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5 hours ago, VIP said:

 And some cars;  specifically the 313x’s have different floors.

I knew I wasn't seeing things... 3137 definitely has a different floor

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3158-3165 was burn-in testing tonight.

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It was actually 3158-3161 coupled with 3166-3169. Had to double-check my video.

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On 11/6/2018 at 11:19 PM, Far Rock Depot said:

The fact is, outside of the A and C , we have no idea what fleet swaps are coming. The G could see NTTs, or expanded 68s.  We dont know. And unless someone in operatiins planning spills the beans, we wont know until it starts to happen. 

In that case, since fleet swaps directly involving R179s on the A/C are underway, where are the official MTA plans? The shutdown is rapidly approaching.

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49 minutes ago, danielhg121 said:

Chances of catching an R179 C train on a wkend????

Probably not a chance at all. It wasn't pulled out of 207th Street Yard yesterday or Friday. 

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On 11/9/2018 at 6:57 PM, U-BahnNYC said:

In that case, since fleet swaps directly involving R179s on the A/C are underway, where are the official MTA plans? The shutdown is rapidly approaching.

I doubt MTA will publicly say which fleet goes where, but the basics of what lines get service increases and what lines will need a fleet change are already said publicly. If you want to know which cars are going to go where and and what line, you will find out April 2019, as MTA is not going to publicly say that information.

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Does anyone know if the ten car set will have to do a 30 day passenger service test or will it just do burn in like the production cars?

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8 minutes ago, Around the Horn said:

Does anyone know if the ten car set will have to do a 30 day passenger service test or will it just do burn in like the production cars?

I don't think anyone knows for now... Personally, I'd prefer burn in since the individual R179 cars themselves have already been in service for a while now. But again, we'll have to see once future time comes closer.

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37 minutes ago, LaGuardia Link N Tra said:

How many sets do we have now?

We have like 12-14 8 car trains by now with the inclusion of 3010-3019. How many sets is that in total?

So far:

3010-3019 (10 cars) 

3050-3069 (20 cars, (J))

3074-3149 (76 cars, (J))

3150-3157 (eight cars, (C))

3158-3173 (16 cars, testing)

3174-3177 (four cars, being delivered) 

We have over 12 8-car trains in service on the (J), one 8-car in service on the (C), and 2.5 more 8-car trains. This makes over 15.5 trains arranged in four-car sets, with 13 in service so far. Add 3010-3019 and you'll get 16.5 trains altogether, or 134 cars. 

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11 minutes ago, Coney Island Av said:

We have over 12 8-car trains in service on the (J), one 8-car in service on the (C), and 2.5 more 8-car trains. This makes over 15.5 trains arranged in four-car sets, with 13 in service so far. Add 3010-3019 and you'll get 16.5 trains altogether, or 134 cars. 

Nice! Now all we need is 3070-3073 and the rest of the 5 car units and we're done with the 179 order. 

So in other words, all we're missing is the following:

(4 car sets) - 0.5 trains

(5 car sets) - 11 trains. 

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6 minutes ago, LaGuardia Link N Tra said:

Nice! Now all we need is 3070-3073 and the rest of the 5 car units and we're done with the 179 order. 

So in other words, all we're missing is the following:

(4 car sets) - 0.5 trains

(5 car sets) - 11 trains. 

That's not going to add up to 316.

There are 134 cars on property. We add the remaining 11 10 car trains and we got a total of 244 cars. There are still more 8 car trains to be delivered. Just subtract 316-244 and that will give you the remaining number of 8 car trains to be delivered. 

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2 hours ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

That's not going to add up to 316.

There are 134 cars on property. We add the remaining 11 10 car trains and we got a total of 244 cars. There are still more 8 car trains to be delivered. Just subtract 316-244 and that will give you the remaining number of 8 car trains to be delivered. 

In summary, what's left to be delivered is

9 (8 car trains)

11 (10 car trains) 

On a similar note, an 8 car r179 was used as a school car in the Rockaways.

Here's a clip enjoy!

 

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Does anybody have a feeling that the MTA decide to split the 179s 8-car order between the (J) and (C) ?!? I’m mention it to not start a rumor but to trying to understand that’s the (C) got fresh out the factory cars 

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1 hour ago, R179 8258 said:

Does anybody have a feeling that the MTA decide to split the 179s 8-car order between the (J) and (C) ?!? I’m mention it to not start a rumor but to trying to understand that’s the (C) got fresh out the factory cars 

Nah, they're just there to get 207th and Pitkin familiarized with them before the 10 car sets arrive.

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2 minutes ago, Around the Horn said:

Nah, they're just there to get 207th and Pitkin familiarized with them before the 10 car sets arrive.

Gotchu thanks 

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