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9 trains in-total on the (A) as 3308-17 is in-passenger service 

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5 hours ago, Calvin said:

9 trains in-total on the (A) as 3308-17 is in-passenger service 

4 more sets. And on weekends it’ll seem like the (A) is fully new tech. 

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(A)

R46 is still the most dominate fleet. 

13 trains of R179 and few R32 trains, and 1 train set of R68/R68A Weekday Evenings.

Does anyone know how many Train sets of R32 are assigned to the (A) ?

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On 11/18/2019 at 7:14 PM, happy283 said:

That's optamistic considering the first R179s arrived years later than they were first scheduled to. 

Watch your mouth.

This is Kawasaki we're talking about. Bombardier is a peasant.

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2 minutes ago, LTA1992 said:

Watch your mouth.

This is Kawasaki we're talking about. Bombardier is a peasant.

With the M-9 delays, they're basically one and the same these days.

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23 hours ago, Calvin said:

9 trains in-total on the (A) as 3308-17 is in-passenger service 

I rode that set this morning.

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17 hours ago, bwwnyc123 said:

Does anyone know how many Train sets of R32 are assigned to the (A) ?

There is no official number of sets that are assigned to the line because generally, they are a minor in the (A) fleet. The dispatcher runs whatever set whenever he/she feels like it. So it is not guaranteed how many sets are on the line. Same with the R46s on the (F). Same with the R160s on the (R).

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Must be a slow news day. They act like every subway car on property hasn't had issues of its own and took years to iron out the issues. I still have faith that they'll turn out like the 142s and be one of the most reliable cars we have. 

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23 minutes ago, subway4832 said:

Must be a slow news day. They act like every subway car on property hasn't had issues of its own and took years to iron out the issues. I still have faith that they'll turn out like the 142s and be one of the most reliable cars we have. 

Exactly, as far as I know, the r42's and r32's have the highest MDBF.

The r143's and r160's also encountered issues at the beginning. I also have faith in the r179's. I think it's very wise for the MTA to fix any issues on the r179's now and not years later, like it happened with the r46's and r68's.

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On 11/21/2019 at 2:30 PM, subwaycommuter1983 said:

Exactly, as far as I know, the r42's and r32's have the highest MDBF.

Lowest, not highest.

Low MDBF = high breakdown rates

High MDBF = low breakdown rates

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51 minutes ago, Jemorie said:

Lowest, not highest.

Low MDBF = high breakdown rates

High MDBF = low breakdown rates

Thanks for the clarification. 👍 I was mixed up with the abbreviations lol! And yes the r42's and r32's have the highest breakdown rates.

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On 11/20/2019 at 11:57 AM, Cait Sith said:

With the M-9 delays, they're basically one and the same these days.

Now you know damn well they would probably be mostly here if not for the need for PTC.

IIRC, we didn't start having issues until that modification was mandated by the Feds. I can't fault Kawasaki for that.

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11 hours ago, LTA1992 said:

Now you know damn well they would probably be mostly here if not for the need for PTC.

IIRC, we didn't start having issues until that modification was mandated by the Feds. I can't fault Kawasaki for that.

PTC was passed into law in 2008 and the regulation was published in 2010. The M9 RFP was issued in 2012 and awarded in 2013. This was not some "surprise" that showed up.

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How long before an actual train hits service? I've heard it's "two weeks" but yesterday I spotted 3298-3307 on the (A) after seeing it a month prior during testing. 

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On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 12:10 PM, Emil said:

How long before an actual train hits service? I've heard it's "two weeks" but yesterday I spotted 3298-3307 on the (A) after seeing it a month prior during testing. 

No deadline.  As long as it takes for the cars to be road worthy.

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