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Manhattan Bridge Reconstruction Project / 7 Year Anniversary Thread

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This week falls in the 7th anniversary of the Manhattan Bridge Reconstruction Project. For weeks prior to this weekend back in 2001, we viewed and read posters regaurding the (:P(D)(Q)<Q>(W), with big lettering stating "Major Service Changes"

 

Friday, July 20, 2001 was the LAST Day of 6 Av / Brighton Express (Q6) Service. The (Q6) ran between 21 St - QueensBridge, Queens & Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. On Monday July 23, 2001, the new ( or I should say 'revived') <Q> train service began as the Broadway / Brighton Express.

 

On this day as well on July 20, 2001:

 

This is the last Weekday Service of the (:) & (D) on their historic routes.

(:( Via 4 Av Express & West End

(D) Brighton Local

 

More to come this week regarding the (B)(D)(Q6)(Q)<Q> and the introduction of the new (W) Train.

 

Zachary

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Are you talking about the changes with the (:D(D) (Q6) trains? I have the map with the (Q)<Q> and (W) trains introduced.

 

July2001.jpg

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Are you talking about the changes with the (:D(D) (Q6) trains? I have the map with the (Q)<Q> and (W) trains introduced.

 

 

 

 

well the (Q6) was already intro. yes we are talkin about that

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Must be a special time for you huh Zach? LOL! j/k

 

But yeah, I remember watching all this on teh tee-vee news when I was younger.

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I never liked the fact that (:D and (D) service was cut short, but it had to be done. Those routes have been my favorites no matter which line they ran on. And I miss the (Q6), Thats what made me love R68 cars lol. I rode an R68 (Q6) Before when it was mostly R68 and R68A.

 

Going to coney island was hell cause my parents didnt know the proper way to get there around that time....(they were used to taking the (B) or (D) trains cause they were faster than the (F) )

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Must be a special time for you huh Zach? LOL! j/k

 

But yeah, I remember watching all this on teh tee-vee news when I was younger.

 

Haha! Shut Up! lol;). 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'; as stated in Charles Dickens' Novel, 'A Tale of Two Cities.' Saying farewell to the Brighton (D) was not cool. It was my line, but what could you do.

 

I never liked the fact that (:D and (D) service was cut short, but it had to be done. Those routes have been my favorites no matter which line they ran on. And I miss the (Q6), Thats what made me love R68 cars lol. I rode an R68 (Q6) Before when it was mostly R68 and R68A.

 

Going to coney island was hell cause my parents didnt know the proper way to get there around that time....(they were used to taking the (B) or (D) trains cause they were faster than the (F) )

 

I didn't like it either, but the (Q)<Q> wasn't bad. I dont ever want to see the (Q6) return. No point of it.

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Since the (Q) was used to replace the (D), the (Q) was a mixed bag of cars. You had R32's on it, a brief appearance of R46, R40 cars, R40M, R42, but it was mostly R68 and R68A cars.

 

<Q> was just R40, R40M and R42.

 

(W) used R68 and R68A's

 

(:D and (D) used R68s only.

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Since the (Q) was used to replace the (D), the (Q) was a mixed bag of cars. You had R32's on it, a brief appearance of R46, R40 cars, R40M, R42, but it was mostly R68 and R68A cars.

 

<Q> was just R40, R40M and R42.

 

(W) used R68 and R68A's

 

(:D and (D) used R68s only.

 

 

The (Q) ran R32's after 9-11 along with a few R-46s. In 2004, an R-32 made its way back on the (Q). December 2006 / 2007, (for extra holiday service) is when the R40 / R40M's R42s hit the (Q). Other than that it was purely R68s. Around June / July 2002, R68As STARTED to make an appearance on the (Q). R40M/R40S made a very rare appearance in (Q) service during any regaular time.

 

The <Q> was PURELY R40 Slant until mid 2003, then R40M's came on.

 

The (W) was PURELY R68A's until after September 2002, then R68s started to make its way over..

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That brings back memories...the (D) dead ending at 34th St. The "Grand St. Shuttle" and the permanent loss of taking the (D) down the Brighton Line to Coney Island.

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That brings back memories...the (D) dead ending at 34th St. The "Grand St. Shuttle" and the permanent loss of taking the (D) down the Brighton Line to Coney Island.

 

 

 

Ahh yes...

 

Norwood, Bronx

--->205 St

----------------(D)

Herald Square

--->34 St

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On this day 7 years back; (Saturday, July 21, 2001):

 

Last Day of Brooklyn (:D(D) Service on their Historic Routes.

(B) Via 4 Av / West End

(D) Via Brighton

 

All new signage went up for the Replacement (Q)<Q>(W) Trains.

 

LAST TIME The (B) would run on a WEEKEND.

 

A 10 Car Set of R-40 Slants made a rare run on the (B) between Coney Island and Harlem-145 St ( I have Proof, dont worry ). The (B) had no slants prior to this since April of 1997.

 

A Coney Island Set of R68s (2800 Series) ran on a Coney Island-Bound (D) via Brighton Express around 9:30pm that night.

 

(Q6) Service No Longer Existed

 

Zachary

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I'm sure that me and other members of this forum were not happy with the changes made by the MTA. Some of the changes seem to be for the better.

