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Is the V and W still on the 160s?

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Yes. The MTA doesn't axe the programing off of a subway car just because a certain line has been cut. The 160's even have some weird programed routes on them, like the D to Far Rockaway.

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I saw a (V) to Canarise program on the (F) two months ago, so i'm gonna say.... No.

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yes, the 143s and 160s still have the (V) and (W) programs, but they did reprogram the (W) program. Now it says 'via the (N) line" when its in queens and Manhattan.

Edited by Mr Railfan

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The R160's even have (Q) to 96th Street/2nd Avenue on them.

 

There's a lot of weird stuff programmed in there like Brighton skip-stop service, (A)(C) to Stillwell, yet there's no (E) program to 168th Street.

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The R160's even have (Q) to 96th Street/2nd Avenue on them.

 

There's a lot of weird stuff programmed in there like Brighton skip-stop service, (A)(C) to Stillwell, yet there's no (E) program to 168th Street.

 

 

There's also Concourse (B)(D) Skip-Stop announcements and If i remember correctly then there's also a skip-stop program on the (L).

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I wonder how much HDD (or if not Memory) the computer have to carry all these routes. ..

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I know it's a lot more than the 142(a)s; that's for sure.

 

The R160's even have (Q) to 96th Street/2nd Avenue on them.

 

There's a lot of weird stuff programmed in there like Brighton skip-stop service, (A)(C) to Stillwell, yet there's no (E) program to 168th Street.

 

 

See, you're thinking way too logically about this. In the MTA's mind (or at least the people who program the trains), the D is more likely to run to Far Rockaway than the E to 168 St would.

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See, you're thinking way too logically about this. In the MTA's mind (or at least the people who program the trains), the D is more likely to run to Far Rockaway than the E to 168 St would.

 

Haha... Common sense never has been a strong suit at the MTA...

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The 142/3's have tiny, tiny flash storage. This was back in the day when a 1GB flash card cost over $200. The 160's have much much more.

 

For the record, the 142's do NOT have a 9 program, and the only 1 and 3 programs they have are the basic ones (not even a 3 to Times Square). The Shuttle is in there though!

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yes, the 143s and 160s still have the (V) and (W) programs, but they did reprogram the (W) program. Now it says 'via the (N) line" when its in queens and Manhattan.

 

I'm surprised they even took the time out to update the (W) program. But what was the point of doing that?

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The 142/3's have tiny, tiny flash storage. This was back in the day when a 1GB flash card cost over $200. The 160's have much much more.

 

For the record, the 142's do NOT have a 9 program, and the only 1 and 3 programs they have are the basic ones (not even a 3 to Times Square). The Shuttle is in there though!

 

A good chunk of the R142 program is probably just for the (5). 5 to Dyre, Nereid, 180th, 149th; 5 to Bowling Green, Flatbush, Utica, and New Lots; 5 via 7th Avenue, 5 to Woodlawn (someone used that once as a workaround to get the 149th announcements to play properly on a split 5 GO.)

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Well, why an (E) to 168th. The (E) is just meant to be Queens Blvd express, a route to Jamaica. An (E) to 168th would be the (K) or a short turned (C).

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Well, why an (E) to 168th. The (E) is just meant to be Queens Blvd express, a route to Jamaica. An (E) to 168th would be the (K) or a short turned (C).

 

First of all, in the event of a GO or unplanned service change, you can't just (seemingly randomly) create a new letter and have people understand what it is. Second of all, conductors aren't supposed to change the letter/number of a train mid-route, so they're not supposed to change an (E) to a (C) if it gets sent to 168 St (although, that has happened a couple times and the foaming was spectacular :lol:.) Edited by TheSubwayStation

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The R160's even have (Q) to 96th Street/2nd Avenue on them.

 

There's a lot of weird stuff programmed in there like Brighton skip-stop service, (A)(C) to Stillwell, yet there's no (E) program to 168th Street.

 

 

Did you just say... (A)(C) to CI?

 

Nah I am just kidding around. This is not via Brighton, it is via Culver. The (A) program is Culver Express, and the (C) is Culver Local.

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The R-160s have ALL the BMT/IND lines programmed into them. Even the axed ones.

 

No, they do.

 

 

Case in point:

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I'm surprised they even took the time out to update the (W) program. But what was the point of doing that?

 

 

The MTA did that because they have to bring back the W when the first phase of the second avenue subway is complete. Their mentality is let's do it now so we don't have to worry about it later. Hell come to think of they even have the program for the Q to 96th street. That just shows you how much they get prepared for these types of events.

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Did you just say... (A)(C) to CI?

 

Nah I am just kidding around. This is not via Brighton, it is via Culver. The (A) program is Culver Express, and the (C) is Culver Local.

 

He didn't say (A) via Brighton, it was separated by a coma. Just clearing that up.

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For the ones wondering what's more in the rare announcement category I suggest to watch Mr Railfan's rare announcements videos:

 

 

 

 

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