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Long Live The I.R.T., B.M.T., And IND.

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I think it's amazing that, in spite of the efforts through the years, the I.R.T., B.M.T., and IND. are still used today as well as names such as Brighton, Culver, Sea Beach, the West End, Eighth Avenue and Myrtle Avenue.

 

Where else but New York would you find, for example, (1); Broadway Local; I.R.T. West Side; I.R.T. Broadway Local or (Q); Broadway Express; B.M.T. Brighton Local; Brighton Local all for the same train?

 

How do you feel about the I.R.T., B.M.T., and IND. and the historic route names still being used today? Do you like them or do you like just the letters and numbers?

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Of course I like it when the letters/numbers are used in conjunction with the historic names of the trunk lines the trains run on. After all, I think history is one of the elements which makes NYC Subway unique!

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The more information offered, the better! I wish the automated announcements on the NTTs would include also the route names and the neighborhoods traversed. I enjoy listening to live conductor announcements that provide a little something extra such as places of interest, the neighborhood the station is in, etc.

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The more information offered, the better! I wish the automated announcements on the NTTs would include also the route names and the neighborhoods traversed. I enjoy listening to live conductor announcements that provide a little something extra such as places of interest, the neighborhood the station is in, etc.

 

Its too bad official blue book announcements do not require that, and it is generally frowned upon by management who just want straight "from the book" announcements, no frills or extras. In fact, it is a rule that on NTT's c/r are not supposed to override the automated announcements unless there is a flaw or they are out of sync or other unusual circumstance.

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I'm pretty sure most people don't go around saying "IRT" or stuff like that these days. I heart people call it by the actual trunk line more than the original predecessor (still rare these days)

 

...Wait, scratch that, I know someone who does

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This is Court Street, transfer is available to the IRT 2,3,4, and 5 trains.

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