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  1. 17 points
    I'm just waiting for the day when the and are entirely R46s and R68s, so that you complain about how the stranded you in Astoria or Midtown, and everyone else can have a good laugh at the idiocy.
  2. 16 points
    That is ridiculous. There is more important issues such as lack of elevators, terrible working environments etc and you're going to sue the agency over the car assignments? Yeah something is wrong with that.
  3. 15 points
    https://new.mta.info/r42retirement Rest In Peace.
  4. 13 points
    RIP to legendary train photographer and photo collector Joe Testagrose, just read the news of his death. I remember going on nycsubway.org in the late-2000s as a kid seeing his photos of long gone trains from past decades. I never get tired of looking at them to this day still. Joe's photos will live on for future generations to come. He will never be forgotten. 😞
  5. 12 points
    Just let it die already... Whine all you want, sue the MTA, hell, go down with pickets and march outside of 2 Broadway. They're still putting them in Coney Island Yard whether you like it or not. Astoria will be getting CBTC in the next five years, so you're guaranteed your tech trains back in due time. Plus, the R46s should be retired by then, so it's not even that big of an issue. Sheesh!
  6. 12 points
    Thank You. We went from the worst system to a fully functioning system that has problems, but is doing way better than the 1980s. We don't have to worry about flickering lights, Lots of violence, very filthy, and unsafe conditions anymore. But Some LCD that don't work? Come on man. 90% of riders know where the train is going. Its either going to Astoria or to Brooklyn. If the LCDs are messed up. Look at the map, or better yet their damn phones and look where its going. These new rail fans (2010 and up) don't know how to act when they see a different car type on a line. Back in the days, most subway lines had more than one car type running on the same line. But now when a swap happens, they want to sue the MTA? Get out of here. A city as tough as New York, we made through the worst of the 70s and 80s. These new generations think they should have the latest and greatest, but fail to realize that in the 80s, you'd be lucky to ride a train that was clean ON THE INSIDE, not even the outside. If TEMPORARILY moving R46s to means better service (which will help way more people). Hell yeah the swap should happen. The same with the . The R142As to the (which is one of the most busiest lines) helps the Flushing Line run better. But all these kids see is that their Automated Announcements and Blue seats go away, and complain to MTA that the R46s are falling apart and that service is terrible. Falling apart? Did you forget the rusty brown roofs on the R38s, R40M/R42s. Did you forget the Frame rotting R44s. That's falling apart. Some R46s at there worst are dirty on the exterior with broken LCDs. But falling apart? My rant is over but damn man, this why I like the older members here because they keep it real and see things from the bigger picture. While younger fans lose their cool when a swap happens and nitpick literally everything. Let's see what ridiculous comments we'll hear next.🤦‍♂️
  7. 12 points
    High School and Junior High Schoolers: DO NOT CUT CLASS!
  8. 11 points
    I mean this is a railfan forum...
  9. 11 points
    Lol, I don't know why everyone is seriously replying about that school thing. If you got time, you got time. If you're cutting school, then probably you've been cutting school anyway; school wouldn't help now.
  10. 10 points
    I was lucky enough to say thank you one more time to Byford and Tomlin today outside 2 Broadway and was in the car with many other people and Byford on his last trip as NYCT President, and left the car with him. We will likely never see a leader like him again. What he has accomplished in two years is remarkable, and we should all be appreciative of all the work that he has done. I hope more of the people on the forum, especially the younger users who haven't already started their careers learn from Byford and follow his lead. Just being a railfan doesn't cut it. You need to work hard, be a leader, be active, and be willing to listen to others. Today should be Andy Byford Day, and his home station, 33rd Street should be renamed in his honor.
  11. 10 points
    For the love of god. stop spamming this thread...
  12. 10 points
    You guys wanna NOT roast @darkstar8983 and just move onto another “Subway Random Thought”? I’d definitely appreciate it since I’m still figuring out how all these new buttons work.
  13. 10 points
    Damn man, we got a punk ass society. New York had to deal with the 70s and 80s with graffiti, filthyness and neglect. Now in 2020, we got brothers raising hell over some LCD signs. You don't have to like the R46. But trust me people had Real complaints back in the day. Not nitpicking every malfunctioning LCD sign.
  14. 10 points
    You're more than welcome to criticize what the MTA tends to do or whatever, just stop sounding extremely immature about it.
  15. 10 points
    Wow, this might actually be the most stupid thing I've read all day. And that's saying a lot, considering I've been keeping up with the posts in this thread.
  16. 10 points
  17. 10 points
    Or it’s that as Byford fixed the system, Andy’s neglect gets exposed. Look at how Safe Seconds was more effective at clearing delays than the SAP. The former was Byford doing what @RR503 advocated - managing the system effectively for service improvements, while the SAP was “years of pain for eventual relief”. When you’re an egomaniac, not getting the positive headlines makes you crazy.
  18. 9 points
    You're fine. This Richard Lewis dude is mad annoying...
