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15 hours ago, WestFarms36 said:

I wonder if the 2014-2015 New Flyer XD40's are falling under the new 6 year repaint cycle, because if that's the case... Ulmer Park's XD40's really gonna need some TLC...

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Not surprised  that this ex ENY unit looks like this I've said this many times how bad Ulmer Park been getting with maintenance it's  ridiculous  pior to how these buses are still young and look like that... I mean for a depot that's 90% X equipment  you would think they would handle this better but nope. I'm just waiting to see how the artics comes into place when they get more that's  all I gotta say.

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14 minutes ago, Ultimategamer12c said:

Not surprised  that this ex ENY unit looks like this I've said this many times how bad Ulmer Park been getting with maintenance it's  ridiculous  pior to how these buses are still young and look like that... I mean for a depot that's 90% X equipment  you would think they would handle this better but nope. I'm just waiting to see how the artics comes into place when they get more that's  all I gotta say.

5 years isn't that young.....that's almost halfway through their life cycle.

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I rode the S79-SBS yesterday, I have to say it actually is pretty quick (though it can be busy depending on the time, PM rush hour is something you should avoid). Generally, it can take about 45 to 60 minutes from SI Mall to Bay Ridge 86th Street. 

Though, without a doubt, the fastest way to get to Brooklyn is the S93 but due the the pandemic it isn't running unfortunately. It leaves with me with either the S53, which is faster than the S79-SBS as I live closer to it but it is pretty boring to ride. 

Change of topic here;

When I lived in Brooklyn, I lived close by the B35 which, before Jackie Gleason was bestowed the XN60 articulated buses, I'm pretty sure it only ran C40LF's. Even earlier, it had Orion VII's which operated both the local and limited B35. I never expected such an articulated bus to jump on this route, what a change of equipment. Though, it makes sense, this route always had high ridership, I can recall a time where a bus on the B35 was so packed that, per policy, it had to skip stops until the bus acquired some reasonable space. People stuck onto the doors of the bus just so they can get on, I think someone's face was even pushed onto the door, there was absolutely no space.

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14 hours ago, MTADieselBuses said:

Change of topic here;

When I lived in Brooklyn, I lived close by the B35 which, before Jackie Gleason was bestowed the XN60 articulated buses, I'm pretty sure it only ran C40LF's. Even earlier, it had Orion VII's which operated both the local and limited B35. I never expected such an articulated bus to jump on this route, what a change of equipment. Though, it makes sense, this route always had high ridership, I can recall a time where a bus on the B35 was so packed that, per policy, it had to skip stops until the bus acquired some reasonable space. People stuck onto the doors of the bus just so they can get on, I think someone's face was even pushed onto the door, there was absolutely no space.

Even with the articulated buses they could get pretty packed if buses were delayed due to traffic on Church Ave. Happened to me coming down the line a handful of times. I usually get turned around at Kings Highway if it was really bad.

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22 hours ago, Cait Sith said:

5 years isn't that young.....that's almost halfway through their life cycle.

Nevertheless their buses overall look like crap. Their express buses are so run down already compared to the ones I ride regularly.

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1 hour ago, MTADieselBuses said:

So even with articulates and buses running in 5-10 minute intervals during rush hours, we still get packed buses? Poor Church Avenue.

 

Problem is there's gaps of up to 35-40 minutes elsewhere. 

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Whats going on folks. Its been a hot minute since I have posted on the nyct forum. Was on quarantined status and now I'm fully back to work.

B41 today had 2 wild cats service where Articulated buses were in service doing passenger pickups from Kings plaza to Downtown Brooklyn and to Bergen Beach. Expect to see articulated buses at certain time of the day when operation expects more rider ships during certain time peak.

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3 hours ago, Flatbush SBS Duece said:

Whats going on folks. Its been a hot minute since I have posted on the nyct forum. Was on quarantined status and now I'm fully back to work.

B41 today had 2 wild cats service where Articulated buses were in service doing passenger pickups from Kings plaza to Downtown Brooklyn and to Bergen Beach. Expect to see articulated buses at certain time of the day when operation expects more rider ships during certain time peak.

We need a bit more Artics in Flatbush...

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3 hours ago, Flatbush SBS Duece said:

Whats going on folks. Its been a hot minute since I have posted on the nyct forum. Was on quarantined status and now I'm fully back to work.

B41 today had 2 wild cats service where Articulated buses were in service doing passenger pickups from Kings plaza to Downtown Brooklyn and to Bergen Beach. Expect to see articulated buses at certain time of the day when operation expects more rider ships during certain time peak.

Glad to see you're doing well! Thanks for the update on the B41 situation

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Recently, I'm seeing the B82-SBS to Bensonhurst packed left to right except the B82 to Stillwell Av isn't full like the SBS. 

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4 hours ago, Calvin said:

Recently, I'm seeing the B82-SBS to Bensonhurst packed left to right except the B82 to Stillwell Av isn't full like the SBS. 

Well, it operates almost exclusively at 20-minute intervals (unlike the local)...

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I seen an 6800 out of ENY where the rear doors opened without passengers touching anything. So at least some OG Orion's are capable of doing this.

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On 5/5/2020 at 1:48 PM, trainfan22 said:

I seen an 6800 out of ENY where the rear doors opened without passengers touching anything. So at least some OG Orion's are capable of doing this.

