybe not even be able to use an escalator. I spent many hours searching, emailing them, still have no clue. If they spend many, many millions on the shuttle and don't do the ADA part right, I'm guessing the lawsuits will be impressive. So just in case I'm not clear, east end of the shuttle on the GCT end, where you have those crowded stairs going up one level, then you walk a bit forward, then turn left into GCT. Ignoring the choke point for the stairs , you need escalators and elevators there.
It was mentioned somewhere in this thread earlier, but I think the entrance from the GCT platforms into One Vanderbilt would be the elevator access, once that work is completed.