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    #599915 FINALLLLYY....

    Posted by KNIGHTRIDER3:16 on 24 October 2012 - 09:25 PM

    It's been awhile but I havent lost my step
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    #577959 Major Equipment Swap... XD40s & LFS

    Posted by Acela Express on 31 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

    WHAT THE f**k ARE YOU SERIOUS, HELL NO, IM GOING TO THE COMUNTTY Leaders board and im complaining , this is BULLSHIT, I know UP don't want the LFS, but QV doesn't want em ether, they can't FIT people f**king morons I swear, QV had most of the LFS garbage on the Q1 and 88

    You don't have a girl, do you...
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    #551464 To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth…XD60s Come To NYC!

    Posted by The Real on 01 July 2012 - 08:59 PM


    Blog Post: http://ttmg.org/blog...0s-come-to-nyc/

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    #444713 MTA Bus Operations Fleet & Depots

    Posted by East New York on 03 August 2011 - 09:03 PM

    mta.pngBus Operations is the surface transit division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York), created in 2008 to consolidate all bus operations operated by the MTA. The BO fleet consists of over 5,900 buses of various types and models for fixed-route service, providing service in New York City, the western edge of Nassau County and the city of Yonkers. BO is not currently publicly used as a brand.

    The current public brands are: (MTA) New York City Bus, & (MTA) Bus.
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    Note: Effective January 1, 2012 the MTA ended it's service contract with Nassau County. The new bus service; Nassau Inter-County Express, (NICE) is operated under a new contract by Veolia Transportation. www.nicebus.com

    NICE Fleet Roster


    Last Update 7/27/15

    Local & Express Bus Fleets

    All Confirmed Current & Proposed Orders
    300 Prevost X3-45 Commuter Coaches (Delivery in progress)
    393 New Flyer XD40 "Xcelsior" Buses (Delivery in progress)
    414 NovaBus LFS Buses (Delivery in progress)
    389 Cummins Diesel Engines (Pilot in service, pending further evaluation, funding & award)

    127 New Flyer XD60 Articulated "Xcelsior" Buses (Delivery delayed pending new audit inspections)

    230 Low Floor Articulated 60 foot buses (To Be Awarded Summer 2015)

    628 Remaining Low Floor Standard 40 foot bus options (420 to be accelerated & awarded immediately)


    Regular Line-Haul Fleet (New procurement)

    2014-16 Prevost X3-45 Commuter Coach : 45 foot high floor Diesel express coach

    • 2490-2789 (NYCT)
    • 2490-2559 Charleston Depot
    • 2560-2684 Yukon Depot
    • 2685-2733 Castleton Depot
    • 2734-2789 Meredith Depot

    2014-16 New Flyer XD40: 40 low floor Diesel transit coach

    • 7090-7482 (NYCT/MTABC)
    • 7090-7139 East New York Depot
    • 7140-7192 Ulmer Park Depot
    • 7193-7254 Grand Avenue Depot
    • 7255-7303 Fresh Pond Depot
    • 7304-7365 Flatbush Depot
    • 7366-7437 Casey Stengel Depot
    • 7438-7482 LaGuardia Depot

    2014-16 NovaBus LFS : 40 low floor Diesel transit coach

    • 8090-8503 (NYCT)
    • 8090-8119 East New York Depot
    • 8120-8178 Jamaica Depot
    • 8179-8219 Charleston Depot
    • 8220-8256 Yukon Depot
    • 8257-8279 Queensvillage Depot
    • 8280-8320 Gun Hill Depot
    • 8321-8360 Kingsbridge Depot
    • 8361-8383 Jamaica Depot*
    • 8384-8449 Castleton Depot
    • 8450-8474 Charleston Depot*
    • 8475-8503 Yukon Depot*

    2015-16 New Flyer XD60: 60 low floor Diesel articulated transit coach

    Pilot #5364 delivered. Delivery delayed up to 60 days pending new audit inspections.

    • 5364-5438 (MTABC) 
    • 5364-5391 John F. Kennedy Depot
    • 5392-5438 Baisley Park Depot
    • 5439-5491 LaGuardia Depot

    2005-2006/2009-2010 Orion VII Hybrid conversion to standard diesel power : 389 buses
    Pilot delivered and accepted #3563 (program pending evaluation, and (MTABC) Capitol Projects 2015-2019)


    Upcoming order, deliveries & demonstrations. (Months shown reflect current award or project "due by" date.)


