Talk:List of New York City Subway services

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History timeline[edit]

The timeline section was removed because of sourcing problems and it looked rather primitive. I agree, and it should not be returned until enough sources are added at the very least. I would like to revisit it later because I think a timeline is appropriate for this article. Specifically, I would recreate the timeline using the graphical timeline approach. There also must be subpages of Wikipedia:WikiProject New York City Public Transportation that will be helpful here. Tinlinkin (talk) 09:17, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

I have recreated the timeline at {{List of New York City Subway services graphical timeline}} using EasyTimeline. Let me know your thoughts.--Svgalbertian (talk) 03:50, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Additional terminals in the timetable[edit]

Something seems to have changed. In the current timetable there is not even one trip:

  • of the 2 to/from New Lots Av
  • of the 5 to/from Utica Av
  • of the E to/from Jamaica - 179th St

If it really has changed, we have to update both this article and many other articles and templates. Vcohen (talk) 09:21, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

The service guide still shows all these in effect. Acps110 (talkcontribs) 13:19, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
You are right... Vcohen (talk) 13:26, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

More problems.

  1. The above mentioned variants of the 2, 5 and E are listed in the Service variants section (the 5 also in the Service listing section) as 1a, i.e. in the peak direction. These variants do exist in the service guide, but without any evidence that they are in the peak direction only.
  2. The Service listing section shows a variant of the F: "Kings Highway (some rush hour trips)". In the F timetable some trips indeed end at Kings Highway, but not more than various shortened trips of other services.
  3. The Service listing section shows a variant of the 4: "New Lots Avenue (some rush hour trips and late nights)". In the Service variants section it was recently deleted with the edit summary "just short turn trains", while it is longer than the usual 4.
  4. The Service variants section shows a variant of the 5: "variant that operates to different terminals; Nereid Avenue and Utica Avenue". The service guide agrees that the 5 has these alternative terminals, but doesn't say that it's the same train that runs between both these terminals.
  5. The Service variants section shows a variant of the 5: "midday (2b) Bronx express variant which operates in addition to the local service". In the sources there is no evidence for it, but there is something else:
  • 4 - Some Woodlawn bound (northbound) trains operate non-stop between 167 St and Burnside Av from about 9:00 AM until about 11 AM and from about 6:30 PM until about 8:30 PM.
  • 6 - Some northbound local trains operate non-stop between Hunts Pt Av and Parkchester-E177 St from about 9 AM until about 11 AM Mon - Fri.
  • 6 - Some southbound Express trains operate local between Parkchester-E177 St and Hunts Pt Av from about 9 AM until about 11 AM Mon - Fri.

Vcohen (talk) 16:55, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Fixed Vcohen (talk) 21:27, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

The 1b option[edit]

The 1b option is presented in this article as "rush hours in the non-peak direction".

However, its icon Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction has a tooltip that reads "Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction".

Which description is correct? Vcohen (talk) 09:22, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Both are correct. That's saying the same thing. This is used on three track lines with peak-direction express service. An example is the White Plain Road line. A southbound 5 train, in the morning, stops at East 180th Street, then runs express to Third Ave. A northbound 5, in the morning, makes all stops from Third Avenue to East 180th Street. It stops at those local stops during the off-peak hours, but also stops there during rush hours in one direction (outbound in the morning, inbound in the evening). The Concourse line has this same stopping pattern for the D train. Acps110 (talkcontribs) 13:12, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
It's impossible. Rush hours means only rush hours. All times means all times. It isn't the same. The delta between them is all the off-peak hours, this delta is included in the tooltip and is not in this article. Vcohen (talk) 13:36, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
No, it's not impossible if you count the number of tracks. There are two tracks for service in the peak direction, but all trains are jammed onto one track in the other direction. Those local stops do get less service in the peak direction. During other times, the center track is unused and all trains are on the local tracks in both directions. Also, if there is only one exception, it is acceptable to say "all times except..." that one thing. Acps110 (talkcontribs) 14:22, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
These periods and symbols don't refer to "less service" or "more service". If a certain train serves the station during a certain time period (no matter what its intervals are), the corresponding symbol is used.
There are 5 periods: (1) rush hours; (2) middays; (3) evenings; (4) weekends; (5) late nights.
If we say "rush hours in the non-peak direction", it means (1) in the non-peak direction only.
If we say "all times except rush hours in the peak direction", it means the same plus (2) plus (3) plus (4) plus (5).
Do you see the delta (I've colored it in red)? Vcohen (talk) 14:53, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
P.S. As I see, the real meaning of this symbol is "all times except rush hours in the peak direction". Therefore it's wrong to say that it's a subset of (1). Vcohen (talk) 15:47, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
No, because the 5 doesn't run south of East 180th Street late nights. It's used as "all except rush hours in the peak direction" and "daily except rush hours in the peak direction". Acps110 (talkcontribs) 17:36, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────What an ugly thing... Each symbol has a precise definition and is used in strict accordance with it. Only this one walks by itself. I'm not going to change it throughout hundreds of articles, but let's write at least here something that describes more or less the real use of this symbol. Vcohen (talk) 18:45, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Fixed Now the description matches the tooltip. By the way, although the symbol itself is used for two different meanings, each meaning has its own parameter value in the template and its own tooltip, so it isn't as terrible as I thought. Vcohen (talk) 06:53, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Oy vey... There are three meanings. The third one is "all times except weekdays in the peak direction", and it's used by the J in {{NYCS Jamaica west local}} and by the 6 in {{NYCS Pelham north}}. I'll check it later. Vcohen (talk) 08:46, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

