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ibroketheprinter

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  1. I'm not sure to be honest. I have only bought e-tickets for LIRR rides of late, mainly City Ticket. Works beautifully. It has allowed me to catch trains that I wouldn't get otherwise as I have bought them right on the platform as the train was ready to depart, LIRR 100% takes card. I've lost my monthly twice at the end of the month and have had to pay for the remaining one or two days with my debit card. I've never had a problem.
  2. Full color screens are far easier to read than dot matrix screens. It probably also has something to do with New York's insatiable desire to see something new (*cough* subwayfan1998). To a degree I can sympathize with that, considering having to look at the same decrepit stations day after day can get tiring. I feel that if OMNY was implemented with current-standard LCDs it would put a damper on the media hype. Remember, you also have to buy over New Yorkers and convince them that this project is actually worth it.
  3. Are you referring to that mockup that was posted on here about 10/11 years ago? I'm not even sure that was official.
  4. What does the 12% denote? Is this the p/c complete of the total project or just the installation of the readers?
  5. Is this purely because of the physical layout of the line, or the nature of the equipment on the line?
  6. It will be interesting to see in the future what sort of decision we make in regards to the Museum Fleet. At what point does modification of the historic fleet come to a point where they are no longer the same car? Is it worth the cost? These are issues that need a deeper look into as the signaling system of the subway modernizes as the years unfold.
  7. Yes. The only station that was damaged was Cortlandt.
  8. I saw that all over the 7 this morning. Have to say, they are small enough not to be obtrusive but big enough to be noticed. Very Impressed!
  9. I saw the 10 car train heading south on the express track when I was at 86th today, didn't catch the numbers or destination.
  10. Do we have any updates on the M9s expected service date? LIRR's twitter said May but from what I understand, testing is still going on.
  11. Wait, I'm older than the legendary @Around the Horn? Never in a million years would've thought! (Albeit by a year 🙃)
  12. Who knows if we'll even still have planet in 50 years? Things aren't looking that hot right now 😉
  13. We are in the lands of the lowest bid. If CRRC can outbid Kawasaki, Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, etc, then chances are they will get the bid. With that being said, situations are open to change and considering the R262s are in the early stages of planning, there is still much time for the MTA to make a decision. Nothing is even close to being set in stone with the r262
  14. Presumably retired. If we call the lifespan of a subway car about 40 years, that would mean that the R160s (now about 10 years old, scary to think 😬) would be 50-60 by then, and unless we end up with another R32 situation they will most likely be headed for the scrapyards.
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