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subwaycommuter1983

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  1. The G having only 10 trains, regardless of length, will mean longer wait times. Ridership is increasing on the C and G in Brooklyn. That's why the both lines will become full length. It was supposed to happen this year, but since the Canarsie tunnel reconstruction was modified, it was postponed until the r211's.
  2. Exactly. The G will need all 11 8-car r179 trains from the C, plus 2 8-car trains from ENY.
  3. The G only has about 50 r68's, a good chunk can easily go to Concourse, which has a deficit of cars and the rest can stay at CIY and be used as spares for the B, N, W. And yes, crosstown CBTC will be compatible with the r179's. That's why the G will most likely get the r179's from the C. The C currently uses 11 8- car r179's, which will cover almost the whole G fleet. The G will only need 1 or 2 8-car r179's from ENY, which already has a surplus of 8 car NTT's.
  4. I wonder if that picture was taken during one of those weekends when the J was running from Broad street to Metropolitan Avenue, while the M was suspended, and for some technical reason the r179 J trains were renamed as M trains.
  5. Not really. The r179's have never been on the M. Only the A, C, J, Z has the r179's.
  6. True. We might see a decrease of r32's on the A once the rest of the r179's enter service on the A. The C will definitely keep the same number of r32's and r179's until the r211's. I still believe that the G will get the r179's from the C once the r211's enter service.
  7. I believe so. I've barely seen r32's on the A only during the weekdays and I've been seeing and riding the r179's on the A more often without even chasing them.
  8. I guess the MTA missed another r179 deadline (ALL r179's delivered by this month), but at least progress is still being made.
  9. To make sure that the train is working properly before entering service. It is a safety hazard to put a brand new train in service without being tested first.
  10. Enjoy this clip that I found on YouTube.
  11. Check out the latest r179 delivery video that I found on YouTube.
  12. I'm glad the MTA made the decision of increasing local service along CPW, instead of limiting local service. The reason I am saying this is because there has been weekend where the C has been running express (one way), while cutting service on 1 train past 96th street. There shouldn't be any track work done along CPW, while track work is being done along 7th avenue and viceversa. Also,I think, since ENY still has a surplus of 8car r179's and r160's, that the MTA should consider a possible permanent weekend M train extension past Delancey Street. What do you guys think??
  13. Exactly. I was referring to the C. Although, I was surprised to see all those r160 M trains running on CPW. I'll be in back in NYC. Will the M continue to run along CPW in future weekends? Also, thanks @mine248 for sharing the latest update on the 10 car r179's. How many 10 car r179's are in total. (delivered plus testing/in service)?
  14. I found an interesting r179 video on YouTube. I left NYC a few days ago (summer vacation) and I'm still out of town and I found this r179 video with the M trains running on CPW?? That's kind of odd. Lol!! Anyways enjoy the clip.

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