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Jchambers2120 last won the day on December 23 2020

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  1. It’s going to take way longer than a couple of months. I started in the A division and it took me close to two years before I was able to pick my first job in the B division. That’s why if given the choice it’s in everyone’s interest to choose wisely. Congratulations BreeBree and to everyone else who made it and welcome aboard. It’s going to seem nerve wracking and overwhelming at first, but it’s really not a hard job. The hardest part is getting to work on time and dealing with these looney toon passengers.
  2. So they’re starting to update the R142’s. The consist I had today 6321-6441 had the ADA elevator announcements that the R160’s have, and they added the transfers back for Franklin Avenue.
  3. Sorry for the thread bump, but for those waiting stay patient they’ll get to you. They are starving for conductors right now, almost everyday on the radio I’m hearing them asking for conductors to work their day off, and lately on the lines I work on they’ve been ABD’ing intervals due to no conductor. They are incredibly short right now so just stay patient and stay safe. Hopefully things pick up next year since they’ve certified for 200 names. Stay safe and happy holidays everyone.
  4. Just want to throw something out there. Train crews are qualified to operate any/all revenue equipment within their subdivision. If R46's were to be assigned to the those crews are qualified to operate it in revenue service. As far as the R179's there's no separate qualification for those either. In the TA's eyes if you're qualified to operate an R160, then you're qualified to operate an R179.
  5. I have a little over 2 years as a C/R and I’m able to pick jobs in both divisions. So yeah something isn’t adding up.
  6. So you operated that set and can confirm the train wasn’t operating as designed?
  7. Prior to the mishaps with the R179 fleet the used mixed length fleet of cars. It ran 8 car R46’s (600 feet stop at the 10 car marker) and 8 car R179’s (480 feet stop at the 8 car marker)
  8. I’m not trying to be ‘that guy’, but I have to agree with @RTOMan here there’s just something’s that you have to experience for yourself. Lines that have longer run times tend to have decent recovery time & more depending on the actual job you’re working and I’ll leave it at that. When they had the G.O on the (N) line the crew change happened at Kings Highway, but barring any G.O’s the (D) is the only one that does that regularly.
  9. I’m kind of confused as to what the original poster is asking as well. To clarify somethings trains remain in service until they reach their respective terminals regardless of it’s after 1am. When they arrive the police help the train crew remove everyone from the train/escort them out the station. While the train is in the terminal it’s left with the doors open for the cleaners to do their thing until it’s time for departure then it runs light picking up TA employees along with police. The underlined part in your post hit the nail in the head I don’t know where people pull these ideas from. I know I’m not telling a group of people they have to get off mid route with no alternative.
  10. Interesting find today working the Charlie. It looks like they’ve been updating the R179’s. The set I had today had the same “ding” that the Lirr M7’s have when you press the PA button. I also noticed the pause between “the next stop is” announcements and transfers has been reduced. It’s still not as fluid as the R143/160, but an improvement nonetheless.
  11. Gotta pay your dues bro we’ve all been through it I’m sure they explained that stuff to you in orientation about how this job is. When you actually get to pick your first job you won’t be seeing weekend RDO’s for years.
  12. Not that I’m aware of, I’m receiving this information as it becomes available. There’s still a lot of crews unavailable. Those lines aren’t running normal, they’re still using the “essential service” supplement.
  13. For those interested. As of today 5/1 the has resumed regular scheduled service. On Monday 5/4 the will resume service to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue. On Wednesday 5/6 the # line will resume regular scheduled service.
  14. I forgot to add, as of tomorrow 4/29 the # 2 & 4 lines will resume normal weekday service. Slowly but surely... As far as the F/M swap I haven’t heard anything regarding such a change. Our pick started last Sunday and the only change that I know of is the to 96 street being discontinued on the weekends.

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