Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The New Subway Line

So, you all know (or will now) that money is now available to finish the 2nd avenue subway line which has been on the books since like the 1930s or something. Well, I was on the train with Ian, and his milkshake, and we got talking about that. Then, we go into a quite detailed conversation about what will the 2nd avenue subway line mean to the world. What I really mean is, what will they name it!?

So, lets eliminate what they can't name it, current trains:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, L, M, N, Q, R, S, V, W, Z.

Also, there are some trains that are no longer with us, barring double letters (the QQ train).
9, H, Airport (but that airport train will make a comeback, mark my words... well, it did already, but whatever).

Ok, so what does that leave us with?
8, H, I, K, O, P, T, U, X, Y.

Lets eliminate some of those right away, starting with I and O, to easily confused with 1 or 0.

The next round of elimination is, unfortunately, the only number, 8. You have the 1, 2, 3 (all red) and the 4, 5, 6, (all green) and the 7 (purple). You can't just throw the 8 into the mix, it breaks the scheme.

The final round of elimination here will go to H and P, because the H has been retired, and what wants a P train? It's a hobo's dream, the P train. Just say that out loud, it doesn't make sense!

Here are the finalists: K, T, U, X, Y.

Now, having said that, what colour is this new train going to be? The options are clearly endless, but I came up with one. Think about the colour of the G train (light green). It fits nicely. The 2nd avenue line is exclusively in Manhattan, where the G is the only non-shuttle train that doesn't go to Manhattan. It's also the odd-train-out, it's obscure and myterious. Also, that light green fits the reason why they're making the 2nd avenue line. It's an alternative green, just like the 2nd avenue line is the alternative lex ave line (dark green).

So, I'm voting for a light green T train. Who's with me?!

8 Shpeils

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Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

I am! I am!

Great post. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 11:49:00 PM  

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Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

T-train...

Kinda like D-day.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:38:00 AM  

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Blogger Baal Teshuva Benny said...

HA ha hah aha ha P-Train pee-train

Thursday, November 17, 2005 2:33:00 PM  

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Blogger Lost in Service said...

T-train would make people think you're stuttering. Kind of like Daniel Tosh's joke about why there aren't B Batteries.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 4:36:00 PM  

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Blogger Baal Teshuva Benny said...

The X-train would have to be exclusive to superheroes and divorcees.

Friday, November 18, 2005 12:44:00 AM  

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Anonymous brown eyed girl said...

they have the T train in boston. we certainly don't want to be like them. also, even though they claim to be building it, when i see it, i'll believe it. third of all, before we get a freaking second aveune line, we need a cross town train. because the bus is a bitch. then, we a better brooklyn/queens train. the G is way slow and takes way too long. how about extending the M to that it hits 71st ave in forest hills? And maybe have the 3 run into the A. Last but not least, my great grandfather wrote a letter to hthe city back in like the 1930s or something, and they promised him a subway that went DOWN utica ave. my family has yet to see this. not that i've put any thought what-so-ever, into this whole subway line thing.

Friday, November 18, 2005 9:36:00 AM  

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Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

I remember seeing an MTA map that included the yet to be built 2nd Ave line- i'm pretty sure the train was called the T and the color was light-blue.

It also showed the Q train continuing past it's current final stop on 57th and 7th and connecting with the 2nd ave line and heading north till 125th street.

Sunday, November 27, 2005 12:26:00 AM  

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Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

Ah, I found the map. Here's the link.

http://mta.info/capconstr/sas/pdf/overview8_18_03.pdf

Sunday, November 27, 2005 12:27:00 AM  

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