matt1168 wrote:I like the long distances between local stations on the 5 up on the Dyre Av. Line... something you don't find on older subway systems such as NY, Boston, and Philly, except for in express stretches.
efin98 wrote:IIRC the A has similar spacing for some fo it's stationsAFAIK, on the portions when the A runs alone (only north of 168th and south of Euclid Av.), the only stations with such a long gap between them is between Howard Beach/JFK Airport and Broad Channel (because the train crosses the bay at this point), and between Broad Channel and B. 67th St., although that's not as long. The area between Howard Beach and Broad Channel is ~3.5 mi.; the longest gap between local stations in the city.
JayMan wrote:I never understood why A & D trains clock only around 35mph on the long stop-free stretch between 125th and 59th. I mean, a good of 50-55mph would be more effective for that stretch.One word... timers.
Otto Vondrak wrote:Why the heck would I want to take the 5 to City Island? Third Avenue Railway took over the old trolley operation on City Island over 80 years ago, tried to make a go of it, and still no one rode it. We dont need subway rapid transit to City Island.Then I guess my fantasy map would do you no good (posted further down in the MTA NYC Subway topic)