by Tom V
With ARC now killed by the Governor, could some of the $3 Billion Port Authority funds dedicated for ARC be redirected to other projects like a PATH extension to EWR?..
HBLR wrote:How about 10 car trains on PATH and more frequent bus service into and out of manhattan would suffice till governor McRobertmoses leaves office.10 car trains are in the plan. NWK/WTC service will see 10 cars when Harrison and Grove St. platforms are lengthened.
HBLR wrote:The two things i've heard PATH conductors tell me they'd like to see, are lockable folding seat at the control position, and 10 car trains so they can get to and from either side when switching cars more easily to minimize delays without crowd surfing.Sorry, but how are 10 car trains going to expedite the process of changing ends?
oknazevad wrote:I think he's referring to the times conductors must cross from one car to the next mid route due to the platforms being on the other side of the train at the next stop. When the cars are and there's a lot of standees in the way, that can be a really slow move. Longer trains would alleviate some of that standee crowding.That was the only other thing I thought he was talking about. And yeah, it can be bad sometimes
PONYA wrote:10 car trains are in the plan. NWK/WTC service will see 10 cars when Harrison and Grove St. platforms are lengthened.Lengthening Grove St. will be a bit of a challenge. The west end of the station has the full crossover, and the east end has the junction where trains from Exchange Place join the track to Grove St. That latter one is pretty much right under the first set of stairs when you leave Grove St. via the "new" (re-opened) exit. That's why the work to re-create the 2nd exit got an ADA waiver.