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Today I was on the (N) and I was on the R160B set. While I was on the train, I noticed that there were R68 still operating. I realize that the R68 is a 75 footer. (Correct me if Im wrong). I was thinking that the (A) have the R44 which is also a 75 footer. So does that mean that the (A) is getting the R160 soon, or are they still planning to get the "R179" model. It just doesn't make since to me.

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R160s cant run on the (A) line because of some problems.The (A) will most likely get the R179s to kill off the R44s at the year 2015 or something like that.

 

And yes the R68s are 75 foot long.

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R160s cant run on the (A) line because of some problems.The (A) will most likely get the R179s to kill off the R44s at the year 2015 or something like that.

 

And yes the R68s are 75 foot long.

 

Is that why I only saw an R160 on the (A) line like once?

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Is that why I only saw an R160 on the (A) line like once?

 

Yep they tested on that line in late 2006.Because they failed the test on the (N) line too.But the MTA shorted out the problems on the (N) line.And now the R160s run on the (N) line fine.

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Today I was on the (N) and I was on the R160B set. While I was on the train, I noticed that there were R68 still operating. I realize that the R68 is a 75 footer. (Correct me if Im wrong). I was thinking that the (A) have the R44 which is also a 75 footer. So does that mean that the (A) is getting the R160 soon, or are they still planning to get the "R179" model. It just doesn't make since to me.

 

Same here, I haven't gotten on an R160 all week except once on Tuesday.

 

The R44, R46 and R68 are all 75-foot trains. The (A) isn't getting R160s however because there are clearance and electrical problems out in the Rockaways.

 

The R160 model is only replacing the entire R32 through R42 fleet (some will be left over if the (MTA) doesn't purchase all of option 2). Don't think anything of the R179 except that it will replace at least the R44 and that it is the next order of trains coming. It is still in the design stage.

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