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IRT train on IND/BMT track

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If an IRT train were to run on IND/BMT tracks, how much room would there be between the train and the platform edge? Getting on an uptown 4 at Union Square this morning, I noticed that the gap between the platform and door must be at least 5 inches.

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datasheet-r160.jpg

 

Width is 10.0 feet exactly for a R160

 

datasheet-r142.jpg

 

Width is 8 to 9 1/2 feet depending curvature of train car for a R142.

 

You do the math.

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Width is 10.0 feet exactly for a R160

 

Width is 8 to 9 1/2 feet depending curvature of train car for a R142.

 

You do the math.

 

False. IND/BMT cars ARE 10' (feet) wide, that part you are correct about.

 

IRT cars vary slightly but are approximately 8 and 3/4 feet away. In the case of the R142's the document you posted says they are 8 feet and 9 1/2 inches wide. Which is approximately 8 and 3/4 feet.

 

When reading those...

' = feet

" = inches

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