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  2. R179 Discussion Thread

    The mechanics are pretty much in line with earlier NTT classes. Besides design and cosmetics id say it's still in the NTT family. If history serves as a guide the R40's and R42's were radically different at the time but there were still mechanically similar to the R10-38 classes SMEE family. The R179 has some new Tech like VLAN and train controls over ethernet pretty big departure from the 142/43 & 60 Classes it's still in the NTT ranks. R211 isn't to far off.
  3. Timers: Methods and Malfunctions

    9.02(b) THEY MUST TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION FOR THE SAFETY OF THEIR TRAINS AND CUSTOMERS. WHEN A TRAIN IS IN MOTION THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFE RUNNING RESTS ENTIRELY UPON THE TRAIN OPERATOR. This is how they can hang a T/O for almost anything.
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  5. Rockaway Beach Branch

    Of course it can be used, the Local tracks have capacity and it would reduce the delay into 71st Ave. In the peak of rush hour there is congestion on the Express tracks, so the people can just stay on the local and may get to their destination quicker.
  6. R211 Discussion Thread

    If the staff summary says they didn't bid, then they didn't bid. The most likely explanation would be that with the ongoing merger, the companies deemed it unwise to take on such a large order with such a stringent delivery schedule.
  7. Timers: Methods and Malfunctions

    Are T/Os going to need dash cams now to combat signals? lol
  8. R179 Discussion Thread

    Confirmed and posted in the R211 discussion thread. No surprise there. Not to play semantics, but can we even consider the R211 part of the NTT family or is it an entirely new class? I know we've had this discussion before, but I'm curious especially now that we know roughly what they will look like and who will build them.
  9. Last of my stuff for sale

    If I can find the time, I’ll stop by.
  10. R211 Discussion Thread

    The Staff Summary implies that Alstom/Siemens did not bid at all on the R211, even if with Kawasaki (Alskaw or Siekaw). Can someone confirm/deny/explain?
  11. train via Sea Beach for me not super rare since I live by the Sea Beach via West End via Culver R160 train via West End and Sea Beach via Culver to 179th via West End (pre 2004) via West End (pre 2001) brown via original West End/4th Av/Montague pre 2004 pre 2010 pre 2003 Redbird trains pre 2001 via Sea Beach 9/11 time R68 train R44 train R46 during Sandy R110 B at the school in C.I yard R32/40 slant/42 train R32 tain R40 slant/mod train R32 train R38/R32 train R38 train NIS R62 to Atlantic/Barclays via 4th Ave switching tracks to Manhattan Bridge R46 train R42 and R40 slant train (late 90s) Once when I was 4 years old my brother was 7, he ran into a R68 train via West End at 71st in the late 90s I chased him down but didn't make it and he got lost on the so my mother told the MTA clerk and we got on a not in service full 8 car R68 to ourselves just to find my brother. (I was enjoying the whole thing of course.) We took it all the way to C.I and then back to Bay Pkwy, where we found him, the MTA was about to shut down the West End because of this but he was found at Bay Pkwy and got to chill with the train operators in the booth at Bay Pkwy and got money, watched TV and was fed a tuna fish sandwich. I was pissed about that lol!! (thinking I should have been the one to get lost) haha!
  12. April 2018 Schedule Changes

    For those on mobile devices or who cannot access the document, here are the changes: Weekday Additions AM Peak: B4: From every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes Bx5: From every 5 minutes to every 4 minutes Bx16: From every 6 minutes to every 5.5 minutes Bx33: From every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes Bx40/Bx42: From every 7 minutes to every 5.5 minutes M50: From every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes M11: From every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes Q3: From every 7 minutes to every 6 minutes Q12: From every 4.5 minutes to every 4 minutes Q13: From every 8 minutes to every 7 minutes Q24: From every 9 minutes to every 7 minutes S66: From every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes Midday: M103: From every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes S53: From every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes S93: From every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes PM Peak: B13: From every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes Bx5: From every 8 minutes to every 6 minutes Bx20: From every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes Q13: From every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes S74/84: From every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes S93: From every 10 minutes to every 9 minutes Evening: S93: From every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes Weekday Reductions AM Peak: B46 Local: From every 2.5 minutes to every 3 minutes Bx12 Local: From every 8 minutes to every 10 minutes Bx19: From every 5.5 minutes to every 6 minutes M104: From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes Q54: From every 4.5 minutes to every 5.5 minutes Q77: From every 6 minutes to every 7 minutes S78: From every 8 minutes to every 9 minutes Midday: B15: From every 7 minutes to every 8 minutes Bx12 Local: From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes Bx19: From every 8 minutes to every 9 minutes Bx34: From every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes M104: From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes Q54: From every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes S76: From every 12 minutes to every 15 minutes PM Peak: B41 LTD: From every 7 minutes to every 8 minutes B46 Local: From every 4.5 minutes to every 5.5 minutes Bx12 Local: From every 8 minutes to every 9 minutes Bx1 LTD: From every 7 minutes to every 8 minutes M50: From every 12 minutes to every 15 minutes Q12: From every 4.5 minutes to every 5.5 minutes Q24: From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes Q30: From every 6 minutes to every 8 minutes S53: From every 7 minutes to every 8 minutes S78: From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes Evening: B41 LTD: From every 7 minutes to every 8 minutes Bx19: From every 9 minutes to every 10 minutes Bx2: From every 9 minutes to every 10 minutes Bx33: From every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes M104: From every 12 minutes to every 15 minutes Q3: From every 12 minutes to every 15 minutes Q13: From every 9 minutes to every 10 minutes Q30: From every 9 minutes to every 10 minutes Q24: From every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes S53: From every 8 minutes to every 9 minutes Saturday Additions AM Peak: Bx19: From every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes Midday: N/A PM Peak: M35: From every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes Evening: M35: From every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes Saturday Reductions AM Peak: M22: From every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes Midday: Bx19: From every 7 minutes to every 8 minutes M42: From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes PM Peak: Bx17: From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes Bx19: From every 6 minutes to every 7 minutes Bx22: From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes M42: From every 8 minutes to every 9 minutes Evening: Bx19: From every 8 minutes to every 9 minutes M22: From every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes Sunday Additions PM Peak: M35: From every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes Sunday Reductions AM Peak: M22: From every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes Evening: M22: From every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes M35: From every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes
  13. R179 Discussion Thread

