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1 minute ago, B35 via Church said:

What I'm conveying to you is irrespective of any individual branch.

Let's end this LIRR vs subway discussion.

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2 hours ago, EphraimB said:

So this is basically what I was talking about. Since the LIRR from Far Rockaway to Manhattan/Brooklyn is pricey, you won't see any low-lives or homeless people on the LIRR Far Rockaway branch. My fear is if they reduce the fare for the LIRR, low-lives and homeless people will start using the Far Rockaway branch as an alternative to the (A) to Far Rockaway and the LIRR won't become a luxurious option anymore for people that don't want to hear cursing or deal with homeless people on their commute to Manhattan/Brooklyn.

Honey, if you don't want to hear cursing and see crazy people, you can move to a gated community in Utah. Whatever your conceptions may be of the LIRR, the major difference in environment between it and the subway is that you have seated yelling people vs standing ones. Long Island is not some paradise of civility -- may I remind you that it is landmass that generated the likes of Sean Hannity and Anthony Scaramucci. 

Even if it was some nirvana, though, I'd still give these arguments no importance. Transportation is one of our great societal equalisers and generators of economic mobility. Negating its potential to be thus because a privileged few are too cowardly too meet the less lucky is undemocratic and unfair to those who would benefit -- especially given that the issues described are not intrinsic realities of our transit system, but rather largely symptoms of gross political mismanagement and, well, our society. 

Edit: oops, missed this last bit. My bad. 

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29 minutes ago, RR503 said:

Transportation is one of our great societal equalisers and generators of economic mobility.

Excellent point & well stated.... We share the information that we do on these forums, we have our fun at times on here, we have our disagreements on certain aspects/topics, but nobody ever really looks at transportation like this.....

It's posts & mindsets like this that keeps me perusing these forums.

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55 minutes ago, B35 via Church said:

Wise choice on your part.

Went ultra instinct up in here.. hahaha. But your 100% correct.

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6 hours ago, RR503 said:

Honey, if you don't want to hear cursing and see crazy people, you can move to a gated community in Utah. Whatever your conceptions may be of the LIRR, the major difference in environment between it and the subway is that you have seated yelling people vs standing ones. Long Island is not some paradise of civility -- may I remind you that it is landmass that generated the likes of Sean Hannity and Anthony Scaramucci. 

Even if it was some nirvana, though, I'd still give these arguments no importance. Transportation is one of our great societal equalisers and generators of economic mobility. Negating its potential to be thus because a privileged few are too cowardly too meet the less lucky is undemocratic and unfair to those who would benefit -- especially given that the issues described are not intrinsic realities of our transit system, but rather largely symptoms of gross political mismanagement and, well, our society. 

Edit: oops, missed this last bit. My bad. 

The stupidity in this statement, "the likes of Sean Hannity and Anthony Scaramucci". Travel anywhere outside of NYC and you'll see the same type of people. You're describing 60% of Americans right there my friend. Keep politics out of it. Everyone in New York is a douchebag, not just people from Long Island. Don't start talking like you're "superior"

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13 minutes ago, jamesman8 said:

The stupidity in this statement, "the likes of Sean Hannity and Anthony Scaramucci". Travel anywhere outside of NYC and you'll see the same type of people. You're describing 60% of Americans right there my friend. Keep politics out of it. Everyone in New York is a douchebag, not just people from Long Island. Don't start talking like you're "superior"

Projecting your insecurities much? He never made any suggestion that he was "superior"

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16 hours ago, RR503 said:

Honey, if you don't want to hear cursing and see crazy people, you can move to a gated community in Utah. Whatever your conceptions may be of the LIRR, the major difference in environment between it and the subway is that you have seated yelling people vs standing ones. Long Island is not some paradise of civility -- may I remind you that it is landmass that generated the likes of Sean Hannity and Anthony Scaramucci. 

