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15 minutes ago, U-BahnNYC said:

That's a good idea. Or make a group chat/mega forum somewhere else, like reddit?

A Facebook messenger chat group sounds better IMO, not a lot of people use Reddit for railfanning but for other purposes.

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5 minutes ago, Bay Ridge Express said:

Sunday

Lefferts Blvd to 207 St — 10:30 AM

207 St to Mott Av — 12:00 PM

Mott Av to 207 St — 2:05 PM

207 St to Lefferts Blvd — 4:10 PM

 

Weekday

Lefferts Blvd to 207 St — 6:33 AM

207 to Lefferts Blvd — 8:16 AM

Lefferts Blvd to 207 St — 10:11 AM

207 to Lefferts Blvd/Mott Av — 2:46 PM

Lefferts Blvd/Mott Av To 207 St — 3:25 PM

Mott Av to 207 St — 4:04 PM/4:30 PM

207 to Lefferts Blvd — 5:58 PM/6:35 PM

 

All the times the R179 (A) has been listed based on what you guys have said in the last two pages. The schedule is NOT exact and is just an estimate. The trains don't always leave at the same time every day, which is why I put a slash for the times on some trips. And those trips highlighted in red are impossible so that's a very uncertain time frame.

^^^^^THIS!!!!!  

You're awesome!! 

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Honestly, the reason why people are always saying "where's the R179 (A)?" is because they don't wanna be stuck waiting at a specific station for a long time just for the train to arrive/pass by, especially since the (A) is the longest line there is. But yeah, it does get annoying when the pages of this thread are cluttered with these types of statements. 

I have a few solutions to this problem:

-Waiting at Chambers St or Fulton St. It's in the middle of the line, so it'll take the same amount of times to catch it coming from Queens/Brooklyn and/or Inwood-207 St.

-Asking friendly transit personnel who work the (A) to get word of where it is/and its intervals.

-Riding an R46 or R32 (A) either uptown or downtown to see if it passes the R179 (A) heading in the opposite direction. If you see the R179 (A) heading in the aforementioned direction while on the R32/R46, you can get off at the next stop and chase after the former on another (A)

-Be patient and wait until the other 13 10-car sets are all delivered and placed into (A) service.

 

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Just now, Far Rock Depot said:

Sunday

Lefferts Blvd to 207 St — 10:30 AM

207 St to Mott Av — 12:00 PM

Mott Av to 207 St — 2:05 PM

207 St to Lefferts Blvd — 4:10 PM

 

Weekday

Lefferts Blvd to 207 St — 6:33 AM

207 to Lefferts Blvd — 8:16 AM

Lefferts Blvd to 207 St — 10:11 AM

207 to Lefferts Blvd/Mott Av — 2:46 PM

Lefferts Blvd/Mott Av To 207 St — 3:25 PM

Mott Av to 207 St — 4:04 PM/4:30 PM

207 to Lefferts Blvd — 5:58 PM/6:35 PM

Now that it's Saturday also, there will be new schedules for the day

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14 hours ago, m2fwannabe said:

162 cars = 3050-3069, 3074-3205, 3010-3019 delivered through December 28.  That's all confirmed.

Am unable to establish proof that there have been deliveries since then as yet.

If not, there's a hold--and more delays.

I finally have "irrefutable" confirmation on the latest deliveries!

3206-3213 are in the initial stages of testing at Pitkin.  3214-3217 were to be deposited at 207 Street this week (as of February 15).  Presumably (hopefully) they were.

That would bring us up to 174 cars delivered overall.

So, if there are no forthcoming interruptions, the remaining six 4-car sets (3218-3237 and 3070-3073) are projected to be on hand by end of March.

If no other delays, the first sets of production 5-car sets should be at NYCT by mid-March, and the very last cars delivered in the first half of September.

Lets see how long THIS timetable lasts.... 

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my bro just saw a R179 A train at 59th-Columbus Circle at 12:29. It’s going to lefferts 

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And I’ve calculated the times of the R179 A train for Saturday. 

6:23 AM: R179 A train departs Lefferts, arriving at 207 at 7:42 AM

7:59 AM: Train départs 207, arriving at Far Rockaway at 9:38 AM

9:58 AM: train départs Far Rockaway, arriving at 207 at 11:40 AM

12 PM: train departs 207 for Lefferts

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3 hours ago, Coney Island Av said:

Honestly, the reason why people are always saying "where's the R179 (A)?" is because they don't wanna be stuck waiting at a specific station for a long time just for the train to arrive/pass by, especially since the (A) is the longest line there is. But yeah, it does get annoying when the pages of this thread are cluttered with these types of statements. 

I have a few solutions to this problem:

-Waiting at Chambers St or Fulton St. It's in the middle of the line, so it'll take the same amount of times to catch it coming from Queens/Brooklyn and/or Inwood-207 St.

-Asking friendly transit personnel who work the (A) to get word of where it is/and its intervals.