  19. 9 points
  20. 9 points
    Cuomo, Trump, Giuliani, Bloomberg, Boss Tweed, Malliotakis, Robert Moses, Spitzer - must be the water because it seems like a lot of mediocre NYers with ginormous egos get elected or appointed to important positions and then do dumb stuff.
  21. 9 points
  22. 9 points
    You deserve to be roasted for your asinine posts.
  23. 9 points
    The best moment on the R42 was a special message (announced at 88 St) from Andy Byford himself. Thanking you all for riding this final run of the R42 subway car with the NY Transit Museum.
  24. 9 points
  25. 9 points
    Good to hear from you again. I guess you have seen the posts about the R179’s and the comparisons with some older fleets. I don’t know where this misinformation begins. I remember R62 and R62a design flaws. The Vapor door key replacement program comes to mind. The R62a sealed beam problem stemming from the electric portions supposedly related to the car washes. The R142 traction and braking problems, especially in sleet-like conditions where the train struggled to make the climb from 149-3rd to Jackson Avenue, or did it’s own thing from Dyre to Morris Park when the ground was frozen. Let’s not forget about the overly sensitive door mechanism on the R142a cars on the line. Every afternoon around 3pm s/b trains would be delayed by school kids who interfered with the doors so much CED had to cut down on the sensitivity of the recycling circuit. So much for the testing program. Same thing happened down at Flatbush Avenue when ConEd did their power shedding into the subway system and the R142 cars would shutdown because they weren’t calibrated for it and sensed an overload. The cars I mentioned had already passed the testing program. Bombardier or Kawasaki may put their name on the finished car but it’s NYCT who specs, tests, and accepts the products. There’s enough blame to spread around, today and in the past. Just my observation though. Carry on.
  26. 9 points
    I saw that too and I had to laugh. I used to stop on the express track in emergency situations. I had a TSS who would ride with me every day and he told me that it wasn’t authorized. He was always so afraid of things that I had to reassure him that I had his back. It helped to have people in authority who would back us up, active or retired. Our General Superintendent told him and the Deputy Line Superintendents that it was okay after my C/R and I took him to the station and showed him how the conductor’s board on the regular downtown local track aligned with the non-existent board on the express. Why force southbound passengers to backtrack to Dyre when those situations occur ? It never made sense to me. By rule my conductor and I weren’t supposed to do that but we had authorization from a higher authority who made the call. It’s a shame that it took this much time for this to be made official. Common sense, right? Just my take. Carry on.
  27. 8 points
    @RR503 finally, someone put money where their mouth is and pulled up the facts. Now maybe we will stop having people claiming the R46s can't hold a schedule on the or whatever such nonsense was happening!
  28. 8 points
    I didn't even finish page 60 of this thread and all this bs about moving all R160s out of Jamaica because R160s can't use the CBTC on 8th av has me like:
  29. 8 points
    There is no point in arguing with him, because he is just your angry foamer that is upset that his favorite trains are being moved off his lines. His reasons don't make sense either. Back before the R160's came to the N,Q and W lines, all the trains that use to operate on those lines were R40s, R42s and R68s. The R46's in 2020 still have a much higher MDBF than the R40s and R42s did before they got replaced over 10 years ago but of course the R46s are so problematic and they cause delays. They are older now than the R40s and R42s that got retired about 10-14 years ago and the R46s still are doing alright. Then he shows that tweet about a train being taken out of service due to mechanical problems but I was on a R160 (M) very recently that had to be taken out of service because of an issue with the doors. Issues like that occur all the time on lines with NTT's so I don't really know what he is trying to prove. With some people you just can't argue with them, you just have to let them look foolish.
  30. 8 points
    imo This is just a wait and see thing. Its gonna be extremely hard running the with no spares and with the running every 15 mins if there isn't enough trains. @VIP alot of credible people on that R42 last run were talking about it, Trust Me I rather them be wrong and all of this be speculation. Even if they go with this plan, it will backfire real bad. the being mixed length trains was and will be a disaster. they're just better off making the 100% R179's and sending 50 R32's to ENY with 60 staying at 207th for the . them getting rid of the R32's will hurt they system more than helping it knowing the issues with the R179's. by the time all of those issues are resolved, the R211's will already be entering service.
  31. 8 points
    While it is his opinion to favor a certain car type is one thing. But to habitually let trains pass to specifically avoid a car type that will make up the majority of the train fleet is childish. He paid his $2.75, so he can wait all day if he wants. But the time wasted for something so insignificant is truly mind boggling. That's like calling an Uber and then canceling the ride because the driver showed up in a Honda instead of a BMW. That's basically what he's doing.
  32. 8 points
    Wandering back into a thread after a month, aside from the fact your post was kinda rude to him when he had a legit question, doesn’t not really make you look good. Smart thing to do is nothing.
