In the Subway
The Planning Process
Service Strategies and Alternative Travel Patterns for Riders
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- For most trips, alternate subway lines are expected to be the fastest and most reliable
alternatives to the with the greatest capacity. Where possible, New York City Transit will
provide alternate service on the existing subway network.
- Displaced riders from the will increase crowding on alternate subway lines.
Where physically feasible, capacity will be increased on those lines to accommodate
demand within NYCT loading guidelines, either by running more trains or by lengthening
- In some cases, additional service cannot be added to accommodate increased passenger
demand due to operational issues such as signal constraints and track configuration.
- Stations also will become more crowded - We will consider adding station capacity (e.g., new
stairs and turnstiles) where feasible, as well as adding platform controllers.
- Bus services can serve markets that are far from alternate subway stations
- Bus services can also be used strategically to reduce demand on the subway routes
expected to be most crowded during the shutdown, like the
- While passenger ferries have limited capacity, they can connect the Williamsburg
waterfront with the east side of Manhattan, where there will be bus connections.
- New bus routes can bring passengers from areas not well-served by the subway or
ferry to subway stations in Manhattan. With this approach, high-frequency shuttle buses
can be concentrated in a limited number of corridors.