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  1. 4 points
    You guys should watch the clips from the OMNY press conference today. I kid you not, a guy hopped the turnstile in front of all the press and gave no f**ks about all the cameras that were rolling. And this was at Bryant Park too; you would think there’d be more decorum in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
  2. 3 points
    So 6143 is on the B41 LOCAL, full length. What a turn of events..
  3. 2 points
    They cut car cleaner jobs. On top of that, Some of our co workers are disrespectful or disgusting human beings with no regard for the cleanliness or maintenance of our equipment.
  4. 2 points
    Sometimes the problem is apparent already at Broadway–Lafayette Street. The that is supposed to arrive at 5:12 PM arrives at 5:14 PM~5:16 PM. But even if it arrived on-time, the lateness of the Kings Highway-bound up ahead may pose problems all the way to Jay Street–MetroTech as passengers delay the train trying to fit in. If a train behind is delayed, then they will also hold the or make it run local. The AM almost always leaves the terminal on-time with few delay factors accumulating until it reaches Bergen Street.
  5. 2 points
    Man, what happened to the R62A’s on the ? Those cars used to be so clean and now they look really filthy. But “be grateful the train is still running” am I right?
  6. 2 points
    With the fourth month of finishing up soon, I think there’s enough data for a verdict… AM is fairly good. Whether it will save you time depends on the train operator and/or conductor, but that applies to all other trains already anyway. You could theoretically have a 39-minute trip from Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue to Broadway–Lafayette Street, but 42 minutes is more likely. And if you’re on one of those slowpoke trains or something, then it’s 45 minutes. The difference can mean getting ahead of the leader or being held behind at Bergen Street. PM is unreliable. The brief story is that it’ll maybe save you time. Because the trains are so far along their route, by Jay Street–MetroTech, they are often off schedule and either bunched up or spaced far apart from the previous and/or next train. The dispatchers then hold the at express stations to un-bunch the trains, or cancel the entire express run to make up for service gaps. If the Culver Line is your only option, at least it can’t be worse than the since the local takes additional crap from the . On the best days (which are very rare), the trip from Broadway–Lafayette Street to Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue takes 42 minutes. On an average day, it will take 48 minutes… which is just about the same time the takes on a good day. The absolute worse days can make the trip 55 minutes. That huge variation can be accounted for by a few factors that afflict the uniquely: When there is another at Church Avenue already pulling out of the station, they hold the . As far as I know, they never let the skip more than 2 trains. Unfortunately, the dispatchers sometimes don’t have the sense to hold that Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue-bound for another 15 seconds to save the passengers 10 minutes, because… When here is a gap in service they hold the at Kings Highway until the Kings Highway-bound catches up. The hold may be around 5 minutes. This is the second biggest factor for poor performance. The biggest factor is that the is scheduled in such a way that it often ends up right behind a Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue-bound by Neptune Avenue. This accounts for anywhere from 0 (rarely) to 10 minutes of time (often) wasted idling in stations for traffic up ahead to clear the terminal. Luckily, the is a fairly reliable option to shave the time penalty down to 0~2 minutes at West 8 Street as PM trains often arrive back-to-back and clear out of the terminal nearly twice as fast as the s do. How to use the : Take the AM if it serves your station. Definitely avoid the PM if you need these stations and you have the as an easy alternative: Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue West 8 Street Take whichever train comes first (/) if you need 7 Avenue and service is running normally. Take whichever Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue-bound train comes first (/) if you need these stations and service is running normally: Neptune Avenue Avenue X Avenue U Take the if you need these stations and service is running normally: Kings Highway through Church Avenue Fort Hamilton Parkway and 15 Street–Prospect Park (transfer to the or at 7 Avenue which will often arrive within a minute or two) Take whichever train comes first (even if you need Avenue U and the train is Kings Highway-bound) if service craps out. Some service is going to change, but whatever the change is, you don’t want to guarantee that you’re several trains behind just for an .
  7. 2 points
    Ive been meaning to speak on that fare box F5 thing. I’ve been witnessing BO pressing it excessively when people don’t pay their fare. One time there was like three people who didn’t and the BO pressed it like 7 times. It happens a lot so when the MTA does it report on fare loss I think this BO are at partial fault because they’re not pressing the button to reflect who didn’t actually pay.
