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RestrictOnTheHanger

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  1. RestrictOnTheHanger

    R188 Discussion Thread

    Why were the physical timers on the curve put there in the first place? They werent there until about 2 or 3 years ago, and the trains operated fine at the faster speed.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    i was driving on Union turnpike yesterday and saw one of those bus stop signs with the LED countdowns for the Q46 at Springfield Blvd
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I think its actually somewhere between Jay and Chambers, the switches at W4 have not been used lately in unplanned service changes
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I would say the would have gone via 59th st instead of 63rd st if the 63rd st connection wasnt open. Similar to that Christmas weekend meltdown at the 53rd st interlocking a few years ago
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    The GO has been reposted. Seeing as all downtown service thru W4 on both 8 ave and 6 ave is on the respective express track, maybe it is for the W4 interlocking. Also, the weird routings are probably because of the lack of switches to the Rutgers tunnel after W4. Since 6 Ave still needs service, the can run normally The therefore can run via 53rd st/8 Ave express/Cranberry to Jay St and normal over Culver To avoid the all sharing one track, the can replace the via 63rd then run via Broadway to Whitehall. Since the must run via 63rd/Bway in both directions, the uptown can go via 6 Ave local/53rd St to replace the (E). The side benefit being 57th/6 Ave is left clear for station work
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Power has been shut off on the south of Chambers. The person may be running around near the entrance to Montague Most likely turned at City Hall lower level, switches are just south of Canal St upper level.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    This was mentioned on the R179 thread but why is the s/b IND Culver express track almost entirely 2shot timers between 7 ave and Church Ave? The signals appear to be of the newer type (like those at the 34th St/6 Ave, Roosevelt Ave, South Ferry, 2nd ave, and Hudson Yards areas)
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    I am not seeing this on the planned service changes site. Only hints are express from 21st st to 71 ave and no late night between 59th St/4th ave and Whitehall. Not that i dont believe it, but the site looks incomplete
  9. RestrictOnTheHanger

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    The downtown QM drivers will do that once in a while in the AM if there is traffic on the ramp
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    There is a one shot timer in the middle of Prince st, but i think it is not new.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Had that happen last fall pick, guy would park the bus mid run and use the bathroom at a white castle on Queens Blvd almost every morning before getting on the LIE. Everyone just would sit there like WTF
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    No, 2 concrete barriers surround the lane.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    The bus and those stuck behind may still be there, but i got on a QM7 that stopped for us. Probably 45 minutes. Others may still be there. It was a QM11 that broke down, a 3xxx series
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    So i got to find out personally what happens when a bus breaks down in the LIE HOV lane: call MTA cops and board other buses in active lanes of traffic. I feel bad for the people stuck behind us
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    If something goes wrong on Broadway it's game over. 53rd st, 6 ave, Crosstown-Culver connection, and s/b Broadway express are now all OOS.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    This evening around 7pm at Woodhaven Blvd and the LIE, I saw a deadheading QM12 with an interesting headsign. I wasnt able to get a pic. It said somthing to the effect of Your pollution solution Has anyone else seen this on the MCIs?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Same here. Downtown meaning via 53rd st/6 ave/Manhattan Bridge?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    The 34th st 6 Ave interlocking got cut over this weekend. All the "new" signals at 34th and 42nd went into service. I know theyve been bagged for 3 to 4 years already but they look fresh! I've also noticed a trend with several new interlockings where station time on the mid station signal(s) is explicitly displayed until they turn yellow
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I've seen them have trains wait to start their runs to Brooklyn on the express track, then switch to the local, while (e) and would run through on the local track. This was when work was being done further down the line and not at 71 Ave
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Yeah, the QBL towards Forest Hills/Jamaica was jacked up on both tracks, trains following each other on station timers like crazy
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    More R160s and R62s to get Looped stanchions

    It said the same ones as in the R211 mockup
  22. RestrictOnTheHanger

    R188 Discussion Thread

    How will lenghtening blocks increase throughput? Sorry if this seems like a noob question
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    What happens when t/o s punch the wrong lineup? Will they get disciplined or taken OOS? The twitter people mentioned it here
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    There is still an R142 set with the shortened announcements. I got it on the today, i think it was car 6594
  25. The curve at Northern only has timers northbound (the only timers between 36th and Roosevelt n/b) and a speed sign southbound. The timers on the express stretch between Roosevelt and Queens Plaza/21st are before 36th s/b, in b/d b/t 36th and Queens Plaza, and the curve between 36th and 21st on the Cant speak to the express stretch east of Roosevelt, but the local has no timers (except implicit station timing when stations are occupied)

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