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Cabanamaner

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  1. Cabanamaner

    R179 Discussion Thread

    It's a shame that R179s are crapping out so early out of the gate, hopefully things can improve sooner than later. I've actually come to enjoy the R179s over the R143/R160s. I can't really put my finger on it, but the interior of the R179 feels more spacious compared to the R160s, which I enjoy.
  2. The riders who are celebrating this should ashamed of themselves. I understand the shutdown would've been hell for those who depend on the L, but it really was the most effective solution, time and money wise. This newer "plan" will drag the repairs out for YEARS, while using unproven construction methods that could end up possibly worsening the condition of the tunnel. 4 years of resources, people leaving their homes, and businesses having to close all for NOTHING.
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    A Breakdown of How and Why Farebeating Is So Prevalent

    I'd like to see the MTA take another crack at the HEET turnstiles, perhaps with easier-to-push bars or panels so that folks won't complain that it's too hard to operate. Its by far more effective than the standard turnstiles since you can't jump over or crawl underneath them. Its unfortunate that the MTA has gotten rid of them in places that need them most.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Honestly, I enjoy all of the current subway cars in their own ways. Threatening to not ride a certain subway line because of the cars they use is a level of cringe that's unfortunately all too familiar on these forums. Let's just appreciate the cars for what they are while we still have them.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I'm actually shocked so many people dislike them. It feels super satisfying to be on R46 when it's on an express route, those things can really go.
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    1991 Service Plan + 63rd Street Service Plan

    Very interesting read. I remember seeing a custom map showing what the to 207th would've looked like somewhere on this forum.
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    List of closed New York City Subway entrances

    I'd argue that one of those closed Fordham Road entrances should be reopened. Given the awkward design of the station, the northern portion of the southbound platform is desolate and disgusting since it no longer has any open staircases. Most of the customers congregate near the southern part of the platform to board the train.
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    Enhanced Station Initiative

    I really hope they added anti-pigeon spikes or something to that entrance, it was absolutely filthy before it closed.
  9. Cabanamaner

    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Gosh, I hate it when public transit doesn't cater to all my wants and desires!! /s
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    Enhanced Station Initiative

    Saw a glimpse of 174th Street today and it already looks much better than CPW renovations. The tiles actually look clean, and the new walls that cover the abandoned 175th Street entrance actually fit in nicely. Can't wait to see 167th.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Can we discuss railfan behavior on the holiday train/special fan trips? It's one thing to be excited for the older trains, most of us are. But almost picking fights over who gets the railfan window or screaming random nonsense around strangers makes us look bad. C'mon, we're better than this.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    It was wrong of them to assault you and I'm sorry you had to go through that. But I cannot stress the importance of manners in public, especially in a confined space like a train. ALWAYS cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough, no exceptions. No one wants to be around by another person's germs.
  13. Cabanamaner

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Just like how the R160s had the SAS announcements and signs years before the line even opened, they probably have it just in case there's ever a need for a K train. Though I'm skeptical of that happening.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    This exemplifies the stupidity of MTA's naming policy. They have no issue with three stations named 7th Avenue or 5 stations named 23rd Street, yet they insisted on that awkward as hell "W-T-C Cortlandt" name to differentiate it from a station a block away that services the exact same area. Ridiculous.
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    Enhanced Station Initiative

    Unfortunately, the ESI project has been postponed/cancelled due to lack of funding, so those stations won't be seeing renovations for the foreseeable future (though Westchester Sq on the will get a renovation when it receives it's ADA upgrade). IIRC, 57th Street-6th Avenue and 145th Street should reopen next month.

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