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13 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

R211 uses the computer generated voice, its not the traditional pre-recorded messages like on the older NTT's.

wait...so something like this? https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/ (same automated voice system as the Clever Devices on some buses)

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53 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

R211 uses the computer generated voice, its not the traditional pre-recorded messages like on the older NTT's.

Knowing the MTA, they’ll have one that sounds super creepy.

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1 hour ago, ABOGbrooklyn said:

Anyone know why the IRT never decided to build a crosstown Bronx line? 

Because IND said they would do it instead.

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11 hours ago, Lawrence St said:

R211 uses the computer generated voice, its not the traditional pre-recorded messages like on the older NTT's.

Wait, really? that sucks...

I've yet to hear a text to speech voice that didn't sound weird.

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56 minutes ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

Because IND said they would do it instead.

Okay, why didn't IND actually do it? Where was it supposed to be?

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7 minutes ago, ABOGbrooklyn said:

Okay, why didn't IND actually do it? Where was it supposed to be?

It was part of the 1929 Second System plan; the Concourse line was supposed to run over Gun Hill Rd/Burke Av out to Boston Rd/Baychester Av. That's why the (D) curves east past Bedford Park Blvd

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6 hours ago, engineerboy6561 said:

It was part of the 1929 Second System plan; the Concourse line was supposed to run over Gun Hill Rd/Burke Av out to Boston Rd/Baychester Av. That's why the (D) curves east past Bedford Park Blvd

The tunnel continues to Webster Avenue. The extension was also proposed in the 1960s.

47676766731_1a4a4454ec.jpgScreen Shot 2019-04-23 at 7.27.12 AM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

47676767781_7ebda8ee4f.jpgScreen Shot 2019-04-23 at 7.29.18 AM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

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21 hours ago, R68OnBroadway said:

Knowing the MTA, they’ll have one that sounds super creepy.

Knowing MTA, they'll do that AND have a broken version of it.

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2 hours ago, Union Tpke said:

The tunnel continues to Webster Avenue. The extension was also proposed in the 1960s.

47676766731_1a4a4454ec.jpgScreen Shot 2019-04-23 at 7.27.12 AM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

47676767781_7ebda8ee4f.jpgScreen Shot 2019-04-23 at 7.29.18 AM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

How come they don't do it now then? Seems like a one stop extension would benefit a lot of people.

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Just now, Lawrence St said:

How come they don't do it now then? Seems like a one stop extension would benefit a lot of people.

In (MTA) world, tunneling costs would go super high due to the need for additional unnecessary workers. Honestly, they really need to implement some serious cost reforms before they can put some shovels in the ground for any big project.

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6 minutes ago, JeremiahC99 said:

In (MTA) world, tunneling costs would go super high due to the need for additional unnecessary workers. Honestly, they really need to implement some serious cost reforms before they can put some shovels in the ground for any big project.

I thought the tunnel was already built?

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4 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

I thought the tunnel was already built?

There is a provision for the extension but no tunneling beyond Webster Avenue.

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I'm pretty sure the track profile beyond 205 all but forces you to bridge the Bronx river; IINM they were planning a dual-level road/rail bridge there. A shame they haven't extended, I agree. That'd be useful. 

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15 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

The Jamaica 160s are getting ads on the side of the car similar to what buses have...

 

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Not gonna lie...this looks better than what the Cuomo vinyl-wrap scheme is doing right now (especially with the blue on the top half on the side of the car)

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26 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

The Jamaica 160s are getting ads on the side of the car similar to what buses have...

 

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I saw this last week. It isn't on the entire set.

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12 minutes ago, GojiMet86 said:

New York State...

 

Gee, I wonder why.

Yes I ❤️ the silica dust I'm going to be breathing in everytime I take the (L) because our mayor wants to look good.

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5 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

Yes I ❤️ the silica dust I'm going to be breathing in everytime I take the (L) because our mayor wants to look good.

Wrong guy...

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Beginning of this weekend and Sunday, Apr. 28 MTA Transit pick, the (L) on weekends in Manhattan will use the 8 Av track only between Union Sq and Bedford Av. 

http://gothamist.com/2019/04/23/l_train_video_shutdown.php?fbclid=IwAR0-dSz4ZNlx8zjdDEP_dD6EKTO05qqSwMW6T1RoRdr77C28c0ug1OcJbjU

 

Expect a lot of noise during this cause.

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7 hours ago, trainfan22 said:

The Jamaica 160s are getting ads on the side of the car similar to what buses have...

 

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Corona’s cars had gotten them first. Then Jamaica followed suit (adding them to dirty cars of course) Corona’s deep cleaned cars had them put on; As the way it should be IMO. 

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