    • Award 230 *** (options for 301Articulated Buses. Procurement delayed, schedule & TA depot assignments TBA. The order terms and specifications have changed, and have been delayed several times. Expected summer 2015. 
    • Award 388 engines for conversion of Hybrid buses to standard diesel power. (Pending MTABC-2015)
    • Award 628 standard (revised options) 40 foot buses (NYCT) to either New Flyer or Nova (Active Options for an additional 420 pending. 72 options were exercised and awarded to New Flyer)
    • Award 138 standard (options for 125) 40 foot CNG powered buses (NYCT-2015)


    • Accept and demo test NovaBus LFS CNG (Status unknown)
    • Accept and demo test New Flyer XN40 (Pending)
    • Accept and demo test BYD Electric (Pending 3rd testing)


    *** Articulated award was pushed back a year and a half to allow the New Flyer XD60 to be evaluated for up to one full year, and for optional configuration LFSA's to be evaluated. This has now moved into the 2 year range. The procurement had been delayed yet again, with award originally expected around April 2015. That has now been moved up to December 2014. 75 Buses have now been awarded to New Flyer for MTA Bus Company, and are not reflected in these numbers.

    Note: Dates of award, delivery schedule, depot assignments, and technical details all subject to change. All information will be updated accordingly.


    See The Bus Test & Evaluation Program thread for up to date information on all new bus, configuration, and component testing projects for Department of Buses.


    Depots (Major Projects Only)

    Starting this past January (2015), several bus depots in all 5 boroughs had begun or continued in-house rehabs to modernize the facilities, increase productivity, and lower costs.

    East New York - Currently in the planning stage is a brand new state-of-the-art facility for the merged bus operations of NYCTA and MTABC. The new building will be located and constructed at the East New York Bus Depot site, which currently serves as MTA's Surface Transit Operations Headquarters. This facility will feature brand new bus dispatch capabilities which will be merged with MTABC, as all buses across the fleet will have their radios replaced for one common system. This will begin the much awaited official merger of New York City Transit's TA and OA divisions with that of MTA Bus Company. All buses will also have their fare-boxes replaced for units that will be common to both Transit and Bus Co.

    Jamaica - Construction of the new Jamaica Depot is now in the first phase of planning. These discussions include the finalization of the location, the acquisition of property, site preparation, and the overall design of the new depot. The official project completion date is not known as the planning has just begun.It is now being said that the existing depot will be demolished, and a new expanded building will be replaced in the current location along with newly purchased property adjacent to lot to facilitate expansion

    Mother Clara Hale - The new Mother Clara Hale depot has re-opened as a Manhattan Division facility. It is a state of the art depot which currently operates the M1, M7, M15SBS, and M35 bus routes.

    Read More : mta.info

    Discuss: Hale Depot Thread

    Older posts in this thread are subject to removal in order to keep this thread condensed at all times.

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    #656348 Scared D train

    Posted by Mr Railfan on 11 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

    I found this short movie pretty funny and thought i would share: 




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    #675167 Transit Memes

    Posted by mtattrain on 15 May 2013 - 11:48 PM


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    #645846 R-110A Coming Back

    Posted by Dan05979 on 14 February 2013 - 02:43 AM

    There making a comeback after 21 years but not for the passengers. Converting them into Pump Trains @ 207 Street shop.


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    #552917 EXCLUSIVE: R188 7811 at Kawasaki Plant in Yonkers! - PHOTOS

    Posted by Dj Hammers on 04 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

    Passed by this on the way home today from the city, take a look...
    R188 7811:
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    #603795 Weird

    Posted by overclocked on 01 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

    I have a feeling we won't see something like this in a long time. Meanwhile enjoy.

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    #602441 Anyone up for a swim on Avenue U (N)?

    Posted by peacemak3r on 29 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

    Friend posted this on facebook just recently.

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    #596425 Shots: M@BSTOA XD - 41 [XD60 #4710 on the Bx41]

    Posted by mark1447 on 15 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

    The Bad B0y is 0utzzzz! Dont worry about the timing... That can be figured out... But it is 0utz. Just Enjoy and happy hunting =)!

