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    Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo

    Total facepalm on this decision to call off the full shutdown. Years and years of preparation (i.e. different service patterns and community meetings) gone to waste and dragging this project longer and longer. This is a sign the subway system is being used as a tool to advance political needs. Safety and improvements are not a priority anymore. I imagine the governor is sleepwalking on the stability of the tunnels itself and that he made this call because it was the easy way out in dealing with this project. If anyone is interested, you should read this: http://gothamist.com/2019/01/04/cuomo_angry_man_changes_l.php
  2. Buses need some huge security upgrades (locks on the front and back as well as the driver's window). I'm tired of reading buses getting stolen honestly. Has there been any serious measures to address this issue?
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    List of closed New York City Subway entrances

    Ralph Avenue on the has a closed entrance and partly closed mezzanine for Howard Avenue as well as Franklin Avenue (closed entrance for Classon Avenue) and a few other stops in Manhattan (Spring, 50th, 96th, 103rd, 116th, 155th, 163rd). I think these entrances were closed off as part of the TA's efforts to decrease crime on the subway system in the 80's and 90's.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    The NYPD tested out metal detectors at Penn Station yesterday. It's a pilot program for now, but I have concerns that this could be the future... https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2018/12/11/nypd-debuts-new-subway-scanners
  5. That's crazy the overcrowding happened but not sadly surprised. City and state government needs to stop sleepwalking on transit and wake up to improve it. Once the 2020s hit, the subway is gonna need a major overhaul and some new subway lines. The network cannot stay as it is anymore. As a train rider myself, I have seen the effects of these changes so rapidly. The crowding on it during rush hours is really bad that sometimes I had to wait for the next train to show up just to get on. Hell, I've even been on trains that have had to by-pass stops because of heavy delays. On top that, the is also taking in passengers from the & on weekends because those are slow to show up.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    It was on Facebook and on top of that it was spotted on the 2nd Avenue Subway.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I haven't seen one while I was out today. Nothing but R46s and R160s along with an R32.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    The MTA is likely trying out new tech on these LEDs on a basic concept (ex. date and time). I've seen these things before at Astoria Boulevard.
  9. The train would either not exist or run as a rush hour only line from East 180th Street to Flatbush Avenue or Utica Avenue.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    My guess is that they're planning something big for that space and that 'something' will be announced later this week.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I heard on NY1 this morning that 60 Minutes is gonna air an episode on the subway this weekend. It's gonna be an interesting watch.
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    R179, R211 Cars to be Equipped for 8th Avenue CBTC

    Are the R179's in service getting an upgrade for this or are they gonna have no CBTC?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    AM rush put in or service change? I haven't see any pictures of it in action...
  14. The elevators at Clark Street aren't the only ones like that. There's the elevators at 168th Street and 181st Street on the that have caused chaos at both of those stops when they broken. That reminds me of that elevator from the 1900s that served Aldwych station until it's closure in 1994. Strangely, that said elevator was one of the reasons why the stop closed.
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    De Blasio wants streetcar line on Brooklyn-Queens waterfront

    Seems like the project is entering development hell...


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