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  1. 4 points
    Lol at this "source".....quite a lot of us know who that is. No need to be cryptic about it, it's not even exclusive information anymore. Just say that it'll be in service and be done with it, no need to drag it on.
  2. 2 points
    Put them on the Franklin .
  3. 1 point
    7686, 7687 to EN 6123, 6125 MQ to FB 7711, 7714, 7715, 7718, 7720, 7721 to FP 7716, 7717, 7722, 7725 to GA 5539, 5549, 5554-5558, 5560, 5561, 5563 to GH 0011 NFI Aniston back to MQ via the service center. Specs are now finalized for the XE60’s. Please excuse double posts if there are any.
  4. 1 point
    Please note that hybrids do not have transmissions. What exactly are you hoping for? The assignments are already posted lol. They are going to quill and a couple will test out of “select depots” in all 5 boroughs. It’s mentions in the fleet review. Manufacturers are going to make what the market demands. They all currently offer some type of all-electric buses anyway. Yes NFI is New Flyer which owns MCI, and no this bus is all-Electric. Our current electric buses are duel-mode charging. Meaning they plug-in at the depot or fast charge along a route or with a mobile charger. All available electric vehicles are plug-in. Not many hybrids are plug-in at all. Only a few cars, but no buses.
  5. 1 point
    The source @Lawrence St is talking about is correct. The R179 will start service by then.
  6. 1 point
    It tells you what type of train it is, too (M3, M7).
  7. 1 point
    There's always a document on things like this. They're called "bullitens". If your T/O friend is confirming this as fact, it's probably from a bulliten. Which all train Crews are responsible for reading.
  8. 1 point
    We definitely don't have a maintenance efficiency problem...
  9. 1 point
    Yay, more money for consultants... This proposal needs to be left to die. Like now. That 7.2 million could be much better spent on bus lanes or service increases...
  10. 1 point
    I'll let Lewis Dodley from NY1 tell you:
  11. 1 point
    http://gothamist.com/2019/02/06/the_l_still_smells.php So theres been a strong fuel smell in the train tunnels in Williamsburg for days now and I'm supposed to believe that the MTA can properly mitigate silica dust in time for morning rush hour? Please for the love of god, go back to the old plan.
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  13. 1 point
    Can we PLEASE stop creating useless threads and digging up old ones, it starting to get annoying! You could have easily asked this in 3 pinned threads that already exist!!
  14. 1 point
    Alright, bear with me, but this is going to get real crayon-y. BRONX: Swap the and . This Pelham Line cuts from Westchester > 163rd > Westchester. This WPR stays on Southern. Hunts Point Av is a major transfer station on the scale of Jackson Heights. Lexington Av Local - to Wakefield and to Dyre. Lexington Av Express - to Woodlawn and to BPK. Seventh Av Express - to Parkchester and express to PBP. WESTERN QUEENS/NORTH OF MIDTOWN: 60th St tunnel is four tracks. Flushing line is four tracks. They're connected and the entire thing is BMT. Local tracks take over the Whitestone Branch to Malba. Express tracks terminate at Broadway LIRR. 42nd St Line goes to Astoria. 53rd St is four tracks the entire length. The Sixth Avenue Line becomes the Queens Blvd local tracks. All four tracks head under Broadway, there is no express diversion via Northern. 63rd St does not exist in this timeline. Crosstown line terminates at a lower level of Queens Plaza. Queensboro Plaza and Queens Plaza are one station. DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN/DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN Cranberry St tunnel is four tracks. But not in the way you'd think. Express tracks are 8th Av express and local tracks are Broadway local. There are platforms at Atlantic Barclays to connect with the BMT and IRT. 8th Av local goes over the Broadway Line south of Cortlandt St. After Montague there are two branches: the 4th Avenue local and the Myrtle Avenue elevated. Through service from the Nassau Street Line to Myrtle Av does not exist. The Crosstown Line is an el using Manhattan Av, the BQE, and Bedford Av before joining up with the Franklin Av El, which is still ten cars long. EASTERN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS Instead of the Fulton Avenue Line replacing the Fulton El east of East New York, it replaces the Jamaica El. There are four tracks running from Downtown Brooklyn to Woodhaven Blvd. At this point, the express tracks go down the former Rockaway Beach Branch to the Rockaways. The local tracks proceed to Jamaica via Jamaica Avenue. Downtown Jamaica looks very different. There are four tracks underneath Hillside; the Queens Blvd express runs onto the Hillside Av express. The Fulton/Jamaica local is the Hillside local. The Queens Blvd local runs underneath Jamaica Av and ends at 157/Liberty. The Nassau St line runs over the Broadway el onto the three-tracked remains of the eastern Fulton Avenue El. There is no skip stop, but a <J> express from Lefferts Blvd runs during the peak hours. And that concludes this episode of Wallyhorsin Around. Maybe I'll get bored and do a map of this.
