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Old Posted Jan 3, 2019, 6:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mrnyc View Post
i think i've noticed some trains speeding up already. however, speeding is what led to the union square approach wreck in the 80s, so the speed governors are in place for a good reason. no doubt it can be tweaked, but there is only so much they can do with that. you certainly don't want to give the operators the impression that a green light means speed is a free for all down there.
Some of the speed limits in places are so old that nobody alive knows why they were set at that level and/or physical conditions have changed so much as to make them obsolete. Also many signal timers were broken and tripping train brakes even if trains were below the limit (causing operators to slow even more).

Who cares tho. This system is probably beyond saving given the lack of political will and gross mismanagement.
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