 

Will there ever be skip-stop service on the Brighton line again with full service restored on the Manhattan Bridge?

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I'm sure that me and other members of this forum were not happy with the changes made by the MTA. Some of the changes seem to be for the better.

 

Will there ever be skip-stop service on the Brighton line again with full service restored on the Manhattan Bridge?

 

I wasnt happy, but what could you do? Skip-Stop? Hmm, well if the Brighton Line Station Reconstruction project starts anytime soon, we could see Skip-Stop revived, or another weird change, or else the (B) is making all LOCAL Stops with the (Q). Only time can tell, but as for regular Skip-Stop Service, I highly doubt it.

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On this day 7 years back; (Saturday, July 21, 2001):

 

Last Day of Brooklyn (B)(D) Service on their Historic Routes.

(:( Via 4 Av / West End

(D) Via Brighton

 

All new signage went up for the Replacement (Q)<Q>(W) Trains.

 

LAST TIME The (B) would run on a WEEKEND.

A 10 Car Set of R-40 Slants made a rare run on the (B) between Coney Island and Harlem-145 St ( I have Proof, dont worry ). The (B) had no slants prior to this since April of 1997.

 

 

A Coney Island Set of R68s (2800 Series) ran on a Coney Island-Bound (D) via Brighton Express around 9:30pm that night.

 

(Q6) Service No Longer Existed

 

Zachary

 

2 sets of R40 Slants would run over the (B) line during that time period (Rush Hour Put-Ins). At this time, slants were on the (L), (J)(M) and (N) trains while R40 Mods were along the (L)(J) and (M) Train lines.

 

Also, this was during the time frame when R32s ran on both the (B) and (G) lines, rare appearances

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2 sets of R40 Slants would run over the (B) line during that time period (Rush Hour Put-Ins). At this time, slants were on the (L), (J)(M) and (N) trains while R40 Mods were along the (L)(J) and (M) Train lines.

 

Also, this was during the time frame when R32s ran on both the (:( and (G) lines, rare appearances

 

Now that I dont remember; R40 put ins during the Rush, I know between April 1997 and July 21, 2001, the (B) was All R68A, with some appearances of Concourse and Coney Island R68s. Wow, I cant remember the last time I saw an R32 (B) on the West End.

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2 sets of R40 Slants would run over the (B) line during that time period (Rush Hour Put-Ins). At this time, slants were on the (L), (J)(M) and (N) trains while R40 Mods were along the (L)(J) and (M) Train lines.

 

Also, this was during the time frame when R32s ran on both the (:( and (G) lines, rare appearances

 

R40 Slants Didn't run on the (J)

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Hum, I must be thinking of something else then. Tho I do remember the R32s On the B. They stopped running on the (:( @ 1998. My uncle who used to work on the (B) at the time (now works at MJQ as a B/O) use to work the line, he has a data sheet of past runs on the (B). The (B) started running about 1-2 R32s early 1996, and that ended around 1998 with the R68/R68A Full Takeover.

 

I could post the sheet if I can get it. I have two uncles who works for the MTA, one as a B/O @ the depot that runs the M1 and another is the Superintendent @ Fresh Pond Road Bus Depot. I'd gladly give names if no one believes me B)

 

Here's proof of an R32 on the (B) in its early days

 

http://nycsubway.org/perl/show?41412

 

@Daniel - I used to see the slants @ ENY yard with different signages tho, guess I was fooled XD.

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Hum, I must be thinking of something else then. Tho I do remember the R32s On the B. They stopped running on the (B) @ 1998. My uncle who used to work on the (B) at the time (now works at MJQ as a B/O) use to work the line, he has a data sheet of past runs on the (B). The (B) started running about 1-2 R32s early 1996, and that ended around 1998 with the R68/R68A Full Takeover.

 

I could post the sheet if I can get it. I have two uncles who works for the MTA, one as a B/O @ the depot that runs the M1 and another is the Superintendent @ Fresh Pond Road Bus Depot. I'd gladly give names if no one believes me :(

 

Here's proof of an R32 on the (B) in its early days

 

http://nycsubway.org/perl/show?41412

 

@Daniel - I used to see the slants @ ENY yard with different signages tho, guess I was fooled XD.

 

 

Oh dude, im not saying your wrong about the R32 (B)s, I said, I cant remember the last time I saw that. Your right, that they used to run in the mid 90s, but I cant remember, I recall the (B) full of slants back in the day.B)

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Ahhh, I was just posting what I was told from my uncle XD

 

I could've sworn there were slants on the (J) and (M) at one point. Wasnt the (Q6) mixed with slants and R32s?

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Ahhh, I was just posting what I was told from my uncle XD

 

I could've sworn there were slants on the (J) and (M) at one point. Wasnt the (Q6) mixed with slants and R32s?

 

There were slants on the (M) Not the (J)

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Ahhh, I was just posting what I was told from my uncle XD

 

I could've sworn there were slants on the (J) and (M) at one point. Wasnt the (Q6) mixed with slants and R32s?

Yes Slants and 32s ran on the (Q6) together in 1998.

 

There were slants on the (M) Not the (J)

8-Car Slants ran on the (M) post 9-11-01, when it ran between Metropolitan Av and Coney Island Via Sea Beach; replaced the (N) between Court St and Stillwell Avenue.

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