  15. 1 point
    Honestly, if I were going to do this there are so many things I'd do that they'd take up a full page; the big one, though, would be turning any and all at-grade junctions into flying junctions, and reconfiguring all junctions such that trains didn't ever have to cross in front of each other
  16. 1 point
    BIG upvote here. Try having those interactions with a name that lightly presses the "is this guy a terrorist" buttons, too...
  17. 1 point
    Exactly, (on a non-related note) I wish that railfans didn't have to get questioned by the police and T/O's so frequently every time they take photos, I was last week and would've gotten into more trouble if I didn't pull up the MTA rules on a whim. I wasn't really causing any problems to begin with, it's been happening for years as well.
  18. 1 point
    I would put the Nevins st-Atlantic Ave. interlocking between Court Street-borough Hall and Hoyt Street so the trains can stop at Hoyt street. In addition to that, have the court st. station on 1 level with a single island platform.
  19. 1 point
    Make the segment under 149th street in the Bronx into 3 tracks instead of 2. Build a second "flyover" north of east 180th street so that the and tracks never have to cross each other during PM rush hours.
  20. 1 point
    I've been down here since last April. I don't recall needing to elaborate during final processing. The firing was 8.5 years prior to that point, and I had another job about three weeks later. Their concern during final processing is more about accounting for any lengthy gaps between jobs. My husband had to explain some when he came on as a conductor once upon a time many moons ago. As long as you can explain what you were doing with yourself you're fine. It's just important that you put it down so when they decide to fully investigate your employment history they can't throw it in your face that you didn't disclose it and then they fire you over something that stupid. The final processing "interview" is not a tell me your life story and sell yourself to us on why you would rock this job traditional interview. They literally make sure that DCAS packet is filled out and they have all the documents they need from you. That's it. And god forbid I get labeled a party pooper again, be prepared for multiple trips down to 180 to pee in a cup and produce the same papers over and over again before you do FINAL processing. They're literally only up to about 500something between off the street hires and converting provisionals to permanent. Your 90 days could elapse and they'll call you...just to come back again for the pre-employment charade.
  21. 1 point
    As promised, to round out the original sign curtains found on the 68s, here are the head end route curtains: Used on: R68s As with the destination signs created, this is the last curtain that would contain route options that the trains themselves could not easily access. The only exception to this would be the route curtains on the 44s and 46s, which also contain the Eastern Division routes. However, since these curtains were ordered and created in bulk for all of overhauled 40s - 46s, this can be excused. This would also be the last curtain to contain the diamond N route option as subsequent sign curtains would be created following the N / R terminal switch in May 1987, eliminating the rush-hour N short-turns at Whitehall St, which were labelled as such on maps and trains.
  22. 1 point
    Well, 6 years later and I finally found one. Taken in 1985.
  23. 1 point
    Damn it. I knew I forgot something. Thread locked on account of nonsense.
  24. 1 point
    Car assignments are a function of car capability, maintenance simplification, and operational requirements. An example of the former is the need for the to have the widest possible doors to reduce dwell; of the middle, the preference to consolidate fleets at common shops; of the latter, the need to switch signs at Flatbush. That's how A div assignments are made. The need 142(A)s, which means the need 142(A)s. The needs 188s. That leaves the 62(A)s for the . Done.
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