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  1. Right now (with the exception of #3131 and #3191), every single bus on the weekend College Point routes is a Prevost. Just thought that was kinda interesting...
    3 points
  2. Why do people get on the bus, sitdown and THEN ask a passenger not the driver, if the bus is going uptown or downtown and what route it is? Dude got on the S/B M3 asking if it was the uptown BX19. Mind you this happened quite a few blocks NORTH of 145th where the BX19 runs.
    2 points
  3. 341- no screens (yet), just spotted it a few minutes ago on the Bx32. 321- unsure but the last time I saw it in July it didn’t have screens (though it could’ve gotten them since then lol) 8076- didn’t have screens as of December, but again it also could gotten the screens since then.
    1 point
  4. Of course they are on the 5 and 6 lol. Every day I see the same QM20 and QM34 runs with Prevosts, must be the same BOs with a preference for them
    1 point
  5. People don't read and are stupid and lazy. I had two people try to board my BxM2 today in the drop-off segment. Driver is waiving them off telling them its not a bus for pick-up. Smh
    1 point
  6. Waiting to see if the D4500 that usually shows up in the afternoon and evening operates today.
    1 point
  7. The and having shortened weeknight hours, early 4th Avenue local service for the and , and the reduced weeknight service on the and are all to make room for work trains to meander their way thru the system. The default weekend headway for the B division being cut to 12 minutes (everything except the and basically, maybe one or two others) was also done to reduce track capacity to facilitate work. Yea, and train service on the weekend were cut by 25%; but no, ridership did not take a 25% tumble when these cuts were made.
    1 point
  8. That’s why in the rare event I’ve had to go into Manhattan since the pandemic started, I’ve been using the express bus whenever it was sensible. In the last 10 months I’ve bounced around between BxM1,2,3,4,7, and 10 depending on where I’ve needed to go on either end of a route. I find that three legged errands with two straight express bus legs with a local leg on either end gets the most bang for the buck and I don’t get two dreaded local legs. I’m damn tired of having to look over my shoulders or being packed on a local bus or subway, and I’m going to minimize my local bus/subway use even after the pandemic ends. i just hope they don’t go crazy chopping the express buses down the road.
    1 point
  9. 327 - Version 2 - Try to look out for these buses and see if anything is installed (I'll keep my eye out for #253): - 253, 320, 321, 323, 326, 329, 330, 331, 332, 334, 336, 337, 339, 341, 345, 346 (016) - 7441, 7442, 7448, 7460, 7464 (005) - 8005, 8006, 8007, 8008, 8019, 8021, 8027, 8028, 8034, 8035, 8037, 8039, 8041, 8042, 8043, 8044, 8046, 8047, 8050, 8051, 8053, 8054, 8055, 8056, 8057, 8059-8089 (056)
    1 point
  10. This kid is gradually working his way into being the next Darius McCollum.
    1 point
  11. This may be a bustime glitch. 9301 is currently scrapped.
    1 point
  12. These are gonna come in very slow. We have a semi conductor (chip) shortage. so the base order is gonna come in very slow. This is one of the big reasons for the delays. this affects everything from vehicles to electronics.
    1 point
  13. Happened to run into a fellow retiree while we were waiting for the Covid-19 shot recently. We kicked it about the latest scuttlebutt in RTO . Seems that someone caught wind of my complaint on the forums about " flexibility" when it comes to subways and operations. He loved the R142/ R142A NTT equipment while I tolerated it, for want of a better word. The NTT trains were definitely more comfortable to operate because the full cabs had room that the older SMEE cars lacked. I fully understand the cost savings by ordering 4 and 5 car consists rather than the single or married pair units purchased in the past. When I told him that my personal favorite was a single car, the R62A we had on the when they were new he couldn't figure out why. I explained to him that I was a transfer guy who took single cars from the IRT, picked up single R10 cars for both ends of my transfer at Concourse Yard and headed down to Ave X Yard to supply the horses for the AM crew to bring the 62 equipment up to the IRT. Always single cars. When I picked a road job I went to the line while they were transitioning to the overhauled married pairs. One morning I was working OT on a trip from New Lots to East 180th St. Same train I laid up the night before coming down from Dyre. Get to Borough Hall ( Lex) n/b and the train failed to take power. That day I became the poster " boy" for what we called other than head end operation. Motor Instructor from Nevins showed up and after discharging we took that train from Brooklyn to 59th St Lexington spur on the . I was up front reading the signals while he was in the 3rd car taking power and watching the air gauge to see if I was braking. We operated buzzer and bypass into the spur and changed ends. After the rush I got the lineup to proceed s/b , dropped the Motor instructor off at Brooklyn Bridge, looped the train and headed up to East 180 Yard to A lead. There was a G.O. working there and I changed ends and waited, ....and waited. Got a clear signal and waited some more. The tower operator caught on but I wonder how many of my fellow posters see the problem. The Yard Dispatcher finally caught on after 20 minutes and sent some help. I was due at East 180th St at 9:02 am but when I got to the dispatcher's office and called Command Center it was 11;53. The Desk Supt paid me my OT, asked me to relay a train (on paper) so he could pay me from 6;30 am to my starting time of 2 pm. What I did that day, and another time when my train died at Newkirk Avenue n/b and I repeated my other than head end operation to Nevins spur, with an RCI, out to New Lots Yard, switching the dead cars to the south end, and up to East 180th Yard. When I left East 180th that night with 10 good cars I was already on OT. Got to Livonia Yard and when I called the Desk Supt he told me that he authorized me to move the train from Newkirk sans TSS because he was aware of my record. My coworker had heard about my exploits in school car but he never knew who I was until Thursday afternoon. The young lady who was his school car instructor, and my friend, never mentioned any names. She did tell them that what I did could not be done with link barred NTT. The rule back then was that you needed X amount of operable equipment to compensate for the "dead" cars. An 8 or 10 car NTT in link bar would only be considered one dead (car) and one live car, hence you would need 5 more NTT cars added up in order to move the dead train. The Brother told me that a NTT had died in the Joralemon tube after I retired and it was hell trying to move it. 15 car mainline transfers were unheard of in my time. My experiences. Carry on.
    1 point
  14. Ah, yes, the Q85 on Merrick Boulevard east of Baisley Boulevard. Oh, wait, that's the Q5...
    1 point
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