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  1. Anyone know where the centre track near the Grant Avenue portal heads to? Was watching this video earlier, the track seen at 33:10 dips into the tunnel and then seems to run under the station platform?
  2. In all honesty, I'm not sure enough is being done in the circumstances that are present. I often get the impression that aside from a fringe group of feminists on the internet, no one really seems to give much of a care. I remember back in the fall of 2016, when Trump was under fire for the explicit comments that he was making - there was no shortage of people who were ready to dismiss the comments as just "boys being boys". I think that even a modicum of self reflection on the part of these people would go a long way, but perhaps you're right that it's not realistic.
  3. What sorts of incidents might this be?
  4. Perhaps those men ought to be shamed for behaving like neanderthals, rather than discouraging society as a whole from discussing sex more.
  5. Surprised that they're not going to last as long as the older R62s. Surely the life of a garbage train must be really lightweight compared to revenue service rolling stock?
  6. I can't imagine, from a structural standpoint, why it wouldn't be possible, but it would be one hell of an expense to chop up some brand new subway cars for an experiment like this.
  7. The problem with looking for 'variety' is that often times, it's much simpler and cheaper for a yard to maintain only one or two sets of car equipment. If you start throwing in a little bit of everything, you're going to increase the number of parts that need to be stored, and the number of personnel trained to operate and maintain the cars. Would it be nice to see anything operating anywhere? Sure it would, but there's a reason that's not something you see. As for your desired change of scenery, be the change you want to see in the world.
  8. To briefly play devil's advocate, the R62As have narrower doors, so there is a bit of increase in dwell times compared to the R142As. The problem is that prematurely retiring the R62As would've been a poor use of funds, however, so Lexington riders will have to learn to deal with it until the R262s come online.
  9. One question - will the 211s be 5 car sets that are articulated, or will the FULL train be interconnected like on the Toronto Rockets?
  10. Oh come on, really?! The whole point of accessibility laws is so that anyone can get around without having to rely on another person. What if she was in a hurry? What if no one was interested in helping her? Is she just supposed to idle around indefinitely in the hope that someone will come along and help her? That's a ridiculous, 19th century way of looking at the rights of everyone to move around freely.
  11. Sorry, but why is it that in the discussion of an innocent private citizen dying vs. a major corporation sitting on their asses, there are people siding with the major corporation? I'm sure the MTA won't lose any sleep tonight over some incredibly mild and polite comments being left on this thread. The MTA, just like any other company, is going to continue to do things the way they are until there is financial or legal incentive for them to do otherwise, and as such criticizing them for not making stations accessible is entirely reasonable. I get that we're fans of the subway here, but being fans of something means wanting it to improve and be better.
  12. Is there a source that indicates that newer trains aren't built to last as long as the older ones? The tech probably won't, true, but why wouldn't the car bodies themselves be able to last 55 years? Keep in mind that no one anticipated that the R32s would last as long as they did, they've been hoping to retire them since the late 90s.
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