flexliner wrote: ↑Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:10 am
If memory serves was there not a time ages ago when some LEX trains (5 or 6 don't recall) used the loop and stopped (outer) in revenue service? probably in the dead of the night as it required two switching moves
so one can ride a 5 from bowling green to bowling green via inner loop?
As I recall this happened in the late 1970s and into the 1980s.
At one time weekend 5 trains used to end/start there (outer) rather than at Bowling Green.
Years later late nite 6 trains were extended to SF (outer) rather than at Brooklyn Bridge.
The inner loop only connects back to Bowling Green. The outer loop can connect to either back to Bowling Green or to Rector St on the 1.
In the past there have been some weekend construction projects where the 5 would come down Lex and go thru the loop in service, not stopping at SF, and going up the 7th Av line making 1 line stops to Chambers and then express (like a 2) back to the Bronx. I rode this a few times.
If you look at the posting just before yours girlonthetrain describes staying the 5 and riding the inner loop.