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RestrictOnTheHanger

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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    The Q53 is still running artics as of this morning.
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Meanwhile....
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    A bunch of the restrictions listed in the previous 2 releases looked like civil speed restrictions. Could explain why CPW hasnt made the list for review yet.
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    Theres a video on Youtube showing a newly added countdown LED timer to an existing one shot timer at Atlantic Ave IRT. Video is not my own. Thoughts?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Cool video. Anyone notice that train being played in reverse at QBP? Haha
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Never knew the Q53 had a short turn code for 163rd Ave, first time seeing it in use this weekend.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    A good way to remember which direction is which for the double deck stations is this. Trains bound for business district (Midtown, or downtown on the ) will be on the lower level outside of the CBD and on the upper level in the CBD. The opposite is also true. It has to do with letting more commuters climb less stairs when they reach their destination. Exapmple: someone commutes on the from 72nd CPW to 7 Ave/53rd St In the morning they go down 2 levels of stairs at 72nd since the downtown platform is downstairs, and up 2 levels at 7 Ave since the downtown platform is above the uptown one. In the evening its reversed, down 3 levels at 7 Ave but up only 1 level at 72nd. CPW, Lex/63rd, 5th/53rd, and Fulton are ones that come to mind but I'm sure there are more stations like this. On another note I spotted R160 9928 in service on the with what looks like bright white LED headlights. Is this a test?
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Currently on 7476 (XD40) on the Q53 (!) That has the announcements and screen. Is this a loaner from another depot? Or is there an XD60 shortage
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    R188 Discussion Thread

    I rode the out of Flushing a few days ago, the portion between Main St and Junction feels a lot faster, or at least better calibrated. Question about the CBTC operations in the Main St terminal, I noticed while sitting at the terminal that the furthest track to the right facing eastbound had a red over lunar timer and not a flashing green with no train there. Why would that be?
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Where on 6th Ave is the chokepoint that is limiting capacity? Especially during a lighter ridership week
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    I've never seen the WD10 active at Queens Plaza. Though coming into the station towards Forest Hills I'd say about 40% of the time we have to wait at the signal outside of the station for a route, which is a bit annoying.
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    Agreed that there are probably a lot more spots that will be fixed on the Going through the 11th st cut is very dependent on the operator. Some go the posted speed, others take it really slow.
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    @RR503 your posts are great, always a good read. Same for @Dj Hammers. This also reminds me of how the Canal St interlocking on southbound 8th Ave works, almost exactly like you just wrote since the T/O has to punch there to get a route. Always has to go in on timers.
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    Those Archer Ave stations could use a bit of work. For being only 30 yrars old they havent aged too well
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    Yes I'm sure. I spend almost every weekday waiting for an express or local there in both directions. The new interlocking was cut over in stages about 2 years ago. What used to happen on all tracks, assuming no diverging route set and a green or yellow homeball, was: All the mid platform signals (3 or 4 of them on each track) were red by default with no train approaching. The signal just before the station i think was yellow. Shortly before the train approached, a lunar ST number (20 or 15) lit up for a few seconds on all the signals. Then they cleared to yellow, and the signal before the station would turn green While this was happening, the train approaching the station slowed down a bit. Noticeable but not severe. Some time around August, the operation of the mid station signals on all tracks was changed to a more normal ST operation. Now they are yellow by default, and the ST only shows up if a train is either leaving or has just left the station, or if a diverging route is set. I do agree that the STs are miscalibrated, despite the fact that the new interlocking has explicit STs both before and while entering the station.
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    Another highlight, specifically mentioned on here and youtube
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    Antecdotally the situation going eastbound at Roosevelt in the PM was bad even before the new interlocking and STs. Westbound i dont recall. Whats more, the operation of the new STs is less restrictive than what it was a year ago. The signals in the station used to be red by default when the new interlocking was cut over. Now they are all yellow by default, unless a diverging move is set I see Byford's response as a catchall, with Dominguez reassuring that STs are tested.
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    So there was a twitter chat today on Twitter with Andy Byford and the speed team ( http://twitter.com/NYCTSubway ) about timers and speed. Thoughts on the q&a?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I saw something interesting at Queens Plaza, they installed "Blind Trip" signs on the columns between the express tracks for southbound express trains (to the left of the track). Looks like they are there to warn about trip stops the TOs cant see coming around the curve
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    The GO is posted on the site. trains run via 6 Ave/63rd St at all times from 445am Weds 12/26 to 5am Mon 12/31 trains run between Metropolitan and Chambers during the day/evening, and are entirely suspended during that weekend.
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    A few weeks ago I was on an express to Jamaica (reverse peak) during the AM rush with the preceding train having departed about 5 minutes prior. Right after leaving Forest Hills we had to stop and wait about a minute for the homeball just before 75th Ave to clear to a green over green with no train in sight. That new interlocking is a POS in desparate need of repair or better tower ops.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Maybe theyre doing work in the 11th st cut too, since that gets no service this weekend.
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    Why Your Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster

    Here is a list of a few of the planned fixes per an mta source. Not all inclusive.
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I'm guessing the bypass is to prevent overcrowding and to allow uninterrupted access to the shafts. They are replacing 4 elevators. Not just one. Even in private buildings each elevator can take months to replace.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    What does this signal with the white T mean? This was very recently installed on the n/b Broadway local at 34th st and also 42nd st. At 42nd, the T was lit under the green and extinguished right before entering Taken a few minutes ago at 34th St from an closely following a , sorry for the poor quality, it popped up by surprise.

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