Even if it was some nirvana, though, I'd still give these arguments no importance. Transportation is one of our great societal equalisers and generators of economic mobility. Negating its potential to be thus because a privileged few are too cowardly too meet the less lucky is undemocratic and unfair to those who would benefit -- especially given that the issues described are not intrinsic realities of our transit system, but rather largely symptoms of gross political mismanagement and, well, our society. 

Edit: oops, missed this last bit. My bad. 

Exactly! Good transit is the biggest factor in upward mobility. It makes it easier to go to school, it opens up more job opportunities, opens up housing, community, etc.

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16 hours ago, Around the Horn said:

Projecting your insecurities much? He never made any suggestion that he was "superior"

LMAO did I make it look like I was insecure? I'm not gonna sit by as a Long Islander and let someone step all over us, everyone is a douchebag in the state, not just us.

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26 minutes ago, jamesman8 said:

LMAO did I make it look like I was insecure? I'm not gonna sit by as a Long Islander and let someone step all over us, everyone is a douchebag in the state, not just us.

Which, in fact, was the exact point I was trying to make... LI is no different.

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22 hours ago, RR503 said:

Honey, if you don't want to hear cursing and see crazy people, you can move to a gated community in Utah. Whatever your conceptions may be of the LIRR, the major difference in environment between it and the subway is that you have seated yelling people vs standing ones. Long Island is not some paradise of civility -- may I remind you that it is landmass that generated the likes of Sean Hannity and Anthony Scaramucci. 

Even if it was some nirvana, though, I'd still give these arguments no importance. Transportation is one of our great societal equalisers and generators of economic mobility. Negating its potential to be thus because a privileged few are too cowardly too meet the less lucky is undemocratic and unfair to those who would benefit -- especially given that the issues described are not intrinsic realities of our transit system, but rather largely symptoms of gross political mismanagement and, well, our society. 

Edit: oops, missed this last bit. My bad. 

I just find the notion that Long Islanders don't curse and are instead nice genteel white folk so rich. The white ethnics who form the City's Finest and Bravest, who gave us stuff like "I'm walkin here", Jersey Shore, etc. all live in the suburbs these days.

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Aaaaaand  back on topic:

 

The test runs seem to be fairly regular now. Train leaves Hillside around 2200 and gets to Jamaica at 2230, where it waits for clear passage onto the main line to test between Jay and Wood.

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On 7/1/2018 at 1:38 PM, EphraimB said:

That's one of the rare times of cursing on the LIRR.

You clearly do not ride the LIRR after sporting events or conventions...

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5 hours ago, Cait Sith said:

You clearly do not ride the LIRR after sporting events or conventions...

Or on either peak or off peak trains. Or weekend trains. Or weekday trains.

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Out of curiosity, has 9003-9004 been spotted on MTA property or en route to NY?  It's the only pilot pair I haven't seen either at MTA or Yonkers.


 

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On 7/2/2018 at 4:44 PM, GojiMet86 said:

Don't forget Bill O'Reilly, who grew up in government-subsidized Levittown

Also nearby  wantagh rantpowerli aka whinepowerli lol 

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Ran into someone on the M9 program today, says they wont be in service until January or February at least.

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2 hours ago, jamesman8 said:

Ran into someone on the M9 program today, says they wont be in service until January or February at least.

I figured. Not surprising.

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In case anybody in these forums were wondering, the test schedules for the LIRR M9's are as follows:

The M9's leave Hillside Support Facility at 10:00pm and depart to Jamaica

The M9's arrive at Jamcia (Track 5) at 10:02pm and remain stationary until a clear track on the main line (Woodside - Jamaica) is available

The train will then stop at Signal Bridge 30 and will uncouple 2 pairs of EMUs

Single pair test trains will commence from Woodside to Kew Gardens

 

 

Keep in mind this schedule is prone to change due to anything from derailments, faulty signals, weather, or late trains.

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The M9s have also been clearance testing throughout the system the last few days, MU'd (propulsion cut in as well) with the M7s that bracket them. They made a trip to Bablyon today. 

 

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