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Opinion on Franklin avenue R68's being retro fitted, and replaced by R179s?

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Anyone think that R44's should be replaced by Franklin Avenue 68's, and franklin avenue having 4 car r179 sets, in addition to retrofitted r46's for Staten Island? :)

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Oh my bad, I forgot I left the page on SIR. I think that SIR needs more cars then Franklin has. Altough I do agree, it would be better to retrofit R68's than R46's.

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Franklin has 8 cars, in sets of 2.

 

SIR needs more than 8 cars.

If 4-car sets were to go on the S, the platform length would have to be doubled. It's only 150 feet.

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Nope, the Franklin Ave. Shuttle would be good enough with the R-68's, and SIRTOA doesn't need R-68's, the R-46's would be better or if the (MTA) can hold long enough, the R-211 [Meeting FRA Requirements] being the fleet replacing the current R-44's.

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SIRTOA needs the R179 to get SIers over with already.

 

I heard these people don't want the R46s, but the R68s instead. Don't give them the old, give them the new and move on.

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R32s for the Franklin Shuttle, anybody? ;)

 

 

Say, when was the last time they ran there?

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Probably before the first renovation of the line in the 90s.

SIRTOA needs the R179 to get SIers over with already.

 

I heard these people don't want the R46s, but the R68s instead. Don't give them the old, give them the new and move on.

 

SI doesn't need such brand new trains. Plus given the nature of how they run 2, 4, 5 car trains, R68s does make more sense. You have the singles from the Franklin S to be the 5th car and at late nights you can have some of them be the 2 car trains for late night service. Assuming each of the cars of the 4 car sets can run independently, you could also run each car independently rather than to have b (trailer) cars (like with the R46/R179) sitting in the yard.

 

As for Franklin, you can put the R46 AA pairs there. With how those stations will need to be re-renovated, they should be rebuilt to accommodate a 300' train and that would free the (S) dependence on 150' trains.

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