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47 minutes ago, VIP said:

He means those raggedy R46’s got a make over yet the 10 year old R160’s got neglected.

I think saying the R46s got a "makeover" is a bit extreme, pal.

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On 5/17/2019 at 8:01 PM, Union Tpke said:

This is really bad, and reflects the dramatic rise in Anti-Semitism across the country.

46955491065_8138e24f72_o.pngScreen Shot 2019-05-17 at 7.56.36 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

Also Islamophobia as well since Trump got elected in 2016. Recently a Muslim Girl got bullied and her headscarf got pulled in HIgh School in East Brunswick, New Jersey a Town close to Staten Island, Taco bell employee spewed Racist and Islamophobic rant against a muslim customer in St. Louis and in Pittsburg, Pennslyvania (Same City happened the Synagogue Massacre) a Syrian Refugee Girl was bullied and beaten up in a High School Bathroom and there are many more.

https://www.ktsa.com/taco-bell-employee-fired-after-racist-rant-against-muslim-customer/

https://abc7ny.com/video-teen-allegedly-tries-to-rip-off-muslim-students-hijab/5244443/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/muslim-syrian-refugee-hospitalized-school-fight_n_5c1be023e4b08aaf7a865b0b

What you guys think about this? This is Horrible.

Thanks a lot Donald Trump, Social Media and etc for spewing hatred and vilification and empowering Racist Scumbags.

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A deep voice can be heard approaching Hunterspoint Av station: mentioning a free transfer for the (G) train 

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11 hours ago, Bay Ridge Express said:

I think saying the R46s got a "makeover" is a bit extreme, pal.

And I think it’s not extreme, buddy.

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10 hours ago, BreeddekalbL said:

Ok what's this I hear someone is being a stupid JABRONI and pulling emergency cords?!

Someone might have found them:

 

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There is a dangerous nut job sabotaging service on multiple lines for the lulz. More below.

 

© Jalopnik | story by Aaron Gordon | 5/22/2019

https://jalopnik.com/new-york-has-a-supervillain-pulling-emergency-brakes-an-1834936243

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Posted (edited)

The Clark St tunnel planned work strategy is back this weekend (except this time: no (3) service):

If those interested in the R142s at the WTC-Cortlandt station, the (5)  will head to South Ferry and to Eastchester-Dyre Av via 7 Av. The (2) is rerouted via Lexington Av Express. 

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*For clarification: it's (2) to Eastchster-Dyre Av while the (5) terminates at Wakefield-241 St, just a change in field

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3 minutes ago, Calvin said:

The Clark St tunnel planned work strategy is back this weekend (except this time: no (3) service):

If those interested in the R142s at the WTC-Cortlandt station, the (5)  will head to South Ferry and to Eastchester-Dyre Av via 7 Av. The (2) is rerouted via Lexington Av Express. 

Wait huh? I thought it was (2) to South Ferry and (5) to Flatbush?

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11 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

Wait huh? I thought it was (2) to South Ferry and (5) to Flatbush?

You’re right. He just means that (2) crews are doing the (5) and (5) crews are doing the (2)

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1 hour ago, S78 via Hylan said:

You’re right. He just means that (2) crews are doing the (5) and (5) crews are doing the (2)

Which means that we'll have more (5) crews working at the cost of fewer (2) crews (the frequencies tied to the designations aren't changing), so any "benefit" is minimal, at best.

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1 hour ago, S78 via Hylan said:

You’re right. He just means that (2) crews are doing the (5) and (5) crews are doing the (2)

Also, for clarification, are they no longer have (2) trains run local south of 34th Street-Penn Station to/from South Ferry, which is what they do when the tunnel is closed for construction?

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15 minutes ago, JeremiahC99 said:

Also, for clarification, are they no longer have (2) trains run local south of 34th Street-Penn Station to/from South Ferry, which is what they do when the tunnel is closed for construction?

Checking the service changes, it'll switch tracks at Chambers Street. The 7 Av Express portion is still there since there's no (3) train terminating 14 St. 

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19 hours ago, BreeddekalbL said:

Ok what's this I hear someone is being a stupid JABRONI and pulling emergency cords?!

I should read back before I post, but I believe it's this.

A similar post is on my LinkedIn and Minds pages. Only in New York can such a sadist exist. But if anyone has other stories of this happening elsewhere in the country, I'd love to hear about it.

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I signed up and answered the questions for a NY1 Town hall titled The State of Mass Transit: A Live Town Hall. I hope many of you guys sign up as well. We need intelligent people who know the system to attend!

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/transit/2019/05/08/the-state-of-mass-transit--a-live-town-hall

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1 hour ago, Lawrence St said:

Does anyone have any before & after pics of the Franklin (S) ?

Look at nycsubway.org, subchat, Forgotten NY.

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Here's a new B div deinterlining plan: (note that new switches would be built between 50th upper and the express tracks)

(A) 168th-Lefferts/Rockaways via CPW local, 8th express and Fulton express. Local late nights.

(C) BPB-Euclid via Concourse local, CPW local, 8th express and Fulton local. Weekends to 145th; late nights no service. 

(E) 179th-WTC via Hillside/QBL local, 53rd, and 8th local at all times.

(B) Norwood (or BPB) - Brighton Beach via Concourse express (rush hours), CPW express, 6th express and Brighton express. Weekends/late nights via local in Bronx.

