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  2. The list has been established. Good luck people
  3. The IRT built Nevins St Lower Level as a provision for a Manhattan Bridge Connection and a Lafayette Ave line, where would the Lafayette Ave line have gone?
  4. What they are not saying are: the service (TPH) levels that CBTC will make possible; the service levels they plan to operate with CBTC; the service levels they currently operate; the service levels that are possible with the existing signal system; and the service levels predecessor agencies actually operated with this signal system.
  5. I would like to add the order has been extended and we will be getting an additional 30 units. Order will end at 7905.
  6. I was reading the little pieces of paper taped onto the express buses about the fare increases, and it said any old unlimited cards must be activated by Monday or they will not work after next week?! Did I read that correcly? My unlimited cycle ends on Wednesday, and I refilled my card before the hike, so will it only work for half the week? If so, I want a refund!
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  8. This is true. We stayed mainly along the B13 route. Some real nasty turns along the way. That's what I call a proving ground loool
  9. I have no idea what you are talking about since I never proposed to divert any routes. I never said anything about changing the current Q35. I was talking about a completely new route. And I am certainly not being counter productive with mass transit services. I stand by all my comments on this subject.
  10. Why are you copying and pasting my post? lol edit: not to mention posting it in multiple threads...
  11. This is all just speculation. Due to CBTC in the first 5 years of the FF plan, the is bound to get NTTs. The and will not have CBTC within the first 5 years, so the theory has been that there will be a whole switcheroo and the / will get R68s.
  12. As of today 5213-5214,5234 are out of service from Quill
  13. You drive good today, I was in the same bus with you lol
  14. If I was the MTA, I would run the R42s on low usage route. I think the best place for them would be on the Rockaway Park . That way you can put some R46 on the main line and the R42s can do there little Runs on the Rockaway Shuttle.
  15. Seeing as there are already (visible) provisions for it, this makes sense.
  16. Its not really an R179 discussion, so I quoted it here. Once QBL gets CBTC fully implemented, there wouldnt be a need for the to receive NTTs, as it doesnt run along QBL currently. However, the plan for the to receive NTTs was due to the shutdown, as the would have gotten 480' (8-car) trains for the / to deal with the boost in ridership. As of right now, there isnt any plans for the to get NTTs, but the assumption is when the R211s start arriving, the will be getting the 480' trains that currently running on the .
  17. that would be an unnecessary waste of money. They need to stop retrofitting older buses with newer amentities. The new ones being delivered, however, should feature the newest technology.
  18. Where did the MTA say the will be getting R211s, and the Option order for the /? Link to the source please and thanks. Its not about where they are needed really, as MTA can shuffle the fleet however they like. However, when Option order #2 comes, it would make sense to send most of those trains to CI for an increased spare factor, as the base order and Option order #1 would mostly cover all the 32/42/46s that need to retired.
  19. Were they shut down in 1975 because they weren't in the middle of the station or was their another reason? In the MTA's world, "Security reasons" was the reason, although it doesn't explain much. The mystery is quite intriguing, especially since there aren't any pics depicting the actual elevators other than the stairwells and the passageway. Case in point: here and here!
  20. Not sure yet, but I believe that NG's from QV, KB, YUK and GH will go to depots that are retiring the RTS buses now such as MJQ and FB.
  21. In thinking about the and its interlining I came up with several different ways to split it: Option 1: A new tunnel is built between Whitehall and Hoyt-Schermerhorn via State Street. The tracks would connect to the outer Hoyt tracks right after the diamond crossover at Court (the NYTM would remain open as relocation would be expensive and a stop between Hoyt and Whitehall would be avoided to speed up runtimes). The following pattern would take effect: splits RPK/FRock express in Brooklyn; local in Manhattan; runs to Lefferts rerouted to 96th/125th unchanged rerouted to Astoria (so Astoria-Euclid) 179th or FHills - Whitehall or City Hall lower (would be reactivated with the 2 western tracks in use) now operates on QBL 7 days a week and from 6am-12am; late-night service runs to Essex skip-stop eliminated Bowery/Canal- Bay Ridge Option 2: The tracks that currently connect the Brighton line to the Montague tracks right by DeKalb are removed with new tracks built in place that connect to the just before Lafayette Avenue. Once these tracks are complete the 4th local-tunnel tracks would merge split earlier so diamond crossovers could be put in to maintain a connection between Brighton and Montague. The service pattern would be the same for the while the would be eliminated. Option 2 is much cheaper and easier, however, you would still interline service which could limit the to either 15 or 20 tph based on how much service Bay Ridge would get. The other option would be to turn trains at Atlantic but that would be fiercely opposed and be an operational nightmare.
  22. There are only 4 480' (8-car) R211 trains coming in Option 2. If it was 10 or more 8-car trains in the order, I would agree with you they would be heading to the . Im highly skeptical these 4-car R211s will make their way to ENY with the amount of trains ENY already has, and the minimal impact 4 R211 trains will make in the 's current fleet. The idea of ordering B cars to expand 480' (8-car) train to 600' (10-car) trains has been brought up time and time again. Until there is a contract/plan put forth by the MTA with a company for more B cars, let the idea die. Its not going to happen. So because the R143s are about to be 20 and have a low MDBF they should be kicked off the ? Really? While it is good to keep the fleet young for maintenance purposes, MTA isn't going to shuffle the fleet like this. Like I said, there are only 4 480' R211 trains. Not enough to make a dent in the fleet for the . The only lines that most likely will have 480' trains in the future are the /, , , and possibly the . ENY or CI will house the 4-car sets, however I see it being more likely that CI will hold them for service on the .
  23. I'm list number 4xx I got called down, on the 1st for the drug test and paperwork resubmission as this is my second go, and still, haven't heard anything back yet. Very strange since there were only 4 people under my list number there from what I recall.
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