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  1. kosciusko

    2017 Subway Ridership

    I wouldn't be so quick to call these numbers pathetic. A lot of stations that experienced a drop in ridership still have a higher ridership then in 2012-2013. I think that ridership levels are dropping but only because they have spiked in 2015-2016, and that what we are seeing now is a stabilization. When I have time this weekend I'll make a spreadsheet or something to explore these trends in a more coherent way.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Why though
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Is there a (new?) timer between 8th street and Prince street on the southbound track? I've noticed trains slow down to a jog then speed up as they enter the station. Why is that timer there?
  4. http://abc7ny.com/news/de-blasio-and-bratton-release-latest-nyc-crime-statistics/1145112/ https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/04/03/new-yorks-annual-murder-statistics-are-still-worse-than-londons http://abc7ny.com/nypd-new-york-citys-2017-crime-rate-was-lowest-since-1951/2868270/ I it says there was a "slight increase" in crime on the Subways in 2017 but it's still down if you look at the data across ten years.
  5. I hate DeBlasio as much as the next guy but I just don't see how "man assaulted on subway" is newsworthy. It happens all the time and it's a reality that we as New Yorkers have to live with. The fact of the matter is that crime is at an all time low, and the city is safer than ever, but we will always have to deal with some crime. Pointing fingers at the police and the Mayor because of the odd subway assault is pointless.
  6. Oh please, this is nothing compared to what it was like in the 80's and 90's. It's a big city, stuff like this will happen every now and then.
  7. 75ft or train had its breaks triggered between 8th and 14th streets. Backing up all all northbound broadway local trains during rush hour.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    They're a bit dirty but they are no doubt among the most reliable.
  9. Instead of cutting back the why not just send more of them up to 96th?
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    The r179 order should answer that question.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    If I'm not mistaken. Kwasaki builds the shells in Japan and Nebraska, and the trucks in Japan. Ships them both to NY, and attaches the trucks in Yonkers as a part of final assembly. When did I ever say anything about China? It's not about who buys trains from who, it's about who makes the best trains. There are plenty of other rail companies with manufacturing in the US that we could use. Hitachi, Nippon Sharyo, Talgo, to name a few.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Shells and trucks. And that's a lot of the construction.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    It's far more complicated then just simply "in the country" and "out of the country." The NYS Economy doesn't exist in a vacuum. The stipulation doesn't guarantee that money stays in NY anyway. Alstom built the r160s in Brazil and only sent them to NY for final assembly. Same deal with Kawasaki. The brunt of the construction isn't done in NY regardless so the stipulation only serves to obstruct other companies from bidding. Some with the r143's, they were all built in Japan, then sent to Yonkers for final assembly.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    If you think paying hyper-inflated prices for rail equipment is a good thing then that's on you. I couldn't care less as to where my tax money goes as long as it's being used most efficiently.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    IIRC Byford hinted at opening up the bidding to more companies. If he's able to actually do it that would be ideal. The made in NY stipulation is really damaging to the Subway System. These new tariffs might lead to a manufacturing rout in the railroad industry, which would force us to open up the bidding.

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