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  1. Word is that while the problem that caused the train separation was quickly identified and fixed, they’re doing a more comprehensive analysis to square away any other potential issues so they don’t have to keep pulling them.
  2. Not sure yet. The call still hasn’t been made and there is still some internal back-and-forth right now about next steps. It could be tomorrow, it could be next week, or next month. Just have to wait and see.
  3. Just putting it out there that it may not be long before the R179s are back in service. The issue was quickly identified and only present on the train involved in the pull-apart incident. Bombardier wasn’t really responsible for this. This was a result of a QA/QC failure at WABTEC, which was the supplier of the linkbar equipment.
  4. It varies depending on the needs of the service really. So far looks like 8-9 consists of R160s donated to the A. i should add that several consists of R179s have been transferred out of Pitkin Yard for storage at an undisclosed location.
  5. The switches at Kings Highway are out of service until around September, so regular weekday service likely won’t return until then. New switch machines are being installed that are incompatible with the existing GRS Model 5 interlocking machine. Next time a switch throws at Kings Highway it’ll be under the control of the new interlocking being constructed there. This is why the F for the time being will continue to run the essential service schedule - the base F schedule is inoperable right now due to Kings Highway being unavailable. In the interim it is possible that a supplement schedule will be written with slightly increased service and a few trains turning at 18ave. Either way, the F’s train requirements are reduced compared to the base schedule which is a major help in this situation. Yesterday afternoon, 5 R160s from Culver Yard were transferred to Rockaway Park Yard. Overnight, several more consists from JYD and 179 layup were transferred to Pitkin Yard. One of them is a Siemens set. 28 R32s are currently at ENY now after 3 transfer movements yesterday evening. Given that access to/from 207 yard isn’t available this weekend due to a GO, that number isn’t likely to change until Monday at the earliest.
  6. Unfortunately can’t provide details because they aren’t set in stone (and not public info yet) but there may be some car shuffling to make service in response to the temporary removal of the R179s from service.
  7. Yep, initially it was appearing that the cars were retired, even to those inside the agency. More info came out this afternoon with regards to their status. I've updated everything with the more recent and accurate information as of this afternoon. The cars remain on the active roster and may return to service once the COVID-19 pandemic has concluded. With respect to the R42s, those cars may actually be formally retired at this point, as they have been transferred out of the formal responsibility of the car shops for maintenance. Of course, formally retired cars can return to service if needs permit. This has certainly occurred in the past.
  8. This is a very important point. The cars are not retired per se, just held OOS. I've edited the title and description to make that distinction more clear. It is being said that the cars may return to service once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
  9. All R32s now either in exclusive work service or held OOS. All cars are on the hold sheet and none are available for passenger service. Last regular revenue run was the 843 EUC/168 on March 26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k311zffaZQ4
  10. I'm sure this info is also going to be in an upcoming ERA bulletin as well as elsewhere, but the official car assignments have changed to reflect R32s running only on the A line alongside R46s and R179s, with the C being a mix of R46s and R179s. As it happens occasionally with changes to car assignments for various operational and bureaucratic reasons, sometimes it takes a while for what actually takes place on the road to catch up to the changes in car assignments. But given that the official car assignments denote zero R32s on the C, I'd say get your R32 C rides in now while you can I guess.
  11. Changes are coming to the and lines very soon, may even be tomorrow. The R32s are on very borrowed time.
  12. Those were the last 3 cars to be delivered - 3047/6/5. They’ve started installing the number plates on NYCT property for some of the last few deliveries.
  13. Not sure what tweet you're referring to - I didn't tweet that. Regardless, that info is correct. The cars are no longer in regular revenue service.
  14. There are two R46s out today and they have been cycling between the N and W lines. Today was the first day that we operated an R46 .

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