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    #574190 Orion 05.501 Renumber *CHOW* *Screeeeeeeeeeeeetch*

    Posted by The Real on 22 August 2012 - 09:34 PM


    Has BEEN kiboshed

    The 6000-Series Orion 05.501s will remain as they are. The new Nova Bus fleet numbers are now set to be #5770-5999, 1290-1387.

    OH, and there is a spec change in the seats on the 1290 and up batch.

    That is all...
    (I told you guys the MTA changes their minds like MOST of us change our underwear....DAILY!)
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    #607214 The big boys are finally here...

    Posted by Acela Express on 10 November 2012 - 01:52 AM

    ... at Flatbush.
    3 LFSAs were transferred from Quill this evening - 5827, 5830, and another LFSA.

    From what I was told, the Far Rockaway branch of the A train will be down for the next 6 months to undergo repairs from devastation of Hurricane Sandy. They will be running shuttle buses to and from the Rockaways from selected depots, with Flatbush being the closest for access to the Rockaways from Brooklyn.

    We're expected to have 3 more later on tomorrow (Saturday).
    And I heard we're to have a total of 20, for now. I'll find out more as I hear it.

    Training starts this weekend; I'll be taking one of the classes before my run starts Sunday evening.

    edit: I'll try to get in early for some pics in backyard with all 6 LFSAs, if possible.
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    #562047 The Throwies Series, Part 1: TMC

    Posted by The Real on 27 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

    Hello everyone,

    This is the beginning of a series of photos I will be posting back from when I was a teen and first started shooting bus photos with disposable and point & shoot 35mm cameras, before digital..back when you didn't know if you F$&#ed up a photo until AFTER you spent your money developing the roll of flim (God the hobby was so much more expensive back then). So sit back and Enjoy!

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    #618693 R188 C Car

    Posted by R33WF on 11 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

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    #582127 Farewell

    Posted by overclocked on 11 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

    Its time to focus on what is important.

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    Panning experiment

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    #558505 It's (C)razy

    Posted by Daniel The Cool on 18 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

    Caught it again. (E) njoy.
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    #627985 No. 7 line short for Lunar New Year

    Posted by Snowblock on 03 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

    Everybody is talking like there wont be ANY subway service that weekend. Change at Queensboro Plaza
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    #589388 R68A (C) Train EXCLUSIVE

    Posted by Daniel The Cool on 29 September 2012 - 11:08 PM

    R68A © Train Foam. Enjoy
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    #564417 Straphangers: Q line the best (surprise!), the C is the worst (again)

    Posted by Guest on 01 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

    I swear, Strappies exists solely to point out the bleeding obvious. Let's go through this line by line, shall we?

    Breakdown percentages: E is the best, C is the worst. Oh I can't imagine why that is. Surely it has nothing to do with the fact that the former's cars are less than five years old while the latter's date back to the Johnson administration.

    Cleanliness: The 1 is the best, the C is the worst. First off, what constitutes as heavy dirt? Does that solely mean trash on the trains or does that include graffiti, scratchitti, etc. as well? Because if it does, again, 50 year old cars.

    Chance of getting a seat: R is the best, 5 is the worst. Well, of course you have a better chance of getting a seat on the R. Most folks bail the R at the first chance they get, either for the E or F on Queens Blvd or the N on 4th Avenue or Broadway. Then to compare it to the 5-line? One of the most used lines in the system? One of the only lines that serves the east side of Manhattan? Come on, of course it's going to be crowded.

    Service Intervals: 6 is the best, C is the worst. Again, no duh. Between the Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park trains, the 6 runs the tightest headways in the system. Again because it's one of the only lines serving the east side and the only local on the east side. The C's headways are in part due to the age of its running fleet. The line needs a lot of spares, which limits the amount of trains you can schedule without having to drop some of them. Then there's the question of whether the C needs to run even close to the amount of trains the 6 does anyway.

    Announcements: 4 and Q tied for best, 7 is the worst. Again, I'm absolutely floored that the new techs beat out the older fleet for clear station announcements.

    All in all, I get that they need to do something for these state of the subways things, but my goodness, can they at least try to bring something new to the table?
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