  33. 8 points
    New assignments effective 2/7 as follows; - 7 R32 consists during the rush; 6 R179, and assorted R46 and 1 R68 [PM only] fill out remaining trains. - 9 R179 & 9 R46 during the AM, 9 R179 & 8 R46 during the PM
  34. 8 points
    Heavy on the makeup or not, Ali's looking like a whole snack to me right now.... Anyway, this is what happens when you amass a collective of misfits in one of the busiest parts of the entire city.... There's standing for a cause, and then there's carrying yourself like a bunch of god damn miserable, unfulfilled, knuckle dragging fu**in knuckleheads with nothing better to do than showcase their collective IQ points of any single subway line they ended up unlawfully gaining access to last night - And yes, this includes the "lettered" lines, which have a numerical value of ZERO. #freelancingdidntworkout #myhandismygirl #thefishmarketsthatway # ismokeaboutapackaday #meowmeowmeowmeow #iranoutofsnackpacks #thatcrayonstoodeep #vapeordie #roomeez4life Jackasses..... Every single person that showed their natural ass last night.
  35. 7 points
    All that's happening in that board clip is that the board member is slightly misreading the chart. The chart says that by 2023, the 32s and 42s will be gone. That should be obvious according to any plan, 179s and 211s together could do that. The board member is saying shouldn't the cars be retired earlier? And the answer to that is again yes, the 42s were always expected to be retired once the 179 fleet had entered consistent service. The remark about 'phased out' is not the same as 'retired.' Going down to 110 R32s is phasing the cars out; as in, phases. That's a phase done for the first quarter of 2020. I'm yet to see evidence that the entire R32 fleet will be retired Q1 2020, and if anything that board material just proves that the MTA's only goal is to have them fully retired by 2023.
  36. 7 points
    Hey mods can we have a post purge here to clean up the spamming on the thread? Thank you. @Deucey @Lance
  37. 7 points
    ....I can tell you've never been on the line. Speed limits at that part of NJ is over 50mph(55 I think). Buses doing 15 below that is unsafe along a high-speed roadway and can create hazards for other motorists. The police had every right to pull them over.
  38. 7 points
    Damn, y'all best get on some blood pressure medication because the amount of salt in here is too damn high. Anyways, I made a... different MTA map, and I was wondering what y'all think. (Yes, stuff like wheelchair accessibility is missing, and there are some misspelled or misplaced station names, but I'll correct it when I correct it.
  39. 7 points
    Those of you who don't have the facts to back up your claims about certain types of car equipment having impacts on certain lines shouldn't comment as if you do. It's an unnecessary waste of everybody's time and computer bandwidth. As these charts show, actual runtimes are down vs 2019, even when you limit the analysis to just the PM rush. I don't doubt that the R46s are having 3-10s adverse impacts on dwell times at busier stations and maybe are slowing some express runs slightly, but those impacts seem to be trivial in the face of the general downwards trend in runtimes.
  40. 7 points
    There's an R46 rn where the rollsign is set to the line on the northern end..
  41. 7 points
    They will never have an idea of the system at that time in the 80's...Foamers today would be scared of the system back then...I mean SCARED...
  42. 7 points
    Vision Zero is a big reason for the lights being out of sync. Either that or they plaster a street with red light cameras or speed cameras provided there's a school within a quarter-mile radius. While the point of that entire initiative was to reduce traffic deaths and traffic overall, it also causes a lot of other things to suffer. Most folks aren't going to take not driving sitting down. I would love NOT to drive my car all the time but because of where I currently live and the only method of getting anywhere is one bus that doesn't even run 24 hours, I'm assed out.
  43. 7 points
    I think "I will sue the MTA" and this comment win comment of the year, and it's not even March yet 😂😂
  44. 7 points
    46s are worse than the 68s if you know your trains properly, unlike foamers....
  45. 7 points
    If y'all were on top of your board meetings, you would have known this swap was happening when the contract for CBTC installation on trains went out years ago and the number of R160s getting upgrades added up to the number of R160s on the + the number of R160s at both Jamaica and CIY (at the time of award)... I don't know why this is causing such a big uproar right now.
  46. 7 points
    The group that I am a part of, ACCESS, Accessing Currently Closed Entrances to Subway Stations has made a lot of progress in the last year. First, the Dan Rivoli NY1 story, Second, the request from the Comptroller for more information from the MTA about closed entrances. Now, this! We had been hoping that the MTA would choose ADA stations with closed exits, and it is amazing that Nostrand Avenue was chosen as an additional ADA station. CB3 in Brooklyn has done an exceptional job pushing for the reopening of the entrance! It would be great to also reopen the Arlington Place entrances, but this is a great start. If anyone else is interested in joining ACCESS, which meets once a month on a Sunday, typically at the beginning of the month. If anyone has more questions about ACCESS or closed entrances respond here or PM me. I also heard this through the grapevine, but Ben Kabak made it public, so I can share it:
  47. 7 points
    I would say look on the bright side, but the NBA is just as much of a joke as the MTA is nowadays.....
  48. 7 points
  49. 7 points
  50. 7 points
    Yeah, I goofed up just like they did with the redesign😅 Almost done lol.
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