-Riding an R46 or R32 (A) either uptown or downtown to see if it passes the R179 (A) heading in the opposite direction. If you see the R179 (A) heading in the aforementioned direction while on the R32/R46, you can get off at the next stop and chase after the former on another (A)

-Be patient and wait until the other 13 10-car sets are all delivered and placed into (A) service.

 

Those are good solutions, although the 1st and 3rd are the best solutions.

 

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7 hours ago, U-BahnNYC said:

That's a good idea. Or make a group chat/mega forum somewhere else, like reddit?

I have a Discord server (linked in my signature) that could fit the need. We already have users talking about where it is sometimes, haha

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7 hours ago, Coney Island Av said:

Honestly, the reason why people are always saying "where's the R179 (A)?" is because they don't wanna be stuck waiting at a specific station for a long time just for the train to arrive/pass by, especially since the (A) is the longest line there is. But yeah, it does get annoying when the pages of this thread are cluttered with these types of statements.

It is annoying because the (A) will eventually shine through with the R211s, not just with the R179s. That and the fact that we have a good 3 to 5 decades to ride them as well as the other current NTTs. That is, unless it is your very first time or better yet, if you only have several more days, weeks, or months to live before you die because of whatever your doctor told you. That is fine and great. Otherwise, why should they care about any of the NTTs when we have the SMEEs getting ready to be thrown out the window as soon as their future replacements take over anyway? They gonna spend so much time taking pictures and videos of the NTTs and then several years later, they wanna cry and moan about the loss of their favorite old cars. They gonna be wondering where all that time went while their favorite old cars were still alive at the time of the phase-in of their replacements and nothing to take pictures and videos of besides the occasional transit events. A forum is designed for discussions, not a tracking-like system.

Btw, none of your three suggestions are a good idea and don't really make a difference. At least to me.

Back to topic.

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2 hours ago, Jemorie said:

It is annoying because the (A) will eventually shine through with the R211s, not just with the R179s. That and the fact that we have a good 3 to 5 decades to ride them as well as the other current NTTs. That is, unless it is your very first time or better yet, if you only have several more days, weeks, or months to live before you die because of whatever your doctor told you. That is fine and great. Otherwise, why should they care about any of the NTTs when we have the SMEEs getting ready to be thrown out the window as soon as their future replacements take over anyway? They gonna spend so much time taking pictures and videos of the NTTs and then several years later, they wanna cry and moan about the loss of their favorite old cars. They gonna be wondering where all that time went while their favorite old cars were still alive at the time of the phase-in of their replacements and nothing to take pictures and videos of besides the occasional transit events. A forum is designed for discussions, not a tracking-like system.

Btw, none of your three suggestions are a good idea and don't really make a difference. At least to me.

Back to topic.

Several years?? Some are already kicking and screaming about the retirement of the r42's and r32's and they still hope that both will stay in service forever and forever. A lot of railfans are still pissed that the MTA is changing plans in terms of car assignments, but the MTA has the final word.

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13 minutes ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

Several years??

Trust me, kid. It happens. You never know lol.

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Just so you guys know, the times for the 179s are not consistent. Last Sunday, it ended its trip at Far Rockaway and went to the yard around 9:30-9:45PM. This past Sunday & Today, it ended its trip from Lefferts and went into the yard around 8:30PM.

And the last thing you guys need to do is bother personnel about the train. When it ran on day one, a ton of fans were bothering (A) line personnel about it....

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It's great to see the R179s in-service on the Rockaways and seeing Fulton St line with new techs.

Just a tip (not to be disrespectful to others): storm-doors are not to be opened or played within the entire train. This also concerns electronics being held and by accident: it fell off your hand and somewhere it couldn't be picked up

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12 minutes ago, Calvin said:

It's great to see the R179s in-service on the Rockaways.

Just a tip (not to be disrespectful to others): storm-doors are not to be opened or played within the entire train. 

And yeah, if y’all play around with the doors too much, the MTA will lock it (as I heard). So if that train god forbid gets on fire, you can blame those fools for messing with the storm doors

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19 minutes ago, Calvin said:

It's great to see the R179s in-service on the Rockaways.

Just a tip (not to be disrespectful to others): storm-doors are not to be opened or played within the entire train. 

those the doors that you walk through to get to the next car , right ?

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1 minute ago, Maxwell179 said:

those the doors that you walk through to get to the next car , right ?

that's correct

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7 minutes ago, mine248 said:

And yeah, if y’all play around with the doors too much, the MTA will lock it (as I heard). So if that train god forbid gets on fire, you can blame those fools for messing with the storm doors

Storm doors can be locked and unlocked remotely from any operating cab. This is LITERALLY a non-issue lmao.

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23 minutes ago, Calvin said:

It's great to see the R179s in-service on the Rockaways.

Just a tip (not to be disrespectful to others): storm-doors are not to be opened or played within the entire train. 

those the doors that you walk through to get to the next car , right ?

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I’m gonna say this again maybe the second time’s a charm these cars are just R160 “3.0’s” no need to vandalize or harass people over this set. Plus passengers already picked up that these were “J trains before”  (not knowing the difference between 8-car and 10-car obviously).

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