Sorry, couldn’t help myself. On with the point.
There’s an underground movement afoot to get the V line extended to Brooklyn, and to restore express service to Brooklyn on the F line. I have to say, I agree with much of the frustration.
The F line is super crammed with riders during peak travel time, and it doesn’t have to be. There’s a line of express tracks sitting there literally rotting away because they aren’t being used. There was even a plan put together back in 2003.
Meanwhile, the V train is virtually empty at all times, but it does not extend into Brooklyn. It stops on the LES. So, it conceivably continue onto the F line tracks. Meanwhile, the F train could use the currently unused express tracks.
This would shift much of the load off the F train and onto the barely used V train. Seems fairly logical, and probably would not be that expensive to renovate the infrastructure to allow the changes.
But of course, it would have to make it’s way though the bureaucracy.