(D) 207th-CI via CPW express, 6th express and so on. Express on CPW all times.

(F) 179th-CI via QBL express, 63rd, 6th local and Culver express. Weekends local in Queens; late nights via on Culver and QBL local.

(V) JC-Church via QBL express, 63rd, 6th local and Culver local. Same service pattern at all times. 

(G) extended to 18th using center track (new switches added).

(N) rerouted up 2nd; skips 49th.

(Q) unchanged.

(R) Astoria-Bay Ridge.

(W) eliminated.

(L) unchanged.

(J) runs on "local" tracks between Essex and Chambers.

(brownM) Metropolitan-Bay Ridge. 

(Z) same as (J) .

 

Is there something that can be done about terminal space on Concourse? BPB is a lousy place to turn trains but it's not like you can fit more at Norwood.

 

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6 minutes ago, R68OnBroadway said:

Here's a new B div deinterlining plan: (note that new switches would be built between 50th upper and the express tracks)

(A) 168th-Lefferts/Rockaways via CPW local, 8th express and Fulton express. Local late nights.

(C) BPB-Euclid via Concourse local, CPW local, 8th express and Fulton local. Weekends to 145th; late nights no service. 

(E) 179th-WTC via Hillside/QBL local, 53rd, and 8th local at all times.

(B) Norwood (or BPB) - Brighton Beach via Concourse express (rush hours), CPW express, 6th express and Brighton express. Weekends/late nights via local in Bronx.

(D) 207th-CI via CPW express, 6th express and so on. Express on CPW all times.

(F) 179th-CI via QBL express, 63rd, 6th local and Culver express. Weekends local in Queens; late nights via on Culver and QBL local.

(V) JC-Church via QBL express, 63rd, 6th local and Culver local. Same service pattern at all times. 

(G) extended to 18th using center track (new switches added).

(N) rerouted up 2nd; skips 49th.

(Q) unchanged.

(R) Astoria-Bay Ridge.

(W) eliminated.

(L) unchanged.

(J) runs on "local" tracks between Essex and Chambers.

(brownM) Metropolitan-Bay Ridge. 

(Z) same as (J) .

 

Is there something that can be done about terminal space on Concourse? BPB is a lousy place to turn trains but it's not like you can fit more at Norwood.

 

The (F) is going express from Jay St all the way to Neptune av or just between jay and church ?

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8 minutes ago, Maxwell179 said:

The (F) is going express from Jay St all the way to Neptune av or just between jay and church ?

Jay to Church. You could add a stop at Bergen (with an underpass too so SB (G) riders can catch the (V) ), but considering that the line would already have good Manhattan-bound service (16tph would be my goal) adding an express stop may be unnecessary and may also slow down lower Culver commutes.

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Don't know if anyone notices this but the Lexington Av Express speed is faster than it was before. There are occasions to when they'll slow down. 

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9 hours ago, R68OnBroadway said:

Jay to Church. You could add a stop at Bergen (with an underpass too so SB (G) riders can catch the (V) ), but considering that the line would already have good Manhattan-bound service (16tph would be my goal) adding an express stop may be unnecessary and may also slow down lower Culver commutes.

Ahh okay 

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Like the past couple of summers the Rock Park shuttle is extended to Rockaway Blvd on weekends, should be fun this year with the 32s & 179s in the mix... 

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From the idiots who brought you the (R) Train, introducing the skip-stop <5> train :D

 

Came back from church (86th) on the train. It skipped Hoyt, Eastern Parkway Museum, President (because of repairs), Sterling, Winthrop (because of repairs). I believe we skipped the others because there was ANOTHER (5) behind us. Made for a very fast trip back to Flatbush :D

 

 

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One of the statements that constantly get repeated around here is the idea that "The old (brownM) was empty" (and/or useless or whatever description you choose).

So since I found an old (brownM) schedule of mine this afternoon, I decided to look up the (J)(Z) schedule from the same time period in the Wayback machine, and I found that might have been partially by design.

I'll explain:

The (J)(brownM) and (Z) all ran every ten minutes or 6 TPH each, coming out to a combined 18 TPH during the morning and evening peaks (8 to 9 AM and 5 to 6 PM). Now obviously that doesn't divide evenly. 60/18= 3 and a third. So how do you insert that third service in between the (J) or (Z) coming every five minutes?

Looking at the (brownM) schedule, downtown trains arrived at Essex Street on the 3's (so that's 8:13, 8:23, 8:33, etc). (J) trains arrived on the 7's (8:17, 8:27, 8:37, etc) and (Z) trains arrived on the 2's (8:12, 8:22, 8:32, etc)

Going back uptown in the evening, (J) trains left Broad Street on the 0's (5:00, 5:10, 5:20, etc) and (Z) trains left on the 5's (5:05, 5:15, 5:25, etc) and (brownM) trains arrived at Broad Street on the 6's (5:06, 5:16, 5:26, etc).

Now what looks off there?  That's right. The (brownM) was always scheduled to be only one minute behind a (Z) !

This means in a ten minute period you had headways of 5, 1 and 4 minutes. No wonder the (brownM) was so "empty", the (Z) directly in front was taking on 5 minutes worth of passengers and the (brownM) was directly behind it, not picking up much and then the (J) would be 4 minutes behind that (brownM)

I'd also imagine that would kill reliability on the (brownM) to be scheduled directly behind a (Z) train especially going Downtown when it would be fumigating at Broad Street.

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