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(F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:38:06 pm »
I was just going through the service changes for this weekend when something caught my attention:

Why would they send (F) trains to Lefferts at nights instead of Euclid?

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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 08:41:32 pm »
To save on the costs of having to set up for nightly lefferts shuttle service.

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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 08:41:48 pm »
I was just going through the service changes for this weekend when something caught my attention:

Why would they send (F) trains to Lefferts at nights instead of Euclid?

the lefferts shuttle is not running and the A goes to far rockaway


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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 08:59:19 pm »
aw beautifulllllll

maybe on tomorrow i will be around late night to O.O them

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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 09:47:22 pm »
the lefferts shuttle is not running and the A goes to far rockaway
Thats what I wasn't going for. I meant Why stop the shuttle from running and because of that extend the (F)? Unless its to ease any congestion there would be at Euclid from the Lefferts shuttle terminating.

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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 10:12:31 pm »
As Max said , they save money by not running the shuttle and simply replacing it with the (F), since the (F) is already going to Euclid ave.

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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012, 10:18:29 pm »
It costs money to uncouple 8 car R46 sets in to 4 car R46 sets for Lefferts Shuttle service, and then to operate the service.
Its a lot easier to add a few more trainsets and crews to the F to extend it to Lefferts.

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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012, 11:58:20 am »
As Max said , they save money by not running the shuttle and simply replacing it with the (F), since the (F) is already going to Euclid ave.
It costs money to uncouple 8 car R46 sets in to 4 car R46 sets for Lefferts Shuttle service, and then to operate the service.
Its a lot easier to add a few more trainsets and crews to the F to extend it to Lefferts.
I didn't know it costed money to couple and uncouple cars and that the Lefferts Shuttle used 4-car sets. Thanks


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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012, 12:04:32 pm »
I didn't know it costed money to couple and uncouple cars and that the Lefferts Shuttle used 4-car sets. Thanks
I believe it's because they have to pay people to do it and stuff? This F to Lefferts is only temporary, right?
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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2012, 01:21:01 pm »
I believe it's because they have to pay people to do it and stuff? This F to Lefferts is only temporary, right?
Yea, this weekend only so far

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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2012, 03:40:27 pm »
Yea, this weekend only so far

Nope they are doing it on the 22nd.


Also there is no F to lefferts r160 Program, so conductors sign it up to Euclid and make manual announcements after Euclid to lefferts.
What i would do is sign it up as a F to Jay St and then at Jay St change it for the A to lefferts.

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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2012, 03:53:17 pm »
Nope they are doing it on the 22nd.


Also there is no F to lefferts r160 Program, so conductors sign it up to Euclid and make manual announcements after Euclid to lefferts.
What i would do is sign it up as a F to Jay St and then at Jay St change it for the A to lefferts.

i would do the same also but at euclid avenue they should switch to the express track and put A to lefferts blvd or they should store some F trains on the yard track at grant to begin service


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Re: (F) Train to Lefferts Blvd ~ Why?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2012, 05:17:52 pm »
I didn't know it costed money to couple and uncouple cars and that the Lefferts Shuttle used 4-car sets. Thanks
The costs of staffing the uncoupling operation and running OPTO service is higher than just extending the F a couple more stops.