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

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  by flexliner
 
well maybe next time the MTA should not "completely decomission" the old SF
just in case......
  by lirr42
 
And pay to keep a station that they would never use in good condition only for the sake of using it as a contingency after a 100-year storm?
  by flexliner
 
every or most industries have contingency plans
(airlines railroads even MTA as we have seen)
some are for simple problems and get activated possibly frequently
and then there are the disaster plans.

I am not saying to pay lots of $$ to keep old SF open all the time but at least decomission it
to a level that allows for its reopening with relatively minor to medium effort and expenditure.
(as part of a disaster plan)

if we are to learn anything from Sandy that might be part of the lesson.
and there are those who theorize that with climate change such events may increase in likelihood in the not so near
or maybe near future....
  by NHAirLine
 
flexliner wrote:well maybe next time the MTA should not "completely decomission" the old SF
just in case......
NYC as a whole needs to prepare better for storms like this. However, given what happened, it was freakin' amazing how fast the subway was at least partially restored to service. The amount of work was just staggering!
  by lirr42
 
And no (G) service through the Greenpoint Tubes for 12 weekends this year either.

The Greenpoint Tubes will also undergo a similar 5-week 24/7 shutdown next summer.
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