NYTIP – extending the nyc subway, part 1: sas phase 2 and laguardia airport

UPDATE (06.22.2021): Post substantially updated with revised subway extension options for SAS Phase 2 and LaGuardia Airport.

Welcome to my ongoing NYTIP series! In the next series of posts, I will expound on point 2 in my three-point plan to fix the NYC Subway – extend. I’ll begin with Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS) and rail service to LaGuardia Airport. The current plans fall short, so allow me to discuss a better way.

[let’s do this!]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 6: putting it all together

UPDATE (05.19.2021): Post revised to include the M train extension to Kew Gardens Hills in the enhanced NYC subway.

Welcome back to my ongoing series on the New York Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)! When I introduced NYTIP, I outlined a three-point plan for fixing the NYC Subway system: enhance, extend, and expand. This post summarizes the last five posts, which addressed the first point – enhance.

[Let’s recap!]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 5: south bronx

UPDATE (03.22.2021): Post substantially updated for clarity. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.

Welcome back to my ongoing series on the New York Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)! In my last post, I discussed the Eastern Parkway trunk line served by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines in Brooklyn. In this post, I will discuss the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines in Upper Manhattan and The Bronx, and explain why de-interlining is extremely challenging.

[Go on…]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 4: eastern parkway

UPDATE (04.02.2021): Post revised with new commentary on Nostrand Avenue. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.

Welcome back to my ongoing series on the New York Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)! In my last post, I discussed ways to improve the Broadway and Queens Boulevard lines. In this post, I will discuss the Eastern Parkway trunk line served by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines in Brooklyn.

[let’s travel!]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 3: broadway and queens boulevard

UPDATE (03.19.2021): Post substantially updated for clarity. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.

In my last post, I discussed the South Brooklyn de-interlining. So far, the de-interlining plans contemplated by NYTIP involve simple swaps. In this part, we’ll explore the Broadway (N, Q, R, and W) and Queens Boulevard (E, F, M, and R) lines; while de-interlining the former is trivial, the latter is much more challenging.

[Let’s dive in!]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 2: south brooklyn

UPDATE (03.10.2021): Post updated for clarity. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.

In my last post, I discussed the Central Park West de-interlining. Continuing with point 1 of my three-point plan to improve the NYC Subway (enhance), I’ll address the B, D, N, Q, and R lines in Brooklyn.

[Let’s do this!]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 1: central park west

UPDATE (03.10.2021): Post revised for clarity. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.

In my last post, I introduced the New York Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP). In that post, I outlined a three-point plan for fixing the NYC Subway:

  1. Enhance (minimize merging conflicts)
  2. Extend (extend existing lines)
  3. Expand (build new lines)

Regarding point 1 (enhance), I’ll begin with the Central Park West (CPW) trunk line, which serves the A, B, C, and D trains.

[Let’s begin!]