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  1. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    @N6 Limitedhttp://www.subchat.com/readflat.asp?Id=944384&p=1#945187 http://www.railroad.net/forums//viewtopic.php?f=63&t=60389 http://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/12/nyregion/lirr-fare-rise-seen-as-subway-subsidy.html Zone 1A: Penn Station, Woodside, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Elmhurst, Shea Stadium. Zone 1B: Woodhaven, East NY, Nostrand Ave., Flatbush Ave., Richmond Hill, Glendale, Fresh Pond, Haberman, Penny Bridge, Hunterspoint Ave., Long Island City. Zone 2: Flushing, Murray Hill, Broadway, Auburndale, Jamaica, Union Hall St. Zone 3: Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Hollis, Queens Village, Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Springfield Gardens. Zone 4: Great Neck, Manhasset, Plandome, Port Washington, Bellerose, Floral Park, Stewart Manor, Nassau Blvd., Garden City, Country Life Press, Hempstead, Valley Stream, Gibson, Hewlett, Woodmere, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, Inwood, Far Rockaway, Lynbrook, Westwood, Malverne, Lakeview, Hempstead Gardens, West Hempstead, New Hyde Park, Merillon Ave, Mineola, East Williston. Zone 5: Center Ave., East Rockaway, Oceanside, Albertson, Roslyn, Rockville Centre, Baldwin, Freeport, Carle Place, Westbury. Zone 6: Island Park, Long Beach, Greenvale, Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, Hicksville. Zone 7: Glen Street, Glen Cove, Locust Valley, Mill Neck, Oyster Bay, Seaford, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Syosset, Grumman, Bethpage, Farmingdale. Zone 8: Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, Republic, Pinelawn, Wyandanch. Zone 9: Babylon, Greenlawn, Northport, Deer Park, Pine-Aire. Zone 10: Bay Shore, Islip, Great River, Oakdale, Sayville, Kings Park, Smithtown, Brentwood, Central Islip, Ronkonkoma. Zone 11: Bayport, Blue Point, Patchogue, St. James, Stony Brook, Setauket, Port Jefferson, Holtsville, Medford. Zone 12: Bellport, Mastic-Shirley, Center Moriches, East Moriches, Speonk, Yaphank, Calverton. Zone 13: Westhampton, Quogue, East Quogue, Hampton Bays, Riverhead, Jamesport, Mattituck, Cutchogue. Zone 14: Southampton-LIU, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, Southold, Greenport. Zone 15: Montauk.
  2. Recent Stuff

    This is the best one!
  3. M-9 Discussion

    LIRR seeks M9A EMUs MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has issued an RFP (Request For Proposals) to prequalify firms for a minimum of 60 and up to 160 M9A married-pair (A Car – B Car) EMU (electric multiple-unit) railcars, structured as a base order with options. These cars are tied to the FFGA (full funding grant agreement) between the LIRR and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the East Side Access (ESA) project, and as such fall under a separate procurement from the contract the New York MTA awarded to Kawasaki Rail Car in 2013 for LIRR and MTA Metro-North Railroad M9 cars. Proposals for this Phase I/Prequalification RFP process are due by Jan. 10, 2018. The M9As are intended to supplement LIRR’s EMU fleet for ESA service. Procurement of M9 cars dates back to 2012. In mid-2012, the LIRR issued a joint procurement request for itself and Metro-North for up to 676 M9 cars. In September 2013, Kawasaki Rail Car, the builder of Metro-North’s M8 railcars, was awarded a nearly $1.8 billion contract for a base order of 92 M9 cars for the LIRR, with options for 584 cars—304 to LIRR and 280 to Metro-North. The NYMTA’s 2010-2014 Capital Plan provided funding for the base order. The M9A procurement for equipment intended to provide ESA service was deferred due to delays in the opening date for ESA. The LIRR portion of the M9 order is currently structured as follows: 92 base order cars and 110 Option 1 cars. Six pilot cars have been delivered to TTCI in Pueblo, Colo., for testing, with an additional 2 cars to be delivered to Pueblo early next year. Pilot car testing at LIRR will commence in April 2018. Production cars are scheduled to be delivered starting in July 2018 at the rate of 12 cars/month. “We expect pilot car testing in Pueblo to continue through April, pilot car testing at LIRR to take place from April through June 2018, and acceptance of the 92 base order cars and 110 Option 1 cars to take place from July 2018 through November 2019,” NYMTA Deputy Communications Director Aaron Donovan told Railway Age. The M9 cars will feature many new safety, security and customer amenity items. The cars will have closed loop seat armrests, slightly wider seats, electrical outlets on both sides of a car in each row of seats, four 32-inch multimedia screens in each car, four to six additional seats per married pair, as well as a powered B-end door. The flip seats will have suspension systems so they don’t slam. To enable passengers to know which car they are occupying in the train consist, there will be a display indicating the position of each car in a 10-car trainset (for example, “Car 8 of 10”). At the front of the trainset, there will be exterior destination signs that are visible as the train approaches a station. The cars will have CCTV cameras. In addition to the safety, security and customer amenities listed above, the M9A cars will have USB ports installed in each A/C electrical outlet, as well as powered bathroom doors, and scratch resistant side windows that do not haze, fade or crystallize. http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/rapid-transit/lirr-seeks-m9a-emus.html
  4. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    They idiotically just took out the trip instead of having dashes past 57th Street and putting a note on the bottom where there is plenty of space. They have done this countless times.
  5. WOW! I want to see some pictures. Maybe they got off at the wrong exit from the Grand Central?
  6. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I came up with some information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kew_Gardens_613/sandbox_5#LaGuardia_Airport_Subway_Extension.2FAstoria-East_Elmhurst_Extension
  7. Countdown clocks are active on the R line

    When you click on 21st Street on the F on the Subway Time App it directs you to the 21st Street stop on the G. I bursted out laughing at this incompetence.
  8. R211 Discussion Thread

    Siemens is merging with Alstom.
  9. Rockaway Beach Branch

    Where would you suggest having these rationalized stops?
  10. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    What?
  11. Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    On the map you wrote Court Square. You can't build the NYTM at 148th as only A Division cars can get there. I think that it is worth saving, and I believe that it is at the best spot. Court Street is close to Hoyt. Have the trains run via State Street before going into Hoyt. Also, why do you extend the 7 all the way to Springfield?
  12. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Yes, but I am saying that they could have a supplement schedule ready for holidays that use weekend schedules but don't have work done on the tubes.
  13. Planned Subway Service Changes

    What is this about? Additional service operates between 179 St and 2 Av Weekends, 9 AM to 7 PM, Saturday, Dec 9 and 16 11 AM to 6 PM, Sunday, Dec 10 and 17 Transfer at 2 Av to continue your trip.
  14. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Like they couldn't publish a supplement schedule? Really!
  15. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    At Trotting Course Lane, heading east, three Q54s were back to back to back, and one block ahead there was another Q54. That might have been the worst bunching I have ever seen.


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