NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 8: the low-hanging fruit

UPDATE (05.19.2021): I will include the M extension to Kew Gardens Hills in NYTIP (again), so I’ve updated this post accordingly.

Welcome to my ongoing NYTIP series! Recall my three-point plan to fix the NYC Subway – enhance, extend, and expand. Though I started talking about subway extensions recently, I’m circling back to point one – enhance – to address some low-hanging fruit.

[taste and see!]

NYTIP – extending the nyc subway, part 2: from the concourse to co-op city

UPDATE (06.28.2021): Post updated with a new extension option and revised commentary.

Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! In my last post, I began expounding on point two in my three-point plan to fix the NYC Subway – extend – with SAS Phase 2X and an Astoria line extension to LaGuardia Airport. In this post, I will discuss subway extensions to Co-op City.

[let’s go!]

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 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!]