I noticed that there was some extra room at the front and back of the A train when stopped at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street station. Is this true with all IND/BMT stations? Are some a tighter fit than others? Does this matter?
rjbrody wrote:I can't really speak with great authority about the B Division stations, but the IRT stations vary greatly in length. Many are so tight that the 10 car marker is past the end of the platform and is attached to the tunnel wall.Of course the #7 runs 11 car service (561'). The platforms here were lengthened in the early 50s, with full 11-car service beginning in 1964 just prior to the World's Fair with new R33/R36 cars. The southbound local platform at Willets Point is unusually long; the eastern section of the platform was part of the original 1928 station.
rjbrody wrote:By rule, none of it matters, since the marker for any particular class train has to between the edge of the train and the pantograph.What's the edge of the train?