Some don’t work?

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1 hour ago, Snorunts said:

Some don’t work?

There was a discussion last page about OG hybrids not being capable of doing that (all of the OG's at Quill are OOS for this very reason). Just saying there are some OG where the B/O can open the rear door without passenger interference. I have not seen every single 6800 has ENY has in action since the pandemic started lol so I can only comment on the ones I saw.

 

 

If anybody is interested, the 65/6600 at ENY have been running since pandemic started, however IDK if it's possible for the B/O to open up the rear doors on those.

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So it look's like the homeless people from the subway overnight are taking up space on the buses meant for essential workers.

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There are super gaps in which overnight service is rolling. For an instance, Look at between 50th St & 18th Ave all the way to Bay Parkway on the (D) . There is no bus service on New Ultrect Ave and on the (N) from 59th and 86th St. Even though the B11 is the only crosstown type, that area is empty.

now look in Manhattan, besides the BM2, BM3 & the X28, which stop nowhere near downtown Brooklyn, for anyone needing to get there, they would have to cramp on the B39 and take any bus from Williamsburg Plaza to get there, unless they have a car. 
 

look in the Bronx: you do have out of 12 routes that cross into Manhattan, 8 (originally 7) routes operate 24/7, but only Bx7 is short to the original route before the mid 90s extension to Columbia Hospital. There IS a walking distance between 207th & Broadway and 193rd & St. Nick for the M3 or Fort Washington for the M4. 
At least my favorite route is now 24/7 (Bx4, which runs under the 2, 5 & the 6)

the (6)  is the only subway that is fully serviced by 24/7 bus routes. In my view, they should’ve added the Bx33 to the mix. 
the Bx1 has to work the load for passengers of the (D) and the (4) 
 

Queens was added a little with the Q32, QM6 & the X68. But after 82nd St, you have to walk to Northern Blvd for the Q66, which is the replacement for the (7) 

the (A) train to lefferts Blvd, the closest bus route to it is the Q24 on Atlantic Ave. the Rockaways, Use Q53SBS & the Q22. 
 

all others (E)(F)(G)(J)(M) and the (N)  are served by 24/7 bus routes. 

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31 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

So it look's like the homeless people from the subway overnight are taking up space on the buses meant for essential workers.

Where are they gonna go on the buses? The NYPDTB should be out there to enforce the rules because not too many are gonna be out there especially now that the subways are on a 4 hour break, which is saving money on electric bills. But it also gives them time to complete some of the projects. Are they still doing Fast Track or they stopped that program

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13 minutes ago, FLX9304 said:

Where are they gonna go on the buses? The NYPDTB should be out there to enforce the rules because not too many are gonna be out there especially now that the subways are on a 4 hour break, which is saving money on electric bills. But it also gives them time to complete some of the projects. Are they still doing Fast Track or they stopped that program

Trains are still running their normal overnight runs when the system is closed to the public. And the station's lights are still on so I'm not sure how the MTA is saving money on electric bills during that small window closure.

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They should extend Bx39 buses at 11:30(weekends only) 12:00, 12:30, and 1:00am from Gun HIll Road to Clason Point and run them back up from Clason Pt at 12:35, 1:05, and 1:35am to keep some kind of consistent service running since there is a gap in service. Cut the Bx41 buses back to Gun Hill Road completely instead of running them as Bx39 shuttles.

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2 hours ago, GreatOne2k said:

They should extend Bx39 buses at 11:30(weekends only) 12:00, 12:30, and 1:00am from Gun HIll Road to Clason Point and run them back up from Clason Pt at 12:35, 1:05, and 1:35am to keep some kind of consistent service running since there is a gap in service. Cut the Bx41 buses back to Gun Hill Road completely instead of running them as Bx39 shuttles.

The Bx39 is running the full route during the overnight hours and is handled by WF

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44 minutes ago, FLX9304 said:

The Bx39 is running the full route during the overnight hours and is handled by WF

There are still Gun Hill Road buses between 12:00-1:30am (11:30pm-1:30am on weekends), so there are still gaps in service.  After 1:30, there are two Bx39 buses overnight, one goes to Clason Pt, the other goes to Gun Hill Rd and becomes a Bx41

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It took a pandemic and subway closure for the MTA to finally advertise (sort of) the express buses...they are sending emails about how they are quick and comfortable to use during the overnight subway shut down. Maybe they hope people will stick with the buses even after the pandemic ends

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1 hour ago, GreatOne2k said:

There are still Gun Hill Road buses between 12:00-1:30am (11:30pm-1:30am on weekends), so there are still gaps in service.  After 1:30, there are two Bx39 buses overnight, one goes to Clason Pt, the other goes to Gun Hill Rd and becomes a Bx41

That’s because this weekend hasn’t got here yet. The new overnight service began two days ago

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35 minutes ago, QM1to6Ave said:

It took a pandemic and subway closure for the MTA to finally advertise (sort of) the express buses...they are sending emails about how they are quick and comfortable to use during the overnight subway shut down. Maybe they hope people will stick with the buses even after the pandemic ends

True, you got 5 in the Bronx (BxM1, 2, 4, 7 & 11), and three each in Brooklyn (BM2, 3, X28) and Queens (QM6, 17, X68). My question to you is what kind of buses they’re using?

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