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  • MissKittenCat May 15, 2013 - 12:43 am #73386 Reply

    have any improvements been made for a easier commute?

    novasteve May 15, 2013 - 7:54 am #73387 Reply

    It is really safety stuff. The system will fall apart if they don’t because they put it off for do long and didn’t have the foresight to put on express lines

    Dezlboy May 15, 2013 - 8:19 am #73388 Reply

    NS,  not sure how express lines would work because there would be non-express trains in front blocking the express train.  Or do you mean trains that simply skip over stations and the next train does stop at that recently missed station.  If so, don’t see the advantage. Just asking for clarification.   And, if your idea would work, you can  be sure Metro wouldn’t’ use it.  :-)

    Deadite May 15, 2013 - 9:10 am #73395 Reply

    dezlboy – NS is talking about express LINES, not trains. He’s mentioned before how he thinks Metro should have constructed two sets of tracks in each direction for every Metro line so we can run dedicated express lines like in NYC. This, coming from the guy who complains the most about unnecessary spending.

    Dezlboy May 15, 2013 - 9:27 am #73397 Reply

    Oh…Express Lines. Well, I agree that the system should have built two lines in each direction, if only to avoid single tracking delays. But, it’s never going to happen now.

    novasteve May 15, 2013 - 9:36 am #73398 Reply

    It’s in interesting how 19th century people had more foresight for the NYC subway than late 20th century people had for the WMATA

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