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Brighton Express

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  1. That's why you want to do something like this in phases. Use the money you have to at least alleviate some of the overcrowding while you work on obtaining more of it. Someone above said the 2030s is when we'd start seeing the , and I wouldn't be surprised if that's the late 2030s. With that being said, I'd anticipate a small rise in the fares to help shorten this timeline, and as more and more systems are being built, this makes the research / development and construction costs a little cheaper (not that much, but anything helps). Definitely helps to have the people on your side as well, if you can prove to them the additional line has a greater overall benefit to the system as a whole, this could help tremendously with funding. Wouldn't really bet on that option though.
  2. Don't see it happening with the , but the are going to get them for sure due to overcrowding. If they're in Jamaica I'd also expect the and possibly the to use them as well. Don't know if ENY will get them, seems like they're finally getting the R179s under control
  3. Been waiting for years to see something like this haha... My strange obsession with sending the 8 Av to Coney Island lives on. Nice catch man!
  4. Exactly! Imagine the traffic you'd generate over holidays like spring break, which is a huge time of year for Southern schools. I'm sure a good amount of them would be willing to spend that extra buck on a high speed train ticket, and I know a lot of them will take it over a most likely more expensive flight. OK, so I may have meant to say Asian. But you get the point, no need to be messing around with me. Even the TGVs put the P32s and F40s to shame, kinda sad to be honest, considering the cars were built around the same time as you claim.
  5. Pretty old, but living in Virginia, I've been following this for quite some time. I can understand heritage, but sometimes, change is for the better. I've ridden that two hour ride in the diesel P32s, and I can tell you, that some high speed rail would do Virginia well. As a matter of fact, it would do the entire South, maybe even country well. The Europeans have systems that put us to shame. We are still running cars from the 1980s. Feel free to share thoughts. http://www.richmond.com/news/local/ashland/article_fec07673-9c08-5635-80b5-0794aa636472.html
  6. Call me OCD but I can't be the only one wishing that they had gotten rid of the incandescent headlight bulbs. Even the planes are making the switch to LEDs. They light up much quicker, and have a much brighter output.
  7. Heard it was a 27 billion dollar project as well. Looking forward to hearing more details as time passes.
  8. The unveiled on Monday what it’s calling an “ambitious plan” to add more than 1,000 more subway cars and renovate 31 stations as it tries to improve service amid increasing ridership. Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed the “reimagined” subway cars at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn, detailing the state-of-the-art design of 1,025 new trains. Their features will include wider doors, and 750 will have “Open Car End” designed-cars, which will reduce wait times and increase capacity. The governor’s announcement also highlighted the ’s efforts to bring its stations into the 21st century, and previewed extensive renovations at 31 stations from across the five boroughs. “New York deserves a world-class transportation network, worthy of its role as the heartbeat of the 21st century economy,” Cuomo said. Read more: Source
  9. An underground park... Well NY has always been about bigger and better. Looking forward to see if anything becomes of this.
  10. I think that would just be a bit confusing to the riders. The fact that they did it on the R62s makes it an easy and simple change.
  11. I agree with most of this. Might have to make the and rush hour trips, but I completely agree with the full time.
  12. I guess it was coming sooner rather than later. Nice.
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