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Around the Horn

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    ADA-Accessibility - General Discussion

    Seems they've added this huge boarding area graphic on the floor of the Downtown side at Fulton on the ... Saw a bunch of MTA people having a look when I took the first pic so it must be some sort of test.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    The CBD is covered by to / (or in this case, it would be to / ). The biggest difference between 2010 ridership patterns and 2019/2020 ridership patterns is the emergence of downtown as a legitimate destination in its own right. There's definitely more people staying on the to/from Lower Manhattan than I can recall previously. The was also hurt by missing the highest ridership portion of 4th Avenue (45th-95th) completely. The combination of serving Bay Ridge/Sunset Park and serving the east side of Lower Manhattan (Fulton Center, Wall Street, Water Street, etc) would make the attractive.
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    ADA-Accessibility - General Discussion

    If we're counting PATH, Grove Street is already accessible
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    IIRC, the system lets you in if you swipe an unreadable card four times (or something along those lines; they've probably fixed that loophole by now) so the trick was simply bending the card so it was unreadable.
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    R262 (R62/R62A Replacement) - Information & Discussion

    The problem there would be parts. I don't see the MTA spending the money to keep all the necessary parts for an oddball fleet of 20 cars just because they're "in good shape" when everything else in the A division will be techs by that point. It's cheaper just to replace everything and keep one set of parts that works on anything than to go through the hurdles to keep 1980's era parts for just the shuttle cars and 2020's era parts for everything else, plus the open gangways (I'm assuming they'll have them because it mentioned in the fleet review) would be a benefit for the shuttle in rush hour, over the R62As. Considering that the crew already swaps roles between operator and conductor based on which direction the train is going, it shouldn't be that annoying to set up the AAS in the direction for which you're the "conductor". I'm wondering if it's possible to make a "smart" AAS system which switches back and forth between the Times Square and Grand Central programs automatically, to facilitate shorter dwells, but that kind of technological knowledge is a little above my pay grade lol
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Queens Village doesn't have enough buses to swap with Ulmer Park, so that's a moot point.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    To be fair, that rendering precedes the first 8504... I do hope they come with the new window and roof scoop. Nova's just look weird without them IMO.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    Ideally, have another service take Fulton Local ( or from Broadway has been discussed here in this thread previously), move the to the role of Fulton Express to Lefferts, which allows for all trains to alternate between short turning at JFK and Far Rock.
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    R262 (R62/R62A Replacement) - Information & Discussion

    That's a rather tight spare factor... I still don't quite get why they're going with 6 car sets when you can just use 5 car sets and swap sets with other lines as necessary, should the situation arise.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    After observing a few downtown trains at Columbus Circle during the PM rush, they need to get those R46s off the line ASAP... The dwell times and crowding are through the roof and its a night and day difference when a 60 foot train pulls in.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Both times I've gotten it, its done a Far Rockaway roundtrip then a Lefferts trip from 207 at around 6:20-ish PM
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Weinstein is such a tool. It would great to see him try to walk that quote back.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Random thought from riding the shuttle today: Which reading on the south roll was covered over with the "34 Street-Hudson Yards" sticker on the R62As and do the cars on the have that reading?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Does anyone know why the southbound platform at 34th Street-Herald Square on the Broadway Line is at a higher elevation than the northbound platform?
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    De-interlining: Problem or Solution?

    I mean does it have to run light? If for example the ends at Essex Street, why not just run those trains in service to/from Broadway Junction, like the does every rush hour?
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    New York City Subway car listing

    R179 update (as of 2/10/19) East New York 3050-3069, 3074-3149 (96) [12 trains] Pitkin 3010-3019 (10) [1 train] 3150-3197 (48) [6 trains]
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    The switch from express to local is north of the station.
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    Ideas to Alleviate Severe 7 Train Overcrowding

    This is kind of "pie in the sky", but if the all the R188's on the were retrofitted with open gangways, the line would gain 9-10% more capacity without having to add a single train to the line. (The article below uses Lex as it's example, but the premise is the same) https://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2015/04/06/when-american-transit-agencies-ignore-the-worlds-move-to-open-gangways/ We've seen many cities go with brand new open gangway trains, but the idea of retrofitting cars that were built "closed" is still somewhat unproven but I think the MTA should give it a look.
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    R179 (A) train

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    R179 Discussion Thread

    The train is back in service as of this morning...
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    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    It's most likely going to be the first combination (22 4-car sets and 49 5 car sets) plus the is one route that could legitimately use the open gangways and wider doors.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    5734 WF to OH (again)
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    R211 Discussion Thread

    Did the London Underground have to make any modifications for the plug doors on the S stock? Does anyone know? I don't know if they made the S stock slightly narrower to compensate but it doesn't look like the plug doors stick that far outward in this video.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    It's pretty clear that transfer was the first take she did. They should have had her do another one without the pause.
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    De-interlining: Problem or Solution?

    Is the merge between local and express at Marcy (and the station itself) also a choke point? If we rebuilt it as a three track, two island platform station over the bus terminal, would that have any capacity improvement? I'd imagine that being able to have an express or and a local platform at the same time would speed things up a bit...


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