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Should the subway make more changes to their current rolling stock

 

Current set-up

(A) R46, summer service (R32, R42)

(C) R32, R46 (summer service)

(E) R160

(B) R68/R68A

(D) R68

(F) R46, R160

(M) R160

(G) R68

(L) R143, R160

(J) R42, R160

(Z) R42, R160

(N) R160

(Q) R160

(R) R46

(1) R62A

(2) R142

(3) R62

(4) R142/R142A

(5) R142

(6) R142A

(7) R62A

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Yeah sure... To please some of the railfans.... And hear complaints from communities for changes.. (Yes it happens at times)..

 

But me I don't care... As long as I get to my destination...

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Yeah sure... To please some of the railfans.... And hear complaints from communities for changes.. (Yes it happens at times)..

 

But me I don't care... As long as I get to my destination...

 

I say there's a good reason for the change because for example the rollsigns on the R68s and R68As on the (B) are usually stuck between "Bronx - Bedford Park Blvd" and "Harlem - 145th Street" and it confuses me

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I say there's a good reason for the change because for example the rollsigns on the R68s and R68As on the (B) are usually stuck between "Bronx - Bedford Park Blvd" and "Harlem - 145th Street" and it confuses me
Fair statement.

 

I don't think it's a big deal because the (4) had the wrong signage while using the R62/A cars (I think it said 148 St-Harlem to New Lots Av). Sometimes, buses have the wrong signage (Bx36 to Soundview when in fact they're going to Washington Hts)

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It's perfectly fine the way it is. Although I root for R32s on the (Q), Gravesend, Brighton Beach, Midwood, Chinatown, Midtown, Astoria, and god-knows who would be rioting like no tomorrow existed.

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I would love to see R160s on the (A) line. They look better there than the R46s IMO. I would love to see the (A) and (C) using my favorite subway cars (R160s and R32s respectively). Just my feelings. >.>

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I say there's a good reason for the change because for example the rollsigns on the R68s and R68As on the (B) are usually stuck between "Bronx - Bedford Park Blvd" and "Harlem - 145th Street" and it confuses me

 

 

Regardless of a sign like that, if you live in the city, you should already know the system. Its common sense. If you live along the Concourse line, you should already know what time (D) Express starts or when the (B) heads to Bedford or ends at 145, which route goes where, etc. If you are traveling from one borough to another and don't know, then you read the signs in the station, trains or look at the timetable. <<<< A LOT of people don't do this. Tourist I'll give them a break, but people within the city, don't think so...UNLESS they are new to certain areas or have bad memory.

 

You don't have to be a buff to know all this. Heh, I've been in this city for years and I already know my way around. If I don't know something, I get a map and/or timetable and do some quick studying.. << Smart move!

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I'm still shocked that the G uses 68s now.

 

 

Why not? There are more available cars at CI, and it is a shorter deadhead, as there is less switching and revenue traffic.

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I'm still shocked that the G uses 68s now.

 

 

I'm shocked your still wetting your pants since the 68s debuted on the G...

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Why not? There are more available cars at CI, and it is a shorter deadhead, as there is less switching and revenue traffic.

 

 

the deadhead is about the same, i rather have the (G) back at jamaica with R46's, the R68A's aren't right for the (G) they suck when they do OPTO service, they should have put R160's on the (G) VERY easy for OPTO service since T/O's don't have to enable for the doors to open

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the deadhead is about the same, i rather have the (G) back at jamaica with R46's, the R68A's aren't right for the (G) they suck when they do OPTO service, they should have put R160's on the (G) VERY easy for OPTO service since T/O's don't have to enable for the doors to open

 

 

There aren't enough R160's available for that anyway... and there's no 5 car maker either.

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Should the subway make more changes to their current rolling stock

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Nope.

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