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

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by Jeff Smith
Per MTA: AMNewYork
In the enhancements announced Monday, subway service increases during off-peak, weekday hours are slated to begin in November along the A, D, E and F lines. They are expected to cut wait times between trains by up to 2.5 minutes. The MTA board is expected to vote in favor of the changes Wednesday.

The biggest improvement would be seen on the D line, where the MTA plans to add four additional roundtrips between 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. This 33 percent increase in late afternoon and late evening service will reduce the current 10-minute scheduled wait time to 7.5 minutes.
The A line, where the MTA runs 21 roundtrips between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., will get an additional three trips during those hours, cutting the average wait time between trains from 10 to 8.8 minutes.
E line riders will see another three roundtrips right after the morning rush hour, between 10:30 a.m. and noon. This is expected to decrease the average wait time from 7.5 to 6 minutes. And F service will get more service at two different intervals: three more roundtrips between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and another three additional trips between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Waits on the F line vary within those hours, but, on average, riders will see a train pull up about 1.2 minutes sooner.
  by Allan
People will believe it when it actually happens.

It will be interesting to see what they do with the A. Right now people at Howard Beach have to wait 15 minutes between trains to Manhattan. Not the best level of service fro travelers to/from the Airport. I usually recommend that people use the E train (unless they are headed to lower Manhattan) as it runs more trains.