My morning train leaves Jamaica at 8:19, eight minutes after 507 (the train that skips HPA) leaves Jamaica, so there's no real benifit to meddling with that train's schedule when the next train to HPA is only eight minutes away. There also might be some sort of conflict on the platforms (i.e. 507 might not have enough time to get out of the way so 2703 can platform a few minutes later).
redline43 wrote:Apologies if this has already been discussed, but I'm but a bit confused. Does the 8:11a inbound from Jamaica that used to travel via the Lower Mountak travel over the Main Line now? And if so, what is the point of skipping HPA?
It travels over the mainline and still skips HPA which does not make any sense! Someone posted the ridership west of Jamaica was about 20 pax. That number could easily be 200 if it stopped at HPA.
That's just what I make of it.
There's also 611, the Port Jeff flyer which runs nonstop from Syosset to HPA and arrives at 8:30. As an aside, the eastbound deadheads from LIC sometimes cause congestion around the station now that they run via the main line. 611 sometimes has to wait for 507 to overtake us even though we already overtook them at Jamaica, since at the same time an eastbound deadhead is leaving LIC via HPA.
I guess another question would be that since 507 and 611 are both 4 cars and an engine, couldn't they both discharge on the same track at the same time if 507 stopped at HPA? It would allow for an HPA stop on 507
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