Good-bye, W


The MTA is bracing for extreme budget cuts this year with a planned "doomsday scenario," so that employees and commuters will be prepared for the worst. The plan will be unveiled to board members on Thursday, according to the Daily News, and will include these possible scenarios:

• W and Z lines shut down completely.

• No more express J-train service, makes all local stops.

• G line nearly halved with the northern terminal being Court Square, Long Island City, Queens, at all times. No more service from Court Square to Forest Hills.

• M line halved, making stops only between Metropolitan Ave., Queens, and Broad St., Manhattan.

• B line trains arrive every 10 minutes weekends, up from 8 minutes.

• Scheduled gaps between all trains running between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. increased to 30 minutes from 20 minutes.

• Less frequent trains from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — system-wide so that trains carry more passengers: 125% of the seating capacity, up from current guideline of 100%.

Okay, folks. Think about your commute and how this will affect you. Trains already crowded to capacity as it is? Waits already interminable to get to outer boroughs late at night? Please, enlighten us in the comments.

MTA's planned cuts include everything from station agents to entire train lines [NYDN]