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  1. The video only refers to the original Vignelli design. I wonder what the creators would think about the recent redesign? Like the Weekender diagram, and the maps the MTA gave out at the SAS opening. All the parks are removed, so there is no sense of distance, and Broadway is changed to be a diagonal rather than right angles, so 50th Street, which this video spends so much time talking about, is depicted closer to where it actually is.
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    MTA to begin retiring MetroCards in May 2019

    It's the obvious thing to do because you can't get rid of it until the new fare collection method is working perfectly across the entire system, which is what I was trying to argue and why I made that comparison. And it's the MTA we're talking about here. I have no faith in them getting anything done on time and on budget, even if what they're doing is based on something that was done successfully elsewhere.
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    MTA to begin retiring MetroCards in May 2019

    It would be extremely stupid for them to do that. If something goes wrong, then they have no backup. They have to iron out all the kinks and expand the new payment method to the entire system before they even consider getting rid of the MetroCard. You don't eliminate the use of the old tech until the new tech is sufficiently reliable. Let's use the Flushing line CBTC as an example. If they got rid of the wayside signalling completely when CBTC came online for the first time, we'd be up the creek without a paddle and that's an understatement.
  4. I'm guessing the secondary egress doors were specified for exactly this reason. Of course, if there aren't enough of them, there'll be delays up and down the line.
  5. I've seen people use them. I can count the number on one hand. ...yeah, this is stupid. Let's make people cross the street to get to the bus! Let's have a so-called park directly in the middle of a road where no one likes walking anyway! This is car control, not beautification.
  6. 7LineFan

    Shuttles and More (Fall - Part 3)

    I've always hated the fact that they stopped painting the blue stripe onto the doors but... that looks ghastly. And inconsistent since they painted the front door.
  7. 7LineFan

    R188 Discussion Thread

    Why not? Some of the old ones are on their way to being illegible, even though it's common sense to know where the train is going.
  8. My uncle sent me this photo yesterday morning. Says he found it underneath the 61st St-Woodside station.
  9. 7LineFan

    R211 Discussion Thread

    8 per car. Based on the simulation of the "flexible" FIND I'm going to assume it's just an LCD display... so honestly it's not as brilliant as it seems. It's just programming. Besides the Japanese have had that kind of above-door flexible information display for years now (although maybe not as large a display), so this is just the MTA playing catch-up.
  10. Tan + yellow doesn't work. Might as well go full NTT and paint the interior white with blue seats.
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    New Refurbished Standing Room R160 Train

    I'm OK with the racing stripes on the lead cars of each set. I'd rather a single stripe across the waist of the rest of the cars a la pre-GOH R44/46, rather than covering the entire window area. They had a chance to reintroduce a classic look and they blew it. Are they trying to make the cars look like a pediatric ward? Because that's what it feels like with those interior wraps. It was fine when the art was confined to the art cards on the inside of the destination signs, but this is too much for me.
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    New Subway Pilot: Standing-Room-Only cars

    In other words, the Nike modus operandi. I've been wondering what an "interior refresh/refurbishment" would look like on all of the older cars--especially the R62s and R68s--similar to what Transport for London does with their older stock from time to time, considering that the last time the MTA did anything similar was during the GOH. (That means that every non-NTT car currently has the same interior scheme it had at least 25 years ago!) But if this kind of color scheme is what we're going to get... hard pass.
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    R188 with Full Length LED Side Sign

    You'll have to ask someone who knows why, then. I suspect it's as much historical reasons as anything else, but there has to be an operational reason too. I mean, if you know what the lines are, you'd know exactly where that train is going without ambiguity, but you're right in that most people are most familiar with the routes, so it doesn't really matter to the average straphanger with a few exceptions.
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    R188 with Full Length LED Side Sign

    Same reason every 6 train displays "LEXINGTON AV LCL", it's the name of the line the 7 travels on. Of course the 7 is isolated, but if it ran on a different line as well as Flushing you'd see something else too.
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    R188 Discussion Thread

    "If it still works..." And I get the feeling they probably have a large stock of fluorescent lamps as well. But if they could switch the entire fleet (and all the stations) over to LED tube lamps, considering how much more energy efficient LEDs are over fluorescents, they'll realize a huge cost savings eventually, even if the purchasing cost is higher.

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