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  1. 1 hour ago, vioreen said:

    I realize that the (E) dose not deserve to go express on QBL since its a short line, instead they should make the (R) on QBL express.

    Operationally, this would make no sense. The 11th Street Cut dumps the (R) onto the QBL local at Queens Plaza, so it'd be pretty pointless to have to make the (E) and (R) do a direct crossing move at Queens Plaza, which would make that already-bad bottleneck worse (with the (E) and (M)). 

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  2. So, San Francisco recently did a huge shake-up of their Muni Metro network. (You can see a summary of the changes here: https://www.sfmta.com/blog/big-changes-ahead-when-muni-rail-returns-august

    Their general consolidation of through-routes in the Market Street Subway and slimming down the amount of interlined services through the tunnel, as well as replacing three lines terminating at Embarcadero with just one got me thinking about the rumors of the swap for the (F) and (M) on 53rd Street and 63rd Street. I feel like this should be revisited, especially as ridership picks up again, considering the crowding benefits on the (F) and at Roosevelt Avenue with transfers to/from 63rd Street-bound trains. Of course, the real benefits here come from reducing the bottlenecks at Queens Plaza and 36th Street, which means you'd be able to improve service on the (E), (F), (M), and (R), just by virtue of cleaning up the merges alone. 

    Curious as to what you guys think, especially when we now see another fairly large US transit agency reevaluating and changing the way it operates service to use their infrastructure more efficiently. 

  3. 1 minute ago, Union Tpke said:

    there was still work to be done, namely finding the man

    Who knows? They may have already taken the T/O out and not informed that group of firefighters that he was deceased. It was reportedly over 100 people responding. I do agree and think that the photo should be taken down though

  4. 19 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

    This is atrocious.

    Was just talking about this with some friends. They may have not known anyone had died at that point, and also, they're firefighters. They're probably proud of their own work and this is how they're documenting it. I think assuming whoever posted the photo originally found out the T/O died, it would be best to take that photo down, though. 

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  5. 3 minutes ago, Coney Island Av said:

    the other five cars in the whole consist were left unharmed and can return to service.

    I saw a video, from what it looks like, yes. Maybe some smoke damage, but they almost certainly will be able to come back into service. 


    2 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

    also, did that (3) train behind the damaged (2) train receive damage as well? 

    No, the (3) was unharmed. 

    Edit: there was also a video of someone who was on the scene, showing the rear half of the train in the station filled with smoke. Here's a screencap showing the end of the train


  6. 1 minute ago, Union Tpke said:

    From the photos, it looked like the other ones were damaged to me.


    The rubber on the doors peeled and there seems to be some water and smoke damage, but overall, considering the firebombed 4 train back in the day was repaired, this doesn't seem like they'll have to scrap other cars besides 6347. If they can salvage parts and equipment from them, I assume they will do exactly that. 

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  7. 51 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

    6346 and 6348 are almost certainly destroyed.

    Not quite, you can see from photos from the cars around it that 6347 was the only one to be completely gutted from the fire. My guess is they may use less damaged cars as parts donors, or even use them for some mid-life overhaul mockup considering that with CBTC upgrades, the R142/A fleet is planned to also receive a GOH-type refresh. And yeah, I do expect them to now tack on an extra 5 cars to the R262 order. 

  8. 29 minutes ago, SubwayFan3000 said:

    R211s are expected to arrive for testing in Q3-Q4 2020, but it will be in Service in 2021, I Agree we will see. Me Personally is 50/50 Chance.

    The first R211 is expected to arrive this July. 

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  9. Just now, Calvin said:

    Not for nothing, it's good for Jamaica's 46s to have fresh air outside aside from being underground all the time on the (R) (with the (F)). Mostly, the (N)(W) is outside with the (G) short in distance. 

    I, for one, think it's fun to see the 46s where they haven't been for practically my whole life. Just the other day I managed to snag a great shot of 2 R46s under a Northeast Regional at Ditmars!


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  10. 33 minutes ago, SubwayFan3000 said:

    Same and I Feel you, I Hate the R46s on the (N)(Q)(W) Trains and they are Shit.

    Just let it die already...

    Whine all you want, sue the MTA, hell, go down with pickets and march outside of 2 Broadway. They're still putting them in Coney Island Yard whether you like it or not. Astoria will be getting CBTC in the next five years, so you're guaranteed your tech trains back in due time. Plus, the R46s should be retired by then, so it's not even that big of an issue. Sheesh! 

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  11. 1 hour ago, Q23 via 108 said:

    But to habitually let trains pass to specifically avoid a car type that will make up the majority of the (N) train fleet is childish.

    He can let them pass, but to complain here about it and say the MTA is at fault? That's nonsense. He can wait all he wants for the train, in whatever weather, for whatever car he wants, but it's ridiculous to then say how the swap is bad when he's bringing this upon himself. 

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