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  1. For #1, I think they wanted to make Broadway completely voiced by the other Thompson (Campion). But that was mostly discarded later, mostly keeping Cowdery for the and trains. For #2, this should be standard for the normally local portions of each line and the night and weekend locals. For #3, I never knew the reason why the original program was ditched in favor of a mix of announcers, though I prefer the other Thompson doing all of these announcements For #4, there was a reason why that had to be done for the Brooklyn IRT to the Bush, though I would prefer they only have the Broadway and Sixth Avenue BMT/IND based express lines heading south to just say Coney Island bound train or train out of respect for the former practice calling it after the neighborhood. What about if Campion announced it as Jamaica Center bound whenever it needs to go to Jamaica Center? There's a reason why she says Parsons Archer as well on that announcement. In fact, she should be doing that complete announcement rush; Cowdery's been doing shorter ones for a while, only doing it complete for the train via Sixth Avenue. For #5, there are announcers that do announcements by trunk; Ettinger does Lexington and Thompson Broadway - 7th Avenue. The other announcers (Cowdery, Bergen, Mitchell, Pellet, and Campion) are a special case; Pellet even did announcements for the train to and via Whitehall at one point, the last new set he did was the train transfers at Junction Boulevard and Willets Point, including Main Street and 111th/New York Hall of Science and the transfers to the train at 63rd and Lexington on the , , , , , , and trains coinciding with the return of the train on weekdays (part of why on the Lexington and Broadway programs mentioned, the service signs were extended). The shortenings done right were for 238 (as Nereid Av), Dyre, Utica, Main St, and 34-Hudson. They even had the destination sign extended to scroll for a while for Queens Blvd Express, as well as an destination sign to Broadway Junction. There were a few others done for scrolling like the train for Broadway - 4 Av Express and the train for 59 St-Broadway Local (though it should have been 60 St, since the transfer platform has always been on 60 St). For #6, the Select+ announcements have every right to be there, though I like how there are original Select+ announcements for the Bx12 (by Pellet), M15/16/34 (by Campion), and Bx41/B44/Q44/SI79 (by Cowdery). Those types of complete announcements are what they should continue to aim for. The shortened announcements on other ones created after the initial list before the M14 via Avenues A and D by Mitchell (which was complete), they came from a failed experiment to test shorter announcements for the train and train. There were two Select+ announcements for the Bx41 and the Q44 that could have been used for the two aforementioned lines, but they were butchered into the shorter ones for some reason, particularly for the train. I like how they fixed the train's destination sign to be 7 Av Express and 7 Av Local. The other one for Lexington, they should have at least left the Local signage alone because that was how it initially appeared; I didn't like the fact that they had the LCL destination sign before, but I really thought they could not extend the wording for Express on Lexington before the Clark Street Closure. Now I know that Express wording from inside the interior digital signage looked very bad on the R142 due to the enormous spacing that existed earlier that was never fixed among other bugs, but not so much on the R142 by Kawasaki as the spacing was evened out right from the start. They even left the Bronx - Lex Av Express and Local for the train alone because it was better inside that aforementioned area. The LOC for Lexington Avenue Local is silly at best. I guess what I don't understand is why at multiple stops before the destination stop on the IRT mainline (except for the train and the 42nd Street ), they removed any mention of the destination stop, but the one announcement that needs to be fixed is the long gap announcement at 59th Street.
  2. Barely anyone used the train when it ran express between Ditmars and Queensboro, stopping at Hoyt since most passengers flocked to the train which until July 2001 had been the main Ditmars to Queensboro Local.
  3. Oh, I see. In that case, could you please do a sign according to the 1990's overhead signage that says: E 177 St - Parkchester and To Pelham Bay Park, all times Pelham Bay Park Weekdays via local to E 177 St - Parkchester; Via Pelham Bay Park Local transfer to Express across the platform
  4. Thanks, man. I discovered that the dimensions for the sign you created when I tried to make it as an additional signature did not follow what it was supposed to be according to the guidelines. In light of that, I wonder if perhaps it can be reworked somehow with less pixels to match what the guidelines are in respect to signatures.
  5. Can I have a sign done that says: Uptown and Pelham Bay Park Local Pelham Bay Park Express Mosholu Local The Bronx via To Pelham Bay Park, all times To Pelham Bay Park, To Woodlawn - Jerome Av, Lexington Av Local and E 177 St - Parkchester, weekdays weekday afternoons late nights
  6. I don't understand why the train should go express from 179th Street - Jamaica to 71-Continental Avenues; I think you're aware that it never ran express along Hillside on weekends.
  7. Pardon me for necroposting, but I still don't know whose voice that is😂! As far as I know, it perhaps sounds like Mitchell's lower voice. Anyways, there were two times that I ran into the same conductor and R62A set on the local (1975 to 1691 to be exact); he has a name, Rodney. The first time I got on his train in a while was on Wednesday, July 31 (I had first run into him when he did the General Order that had him run express from Pelham Bay Park to Hunts Point, stopping at East 177th Street) and his train became the first to run express after Hunts Point. The way he did his announcements were very crisp and clear, as authoritative as Ettinger that does the Lexington - 4th Avenue Express and Local. The second time was today and it was earlier this morning. It became the last train to completely run express from East 177 to 138th - 3rd (stopping at Hunts Point). Both times, that set ended up on the same track (the West Track) to depart Pelham Bay Park and it was both times where I missed the earlier express on the East Track.
  8. I've noticed that a whole bunch of stuff had been broken recently, from the login dropdown to the user dropdown (after having logged in) to the chat box and the notification button (after having logged in). The way that it is broken is that for the login dropdown, it goes directly to the login screen, as well as the notification globe that goes directly to the notifications and the messages balloon that goes directly to the messages. I wonder if you could look into those things so that they can be rectified as soon as possible.
  9. The way you went about this was not productive at all. There was supposed to be a meaningful discussion and then it had to be cancelled because your opinion that there should be accessibility across the board while I think that should be the case trumped what the MTA head wanted to have, to have a discussion regarding ways to improve things across the board. As @Union Tpke indicated earlier, what you have done created more harm than help.
  10. I hope I ride the 42nd Street line before August 16, @Union Tpke. Do you have any days where you're gonna be out fanning the 42nd Street line?
  11. 8739 from vendor to Bartow (Gun Hill). Spotted on the 30 last night terminating at 206.
  12. That may be as part of scheduling to have the train come back up as an alternate train east of Myrtle.
  13. I really hear you on that; I find it really unsettling that it has to happen the way it was reported.

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