When I first saw this article over on Gothamist, I started to believe in God. And then I read it.
“A TA spokesman couldn’t say when service would be boosted. It will take at least several months – and at least $320,000 in signal-related work – before the older cars can operate on the rails along with the newer high-tech rigs that were put in service between February 2002 and July 2003.”
So, let me get this straight, they have been “fixing” the tracks to maintain the newer trains and now that they’re going to add more cars (which should have been thought about before) back onto the tracks they have to go back and update all the work they did to accommodate the new cars back in 2002? Are you kidding me?
Why not bring in new cars? Why not take new cars from other lines and let other lines without the new tracks use the old ones? I simply DO NOT understand the freaking MTA. Yes, the L Train sucks, but I’m starting to believe that there are a bunch of morons running the MTA. It’s either that or the seemingly bad decisions were put into place out of greed. Penny pinch and this is what happens. The users pay the price.
Does this mean the L Train riders will have to endure yet another year’s worth of station closings?
Tobyjoe, it’s time to make babies and hit the burbs.