 Done Vcohen (talk) 10:18, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Additional terminals - 2[edit]

The timetable shows a variety of additional terminals used by some trips of various trains. Here is the summary:

1 238 St
168 St
137 St - City College
2 E 180 St
Franklin Av
Nevins St
3 135 St
4 Fordham Rd
5 Bowling Green
E 180 St
6 3 Av - 138 St
7 111 St
Mets - Willets Pt
A 168 St
Dyckman St
D W 4 St
E Union Tpk
F Kings Hwy
Avenue X
J Broadway Junction
(about 4 pm some trips from BJ to Broad St,
about 6 am some trips from BJ to Jamaica Ctr,
about 9 am some trips from Broad St to BJ)
L Myrtle Av
E 105 St
N Canal St Lwr Level
57 St - 7 Av
Kings Hwy
Q 34 St - Herald Sq
R 59 St (night shuttle, some trips from 59 St to 95 St)
Whitehall St
36 St (about 4 pm some trips from 36 St to Forest Hills)

Currently only the Kings Highway station on the F is shown in this article as such a terminal. I think we have either to add all the others or not to show them at all. Vcohen (talk) 09:40, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

IMO, we should not show any of them at all because they would clutter the infoboxes with too many terminals. Almost every service has at least one train which terminates at a station different that from their usual ones. We should only show the one terminal it is normally assigned to and that includes the F (although based on my experience, many trains do terminate at Kings Highway, Coney Island - Stillwell Avenue is the one and only official terminal for the F). Wikipedia is not a timetable, service guide, or travel guide, so if someone needs to know if their scheduled train will operate its full length or not, they should consult their service's timetable, not Wikipedia. The Legendary Ranger (talk) 13:27, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for your support. Vcohen (talk) 14:18, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

I agree with the Ranger here; that some trains short-turn isn't notable enough for infobox inclusion. At most it should be mentioned in the body text; such short turns are common on many rail services and aren't even noted on the map. oknazevad (talk) 14:29, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. Vcohen (talk) 14:33, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Kings Highway on the F is no different from the other terminals mid-line. All of those other short turn terminals are already listed in the table; 3 to Times Square, 5 to East 180th St or Bowling Green, 6 to Parkchester, B to 145th St, G to Church Av, J to Chambers St, M to Myrtle Ave, N/Q to 57th St, M/R to 71st Av.

The F's schedule states "every 4-6 minutes to Kings Highway with less frequent service to Stillwell Ave" during rush hours. I don't understand why it is being removed but those other short-turns remain.

Many of the stations listed in the table in this discussion aren't used for short turns. Service is only in one direction; Trains end service and return to the yard or emerge from the yard to begin service. (talk) 23:51, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

I am sorry, the stations you've listed differ from my summary above. Try to compare these two lists. I think we are speaking about two different things. You are speaking about regular terminals that are used by all trains of a certain route during a certain time period. I am speaking about sporadic use of terminals by several trips of a route that has another terminal for the rest of its trips during the same time period. The discussed station belongs to the type I am speaking about. Vcohen (talk) 08:37, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I already explained why King's Highway on the Culer line is different than most of the terminals listed here. Please re-read my explanation. (talk) 02:07, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Do you mean their frequencies? Well, let's read the schedule of the F. Northbound, morning rush hour: every 4-6 minutes with less frequent service to Stillwell Av (it isn't said from Kings Hwy), and there is a footnote saying Train departs 4 minutes earlier at Avenue X. Do you want to mention Avenue X too? Vcohen (talk) 08:10, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

What happened to the service listing?[edit]

Why was it removed? I don't get it?! --Roadrunner3000 (talk) 23:53, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

The listing has been restored since January 24, 2014. Epicgenius (talk) 00:46, 17 February 2014 (UTC)