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  1. R179 Discussion Thread

    There is no "favoritism". It's called "needs of service" When the R160's were coming in the A had those power issues in the Rockaways that prevented the trains from running over that stretch. With the R179's, the needs of service have changed regarding the C line. At the time the order was placed there was no intentions of lengthening the C from 480-600 feet. With the upcoming L shutdown that has sinfe changed. You can check this out on the A/C study they did about a year or two "Upon delivery of R179 cars, currently on order, replace the entire C fleet and a small portion of the A fleet with the new cars" https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/pdf/AC_LineReview.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiFpNKoztvYAhXCTN8KHbDnA-kQFjAAegQIFRAB&usg=AOvVaw2tXDI3vfrKpEplJUoIsOfK
  2. Relay/Termination Procedures

    They still fumigate at Utica. One time there was a guy in a deep (I mean DEEP) slumber in the seat and the platform C/R started banging on the seat to wake him up lol. Sometimes after they're done the platform conductor will reach in and close down instead of the road C/R having to key themselves off. Also, we've never spoken on these forums (you probably didn't even know i existed lol) but i really enjoy reading your posts. They're incredibly informative and the information you provide is just invualable. You, RTOman, SubwayGuy and a few others. I tip my hat off to all of you. I took part 2 of the TA's new "Oral Profiency assesment" for Conductor last October and god willing i get called i will be certain to take the gems that you gentleman have shared with me. Again, thank you.
  3. You can be hired by the MTA if you have a felony conviction you just have to be honest about it when they call you in for processing, however i think the other posters point is completely asinine. Like you said there's the liability stand point. Since he already has problems controlling his urges who's to say if he were hired he doesn't do something crazier/more dangerous without people suspecting anything because he's already in uniform? What happens when he hurts/kills somebody from his recklessness? Sorry, not sorry. If he wants to operate a train/bus whatever then just like i did, just like every MTA exmployee who operates trains or is a conductor did, he needs to take the appropriate civil service exam and score high and let it happen from there. He's no better than those conquestors who pulled pranks in the last years IMO.
  4. 6 train being a rookie line

    Could you desribe what a money run is? Like do crews get paid more for getting their train in the yard and entering service at the terminal or something? And man that sounds brutal being on the train for 2+ hours. I feel for the conductors having to deal with the crowds and the fact that the 6 is local in Manhattan and the stations are close together so there's really no 'downtime'.
  5. Planned Subway Service Changes

    The 5 is running to/from Wakefield-Flatbush while the 2 is running to/from Dyre-SF. People living on the Dyre branch would've had to transfer regardless if they wanted access to Brooklyn on weekends. Also, the amount of people traveling to/from Brooklyn to the Bronx via subway is more than likely miniscule compared to the amount of people who need acess to Manhattan. The needs of the many > the needs of the few. The work must be done.
  6. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I've seen pics. From my understanding the 7 doesn't use ATS like the rest of the mainline IRT and the 42 street shuttle so that isn't much of a surprise IMO.
  7. Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Wow come to think of it today does make two months since i took my OPA aswell. It's crazy how time flies it felt like it was last week i took it. At this point I'm more interested in seeing how we did on the OPA moreso than our list numbers. Hopefully it doesnt take too long since the opd exam should finally expire in Feburary.
  8. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Hopefully all the R143's get that 'Cuomo' refurbishment that the R160's are getting they're definitely showing their age. The interiors are dimmer and more beat up than the slightly older R142/a's.
  9. R179 Discussion Thread

    Indeed. I'm moreso looking forward to riding them on the Can't wait to ride a NTT up CPW express, especially when the train does that dip at around 103-110th street N/b.
  10. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I'm a bit confused on what you're asking for. How would the conductor know that they're going to run into congestion beforehand if there isn't a major issue like a sick passenger ahead and they weren't instructed to hold the train in the station? How big of a delay ia caused by this? If time is of the essense maybe those people should leave their houses earlier. It happens to me almost daily riding the Eastern Parkway Line approaching rogers junction. It causes no morw than a 5 minute dwlay i don't see why i should get mad at the conductor nor the train operator. It's mindboggling how that poster thinks it's ok to come to people's jobs and scream at them because of their own ignorance, immaturity, impatience amongst other things...
  11. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    You may want to take a look at the schedules again. The B doesn't have the "best" frequencies on CPW
  12. Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Oh absolutely. Again, I'm not trying to single him out because he isn't the only one doing it and I'm sure he won't be the last. However the post that I was referring to did say that the letters are going out in batches according to the supervisor and there's a little over two thousand expected to recieve one. Remember there's only about 30 people who take the OPA per session, so it's quite possible that he just isn't in the batch who received a letter so far. Like you said he just has to remain patient like the rest of us did. If anything he can email the exams unit with his concerns.
  13. Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Your question is literally answered five posts above yours. I'm not trying to single you out because you're not the only one, but can people please read the thread before they ask certain questions. Alot of the answers are there and it's a bit annoying and a slap in the face when you have people providing updates with what you want to know and people don't even bother reading. I really mean that in the nicest way possible, it just seems like we're going backwards. Anyway, thanks to everyone who took their exam yesterday and gave an update. That 6-8 month timeline works out perfectly for me. I'm really eager to get our results for the OPA back. Hopefully that doesn't take 6-8 months, but I won't hold my breath.
  14. Well, this morning all of the turnstiles at my station said "no cards". The station agent buzzed everybody in. Good thing this happened during the am rush. (sarcasm)
  15. T/O Exam # 7604 (Open-Competitive)

    Not trying to be harsh but if you read the conductors thread you'd find your answers. We already discussed the OPA and what to expect, no need to misinform and get the candidates for the T/O exam hopes up.


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