Jump to content

Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


RR503 last won the day on September 29

RR503 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

210 Excellent

Social Info

1 Follower

About RR503

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
    Brooklyn, NY

Recent Profile Visitors

764 profile views
  1. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I’ve always wondered — why do those extra tracks exist by 72nd st on CPW?
  2. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    The Brooklyn trains are being nixed ostensibly so that the LIRR can streamline the interlocking (in reality, they're too stingy to spend on a couple flyovers that would allow seamless integration of BK and PS/GCT flows). Once that is done, capacity is said to increase by about 40%. The only way thru-running would work would be to do actual thru running. Babylon-Trenton, Huntington-Morristown, Ronkonkoma-Long Branch etc. Even then, the commute markets will still be hub/spoke -- the gains will be in equipment utilization and capacity.
  3. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Da hell? Its less reputable populace? The issue with sports games is not class mixing, it’s crowding spikes and drunk idiots...
  4. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I'm sure this has been asked/answered before, but why do the 142As have such a low MDBF?
  5. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Well would you look at that. Thanks Lance! Do any of you know if they're depicting reroutes in this fashion also?
  6. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    No to both. If you assign 32s en masse to the , there’s a good chance you’ll get a set of them on the next train too. So, instead of a simple, quick and dirty reroute, you’re left with horrendous service gaps and platform crowding. What’s more, by putting 32s on a relatively long route with steep grades, you’re virtually asking for such a situation to take place. Better to leave them on peripheral/non 24/7 services. Same logic applies to the and . Those two services interline with at least one line from every B division trunk, so a stalled train (basically an eventuality given the 32s MDBF) has the capability to cascade over everything. Plus, the especially is an extremely high intensity service, featuring crushloads and express runs, hardly the place for a creaky old set of cars. Let the poor R32s die in peace, wearing themselves out on the or .
  7. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    And, pray, what would sea beach riders do in this hypothetical? Sorry, I don’t follow, are you saying we should put the 32s on the or ?
  8. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Hell hath frozen over
  9. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Any pics by any chance? I’d love to see.
  10. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I haven’t seen these new posters — are they finally doing maps of the service changes?
  11. Do you think it'd be better if the MTA was directly accountable to NIMBYs? If politicians could run on ridiculous infrastructure projects..and then actually build them? I can't imagine anything worse for the MTA than filling the board with politicians. The whole idea of a public authority is that some functions of government are best separated from voters for the voters own good.
  12. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I doubt that. The 211s will go where their CBTC capabilities and wider doors (and gangways) are needed, so expect another swap between CI and Jamaica when they arrive...
  13. Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    That would be spectacular if it is at all possible!! Not only will I use them, but I'll show them to my bosses at the MTA who have been searching for years for this kind of thing. Thank you so much!!
  14. Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    Yeah I am more worried about the underpinning etc that will have to happen than anything else. Also remember the at that point is in a cast iron tube -- I'm not an engineer but wouldn't that be much more difficult to modify/add a connection to than a cut-and-cover stretch? BTW nice diagram -- where did you get it?
  15. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Yup. AFAIK no 62s are being CBTCed.


Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.