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R179 Discussion Thread

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18 hours ago, Amtrak706 said:

There is a new 10 car R179 heading southbound on the (A) for a test run. Stopped at 145 and opened the doors on the wrong side at 2:15pm. Couldn’t get a pic since I went by it on a northbound (A) but the last car was 3272 if that tells anyone what set(s) it is.

There are R179 (A) sets in revenue service.

 

Also, do any other trains besides the (A)(C)(J)(Z)(R) have R179s?

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2 minutes ago, New Flyer Xcelsior said:

There are R179 (A) sets in revenue service.

 

Also, do any other trains besides the (A)(C)(J)(Z)(R) have R179s?

I just told you in the Random Thoughts Thread that only the (A)(C)(J)(Z) use R179s or you just ignored me.

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5 minutes ago, Jemorie said:

I just told you in the Random Thoughts Thread that only the (A)(C)(J)(Z) use R179s or you just ignored me.

Oh sorry did not see that post -- but I have seen R179s on the (R).

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1 hour ago, New Flyer Xcelsior said:

Oh sorry did not see that post -- but I have seen R179s on the (R).

That is R160 not R179 on the (R), Just like @Jemorie said only the (A)(C)(J)(Z) Trains use R179s.

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4 hours ago, New Flyer Xcelsior said:

There are R179 (A) sets in revenue service.

No shit. Thanks for that insight.

When a new set is getting prepped for entry into revenue service, it has to pass a simulated revenue test run which involves stopping at each station and opening the doors on the wrong side. There are also “R-179 TEST TRAIN” posters placed on the door windows in a futile attempt to get the public not to try and board the train once it stops. That is what I was referring to.

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17 hours ago, Richard Lewis 1 said:

Let's See R42 (J) Train Coming Tomorrow Weekend 

The majority of your posts do not have anything to do with the R179, post your R42 stuff in the Subways Random Thoughts Thread, not here.

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I saw 3676 (I think, might have been 3776) at Bombardier's Plattsburgh facility a few weeks ago -- not sure when it will arrive in NY.

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11 minutes ago, New Flyer Xcelsior said:

I saw 3676 (I think, might have been 3776) at Bombardier's Plattsburgh facility a few weeks ago -- not sure when it will arrive in NY.

Was it howling ?

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4 minutes ago, R42sDaBest said:

I was on 3776 a few days ago and that R32 has a howling noise like the R68s

well then it was not 3776. this was an r179

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2 minutes ago, LaGuardia Link N Tra said:

then you're either talking about

3076

3176 or 

3276

well then it was 3276

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I found an interesting r179 video on YouTube. I left NYC a few days ago (summer vacation) and I'm still out of town and I found this r179 video with the M trains running on CPW?? That's kind of odd. Lol!!

Anyways enjoy the clip.

 

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1 hour ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

I found an interesting r179 video on YouTube. I left NYC a few days ago (summer vacation) and I'm still out of town and I found this r179 video with the M trains running on CPW?? That's kind of odd. Lol!!

 

There was massive weekend service changes, this weekend.

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8 hours ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

I found an interesting r179 video on YouTube. I left NYC a few days ago (summer vacation) and I'm still out of town and I found this r179 video with the M trains running on CPW?? That's kind of odd. Lol!!

Anyways enjoy the clip.

 

Bro, the (M) trains in that video are all R160s. The only R179 is the (C) towards the end.

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1 hour ago, S78 via Hylan said:

Bro, the (M) trains in that video are all R160s. The only R179 is the (C) towards the end.

I’m pretty sure he was referring to the R179 on the (C) at the end of the video.

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39 minutes ago, Jemorie said:

I’m pretty sure he was referring to the R179 on the (C) at the end of the video.

Exactly. I was referring to the C. Although, I was surprised to see all those r160 M trains running on CPW.

9 hours ago, junjun441 said:

There was massive weekend service changes, this weekend.

I'll be in back in NYC. Will the M continue to run along CPW in future weekends?

Also, thanks @mine248 for sharing the latest update on the 10 car r179's. How many 10 car r179's are in total. (delivered plus testing/in service)?

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1 hour ago, Jemorie said:

I’m pretty sure he was referring to the R179 on the (C) at the end of the video.

See below.

46 minutes ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

Exactly. I was referring to the C. Although, I was surprised to see all those r160 M trains running on CPW.

I'll be in back in NYC. Will the M continue to run along CPW in future weekends?

Also, thanks @mine248 for sharing the latest update on the 10 car r179's. How many 10 car r179's are in total. (delivered plus testing/in service)?

My mistake. I misread your post. As for the (M) along CPW, it only ran up there as a supplement due to the (1)(2)(3) GO. If anyone is wondering, no, it will not become a normal thing.

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2 hours ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

I'll be in back in NYC. Will the M continue to run along CPW in future weekends?

I just checked the weekender. It looks like the (M) will be running via CPW again! It mainly has to do with the (1)/(2)/(3) trains not running at all. The (2) is diverted to Lex AVE line. The (1) terminates at 137th street. The (3) does not run at all. It’s good to see the (C) gets some help in the weekend.

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51 minutes ago, junjun441 said:

I just checked the weekender. It looks like the (M) will be running via CPW again! It mainly has to do with the (1)/(2)/(3) trains not running at all. The (2) is diverted to Lex AVE line. The (1) terminates at 137th street. The (3) does not run at all. It’s good to see the (C) gets some help in the weekend.

That’s the whole reason. Another reason is that the (M) is already officially running to/from Midtown on weekends. It’s cheaper to reroute it over CPW than running the (B) (outside of those Yankee Stadium special showcases) or increase headways on the (C).

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