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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Most likely, although the MCIs out of Yukon still run on the SIMs (like the SIM5, SIM6, SIM9, etc. ) Another reason could be so that all the 2002 buses are housed at one depot (Yukon) instead of splitting them between the latter and Castleton.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Heads up, 3206-3209 was recently delivered. Can't believe no one including me noticed until just now...
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    Rockaway Beach Branch

    To both @RR503 and @MrQuesada (really fascinated by your responses): We've gone back and forth about this many times in the past, but I've mainly moved on from making proposals. I will however, share my thoughts on the overall matter at hand given I find this discussion interesting. I do agree the is slow at times, but detiming 8 Av and Fulton will solve this issue. Yes, it does increase risk of derailments, but to play it safe, the useless timers should be disposed of, and the only ones that should be kept are the ones absolutely necessary. I also agree with sending the to Lefferts, but I would divert the current RPK trips to serve the latter instead so that both the Rockaways and the Lefferts branch will get a compromise. As for the , it can be infrequent off-peak, and the skip-stop service ultimately doesn't save much time, nor does the express run between Myrtle-Marcy. The also experiences bottlenecks at Cypress Hills, Myrtle Av, and finally the Williamsburg Bridge, which is already expressed to have limits on TPH. Having said that, I feel the best way to improve the is obviously to somehow eliminate the bottleneck at Myrtle with the , and also to run peak express service (in this case ) to Broadway Junction and points beyond. I've mainly toyed with the idea of rerouting the line to Jamaica Av, but since that will likely cause NIMBY opposition, I've come up with an alternative. I would have the run local from Jamaica to Manhattan, convert Crescent St and Alabama Av into express stops (by constructing the middle express track over the current island platform, then building another one on top the the latter), and then have that same express track mentioned earlier run all the way from Broadway Junction to 121 St (having Woodhaven as an express stop, as well as the latter two) As for the RBB, it's not necessarily useful for traveling to Manhattan, but rather intra-borough travel. The Q52/Q53 have a lot of strain and overcrowding problems, and they can only go so far. While many try to argue that the subways and buses are different, I beg to differ because it was mentioned earlier that people from the Rockaways use both the buses and the , so they obviously have identical catchment areas. And just because the and are present there doesn't mean that they have adequate options. Not everyone is going to Manhattan during the AM rush, and if you're trying to go to points north of Liberty Junction, you're basically screwed over unless you take the overcrowded buses. One major market other than Queens Center Mall is LIC, which is place that neither the nor serve. This is why the RBB is mainly useful for intra-borough travel, rather than multi-borough travel. It's obvious that no one will sit on a local train to Manhattan. I do agree QBL is overcrowded, but what's already causing that problem in the first place is the fact that many are using local buses to get to it. If the RBB was constructed, it will greatly relieve the buses in nearby areas and would make commuting less stressful. As for which service that should run on the RBB, I've always seen the to be the best fit. It doesn't make things complicated given that the only affected stations would be 67 Av and Forest Hills-71 Av, but that would be negligible given we have the (or any other service, your pick, if the was routed to Astoria). Sending the would only make things more complicated because it would mean that a plethora of stations would get affected, including the busy Jamaica Center. This is basically my overall take on the matter, and I fully agree with the argument presented!
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Guys calm down. While I'm saddened to hear this news (the 1996s were my favorite RTS of all time and spent the past few months dedicated to chasing the last of them down), there are still plenty of 1998 RTS models roaming around, mostly at Jamaica. Flatbush, and ENY. The D60HFs can still hold on until the end of the year, but they will definitely be retired by 2020. The 1996s also highly surpassed their retirement, and the fact that they lived to almost see 23 years of service is insane. I'd say the best thing to fan would be the Orion VII CNG as they will definitely be gone by February.
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    New York City Subway car listing

    Remaining R160s at 207 St: 8585-8592 (8), 8625-8628 , 8641-8648 (8), 9947-9950 , 9963-9974 (12) 44 R160s, or 5 sets, remain at 207 St for the . The is losing R160s fast...
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    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    5621 to scrap from Tuskegee
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    New York City Subway car listing

    8629-32: 207 St returned to ENY
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Is 145 (ex-7685) still trackable?
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    The R32s aren't going anywhere regardless of the situation at hand. And scrapping the R42s now will only cause the spare factor to drop. Most of the proposed swaps are still gonna happen regardless of the stupid cancellation.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    I've seen Cuomo propose ridiculously dumb ideas, but this right here is the most stupidest thing he could've done. I mean, he'll only make it worse by proposing single-tracking. Sure, it's only nights and weekends, but come on, the city and especially the subway never dies down outside the weekdays. The new additions to the tunnel will likely be weak and feeble given that it's only being worked on weekends, and repairs will be rushed like the average ESI station. The repairs won't be significant whatsoever given they'll only last decades, as opposed to the 15-month option, which would last up to century. What's better, a long option that will make the cables strong, or a rushed project bound to be forever bad?
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    7685. It was renumbered because of incoming XD40s in the same number range (kinda like the Artics and D60HF). At the current rate, more O7 CNGs may get renumbered given that XD40s are coming in fast.
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    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    I'm sad to announce that as of today, there are no more R32s on the . While there's still around ten cars worth of R32s there, they are withdrawn from operating in service until they get transferred to 207 St. It was fun while it lasted, but it is what is I guess...
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    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    The R32 will definitely be gone soon, considering only one set remains. The R42s will finally start leaving ENY right after the R32s leave, meaning we'll finally get an answer as to which line they'll go to...
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    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    133 (ex-5580) retired out of West Farms
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    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    According to MHV9218: 4914, 4976, 5131, 5152-5153, 5169, 5196 all retired out of Jamaica

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