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On 10/12/2019 at 5:50 PM, Snorunts said:

Same here, except I thought they had WAY more R179’s than R160’s.

The assignment is practically half&half for the (J) except the R179’s run more in rotation since the (M) needs the R160’s as a priority. They’re not trying to have R179’s on the (M). You’ll see more R160’s on the (J) during weekends since R179’s get inspected rigorously during off peak and weekend days. Same goes for the (C) you’ll see more R32’s on the road during the weekend but weekdays it’s almost half R179 and Half R32.

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The (C) trains need to be 600 foot during the weekends, especially with the impending service cuts going into effect soon.

The CPW stops can’t have short (C) trains running every 12 minutes, *especially* when the (1) is running express on Broadway.

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3 hours ago, Maxwell179 said:

why not ?

The (M) seems to be strictly R160's for some reason despite sharing the same fleet with the (J) . Only once, in the past 5 years has an R143 run on the (M) .

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1 hour ago, CyclonicTrainLookout said:

I thought they were there for a while now?

Nope for the past few months, the MTA only had those pink laminated signs in the stations pointing out the late night and weekend extension of the (M). However I don’t see them at 57th street and I just passed through there the other day. 

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Can't believe how terrible those dumb yellow poles on the 62As sets are starting to look. MTA, in its infinite wisdom, used some cheap paint rather than enamel so on some of the cars the paint has completely chipped off. 2056 is one of them. Looked dumb to start with, now looks worse.

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Random thought: I haven’t been on the (7) train in quite a while. However, through my observation this past weekend to Willets Point I noticed one 79xx car set with a complete 72xx, 73xx, 74xx car set.

Just a little enlightenment to why no full 79xx car set? 

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6 minutes ago, Future ENY OP said:

Random thought: I haven’t been on the (7) train in quite a while. However, through my observation this past weekend to Willets Point I noticed one 79xx car set with a complete 72xx, 73xx, 74xx car set.

Just a little enlightenment to why no full 79xx car set? 

I believe there's organizing going on for this line's car assignments. The 79xx's are meant to be served as a C-car (extra car to be inserted in each 10 car set of 7211-7590, such as 7221-7230 (7900). 7899 is an exception of 7211-7220. (7811-7898 = 8 11 car trains)

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38 minutes ago, Calvin said:

I believe there's organizing going on for this line's car assignments. The 79xx's are meant to be served as a C-car (extra car to be inserted in each 10 car set of 7211-7590, such as 7221-7230 (7900). 7899 is an exception of 7211-7220. (7811-7898 = 8 11 car trains)

Appreciate the enlightenment.  

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So I figured out why the (2) and (5) each have “assigned” tracks at the Flatbush Avenue terminal compared to the (N) and (W) leaving from either track at the Ditmars Blvd terminal. I believe since they run on two separate Manhattan trunklines, they don’t want to confuse passengers at Flatbush into boarding and questioning whether or not the train will be a (2) or a (5). They may run on the same trunk in Brooklyn but separate in Manhattan. Compared to the (N) and (W), who run on the same corridors in both Queens and in Manhattan. Only difference is that in Manhattan, one is express and the other is local. Nevertheless, they still run alongside and/or on the same tracks with each other.

I could be wrong though.

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5 hours ago, Jemorie said:

So I figured out why the (2) and (5) each have “assigned” tracks at the Flatbush Avenue terminal compared to the (N) and (W) leaving from either track at the Ditmars Blvd terminal. I believe since they run on two separate Manhattan trunklines, they don’t want to confuse passengers at Flatbush into boarding and questioning whether or not the train will be a (2) or a (5). They may run on the same trunk in Brooklyn but separate in Manhattan. Compared to the (N) and (W), who run on the same corridors in both Queens and in Manhattan. Only difference is that in Manhattan, one is express and the other is local. Nevertheless, they still run alongside and/or on the same tracks with each other.

I could be wrong though.

Flatbush has side platforms (and no crossover/crossunder), so it's not easy to just go to the other side if the train turns out to be there. (Unless you wait at the southern end of the platform, and I doubt the MTA wants that area to be crowded). So it makes sense for people to organize themselves based on which train they need, the location of which is predetermined.

At Astoria, it doesn't really matter what track the train is on, since the platform allows access to both tracks.

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2 hours ago, P3F said:

Flatbush has side platforms (and no crossover/crossunder), so it's not easy to just go to the other side if the train turns out to be there. (Unless you wait at the southern end of the platform, and I doubt the MTA wants that area to be crowded). So it makes sense for people to organize themselves based on which train they need, the location of which is predetermined.

At Astoria, it doesn't really matter what track the train is on, since the platform allows access to both tracks.

Ah, gotcha. Thanks.

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On Sunday, October 20th, (N) trains make a stop at Coney Island-Stillwell Av after/before 86 St-Gravesend. 5 AM on Monday is when it goes back to the past till the 2020 spring season. 

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Hasn't happened since last year but a Concourse set ran on the (B) train earlier. 2552-2555 was one of the Trains consisted in the set but didn't catch the last four numbers.

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There are some R142A sets that has a "screeching" sound when it slows down to stop and open the doors at each station. 

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Tomorrow, at 86 St- you can walk to (F) train at Av. X as this will give you a free transfer (vice versa (F) to (N) 86 St).

*To Coney Island: 36 St/62 St - connect to (D) 

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It looks like the long closed entrances to the Broad Street (J) station are finally being sealed. If I’m not mistaken, these were closed after 9/11 since they’re directly next to the NYSE. 
 

I recall reading an article a few years ago about elevators that were planned for this station, but residents of the neighborhood opposed it due to fears of terrorism. It’s as ridiculous as it sounds.

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Since Deinterlining has popped up many times in this forum, I have to ask a question that I’ve not heard many people answer. 
 

How much money would the (MTA) saves if they deinterlined (parts) the Subway system? 

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