    Speaking of NTT. NY1 is saying that Kawasaki will build the r211s and that it will be a 1,600 car order.
  14. R211 Discussion Thread

    http://web.mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/180122_1400_CPOC.pdf http://web.mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/180122_1030_Transit.pdf
  15. Rockaway Beach Branch

    Actually, the Q52/Q53 are pretty damn fast. It is a stunning improvement. Yes. Every line has capacity outside of rush hour. But what is the point of building a connection that can't possibly be used in the peak or the shoulder?
  16. April 2018 Schedule Changes

    On page 152, it mentions that there's an appendix that shows the 3-legged bus transfers available, but I don't see that appendix attached. In any case, it looks like the S93 will be seeing consistent 20 minute headways during middays. Took them long enough to actually realize that (there were/are plenty of buses that were crushloaded or close to it during periods of 30 minute headways. Hopefully they adjust the Brooklyn-bound span a bit (the last bus currently leaves at 9:30PM arrives in Bay Ridge at 10:01PM, and then sits there until the 10:30PM trip. If they moved it 15-20 minutes later, it would accomodate most if not all of the late classes at CSI. Still better than 9:15PM I suppose). A slight decrease in overall weekday service for the S53 (though midday service is seeing a slight boost), which makes sense given the current route structure (i.e. No S83), since the S93 pretty much took all the Brooklyn-bound Concord (especially) and Sunnyside ridership from it. It mentions that the Bx20 currently operates every 30 minutes in the PM rush, but it appears to operate every 20 minutes according to the schedule. It looks like they're adding a couple of S66 trips in the morning, which is good since unfortunately, Victory Blvd traffic has gotten worse in recent years, so at least the extra frequency should make up for some of the waits on Grymes Hill. (I would say that it would be a good chance to realign the schedule so that it makes the ferry connections a bit smoother, but that traffic is so unpredictable that no matter how much cushion time you have, it'll always be hit-or-miss). There's some cuts to M22 weekend service, but additions to Bx5 rush hour service. On a side note, I wonder how this will work on Staten Island, since according to the other thread, it's supposed to be a combined winter/spring pick.
  17. Track Worker 3600 Hiring Process

    23rd for me too...good luck
  18. Last of my stuff for sale

    you people are friendlier than subchat.
  19. Rockaway Beach Branch

    The sucks We know that NYC Bus service slow. Try riding outside of rush hour
  20. R179 Discussion Thread

    R143's started it all! The 160's and 179's are both the copies!
  21. R179 Discussion Thread

    Ya'll have to remember that the R179's were always intended to look like R160 clones, or twins, because they were intended to finish what the R160's have started. In other words, they were meant to do what the 160's could not- replace the R32 and R42. And of course, since there's been multiple delays and the shutdown, they won't retire the remaining SMEES until after Canarsie. P.S. A little off topic, but I changed my name to @Coney Island Av because my old name, D to 96 St was a little too "generic."
  22. R179 Discussion Thread

    Kawasaki's assembly process and Q/A. Bombardier isn't even in the same league.
  23. Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    I hope all of you realize you do NOT get a vacation the ENTIRE first year of employment. Second year, I day for each full month worked up to a minimum of 10 days.
  24. R211 Discussion Thread

    Yep I don't disagree why I said "Especially after the results with CTA and MBTA" .
  25. R211 Discussion Thread

    Perhaps. But let them prove themselves first. This isn't the time for bringing new players to the table. As it is, as this order wraps up, we'll be looking at the replacements for the R62/As and R68/As. There will be plenty of work to go around, and by that point perhaps Bombardier will get out of the rut they're in.
  26. Variety Abound...

    Enjoy!
  27. Rockaway Beach Branch

    I've come to the point that RBB is not worth it at all at this point. I mean, Q52/53 bus service is 20 minutes to the . And the also would take another 20 mins to get to Manhattan. So you'd end up with 40 min- the same amount of time these hipsters expect to get to Midtown. The homes are no more than 10 min walking distance from the subway. But JFK had good subway access with a slew of buses and the , plus the AirTrain. LGA doesn't have this. Why don't we extend the over there rather than serve some folks that ain't thankful for the , plus the Q52/53 SBS. If this isn't enough, then why not increase bus service. Unless the Rockaways suddenly explodes in population and there is heavy demand, I don't think we should build it. Let's not argue and rehash the same thing over and over again. There are many more places in Eastern Queens that need subway access.
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