  8. 1 point
    I am a former MNRR Locomotive Engineer. I spent my first 8 years as an M of E Electrician, then 13 years as an Engineer. In 2017 I made the stupid mistake of tampering with equipment in an operating cab. I obstructed a newly installed camera with an envelope. Since I had an exemplary disciplinary and safety record up to that point, I was kept on but on a "last chance" basis. The following year, I violated the attendance policy because my 3 small children needed medical attention. I applied for, and was approved for, FMLA, but not in time to save my job. After dedicating 21 years of my life to MNRR, I was forced to resign, and to agree to never come back. The nearly year and a half that followed...up to this day...have been very difficult and depressing for me. I moved my family from upstate NY to Florida to be with family, doing any odd job I could find. I've made many attempts to hire on to different railroads, all of them have failed. I then moved my family back up north--this time, Connecticut--on the promise of an Engineer job on a small railroad in Hartford CT. Once I got up here, this too failed. Back to odd jobs... As heartbreaking as this might all might sound, it might--just might--be for the better. Before I left FL, I applied for Engineer Trainee for none other than the LIRR. To my surprise, I heard back from them one I got to CT! Got invited to their open house...passed. Got invited to the Signal/Definition overview/test, and that brings us to this day. Overview is on Jan 11, 2020. I've been through a lot so wish me luck.
  9. 1 point
    Sooo...... according to a post in a FB group, the entire R179 fleet has been grounded because of a door opening enroute...
  10. 1 point
    5592-95, 5842-45 to CI if not reported
  11. 1 point
    so this aint a move but... 6143 is on the B41 Local.
  12. 1 point
    As said above, all of it. Look at all these rail lines that were abandoned/torn down that we are asking to restore service to today. NYWB, Putnam Divison, etc.
  13. 1 point
    Its obviously dust from the tunnels. The is mostly underground and not to mention the fact that the 240th st yard doesn't have a car wash system so trains have to go over to 207 st railyard for wash/cleaning. The paint job they put on the end bonnets when they were SMS'ed, is not helping either. Same thing is occurring on the R62As.
  14. 1 point
    They was hoping to get this Online but.... Employee availability Trumps CBTC training... Meaning we so short staffed that they cannot train enough of us to get this to go ahead... So we wait until they can train enough of us...
  15. 1 point
    Yeah. It’s quicker than you would think. There’s usually 2 crew members with a power drill changing the signs.
  16. 1 point
    Due to an issue in Queens on New Year's Eve, a few E trains got sent up Central Park West to 168 St. Enjoy! This train ended up running through the station, though slowly as it followed a C just ahead of it
  17. 1 point
    Fair enough. I took geometry three times and barely passed so...
  18. 1 point
    @bobtehpanda @N6 Limited You finally got me to write the Q27 bus article for Wikipedia. Here it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q27_(New_York_City_bus). I am still adding more on its early history so stay tuned. I plan on writing one for the Q88 soon. I already have a lot of material for it. Other routes I might tackle are the Q16, Q30/Q31, Q26, and Q76.
  19. 1 point
    You two should find this interesting: https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=41789681&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjQwOTM1NTc5NiwiaWF0IjoxNTc4MzE0MDcyLCJleHAiOjE1Nzg0MDA0NzJ9.zUM8TTLAF0tLD1WGfc5p8WPyNHJrBf85ntFJb8UO-e8
  20. 1 point
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  21. 1 point
    New S66 schedule is posted https://www.sct-bus.org/assets/s66 for January 5 2020.pdf
  22. 1 point
    Last thread for 2019. Enjoy. 11/30/2019 12/1/2019 12/2/2019 12/3/2009 (Ten Years Ago) 12/7/2019 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 12/11/2019 12/13/2019 12/19/2009 (Ten Years Ago) 12/24/2009 (Ten Years Ago) 12/24/2019 And portraits in the subway Forever Photography
  23. 1 point
    GT35s (installed for capacity’s sake given the downhill) will do that to speeds. Fun fact, though: the original IND signaling was timed even slower — 30mph.
  24. 0 points
    I smell an ad hominem attack… 🙄
  25. 0 points
    The cabs inside the trains are horrible too, I’ve ruined some of my shirts and coat from placing my arm on the windows.
  26. 0 points
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