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How come the M42 is the only MJQ crosstown route that doesn't have articulated buses. It has the ridership for it.

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How come the M42 is the only MJQ crosstown route that doesn't have articulated buses (not including the M34/M34A SBS) ? 

Besides the M50,M57,M66, and M72?

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Besides the M50,M57,M66, and M72?

The M57 uses artics sometimes... M66, M72 and M50 esp. don't really need artics, but the M42 could use them esp. during the rush.  The only issue I could see is the turnaround points maybe being tight??

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The M57 uses artics sometimes... M66, M72 and M50 esp. don't really need artics, but the M42 could use them esp. during the rush.  The only issue I could see is the turnaround points maybe being tight??

 

Artics would have difficulty getting around @ Circle Line and maybe @ the UN as well.

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Artics would have difficulty getting around @ Circle Line and maybe @ the UN as well.

Looks like this question was asked before and apparently they do run artics on the M42 here and there but not regularly.  I don't understand why they have 3 or 4 M42s lined up when they could use artics instead, esp. in the morning.

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Looks like this question was asked before and apparently they do run artics on the M42 here and there but not regularly.  I don't understand why they have 3 or 4 M42s lined up when they could use artics instead, esp. in the morning.

I have yet to see an artic on the M42 for the 15 and a half years that the MTA has been using them.

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I have yet to see an artic on the M42 for the 15 and a half years that the MTA has been using them.

Neither have I... That's why I assumed that there was an issue with the turnaround because to run two or four RTS's back to back to back to back like that when they can run artics on the line makes no sense...

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Neither have I... That's why I assumed that there was an issue with the turnaround because to run two or four RTS's back to back to back to back like that when they can run artics on the line makes no sense...

Usually, I see Orion VIIs on the line these days. I rarely see RTS's anymore.

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Usually, I see Orion VIIs on the line these days. I rarely see RTS's anymore.

I fanned the M42, and I think there were only two O7's on the route. (I saw the whole route, AM rush)

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If it's RTS's anyone's after, M66 & M72 for sure.

 

Those routes simply can't run O7's due to height...

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Those routes simply can't run O7's due to height...

They are going to have to eventually. As you can see, the RTS's day's are numbered.

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They are going to have to eventually. As you can see, the RTS's day's are numbered.

Not the ones at Quill. They won't even be replaced by the upcoming order.

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The Artics hit the 42 when they are short 40fters. Since Quill is pretty good on maintenance this is a once in a blue moon situation.....I think it's been about 2 years since I've personally seen an artic out there.

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The Artics hit the 42 when they are short 40fters. Since Quill is pretty good on maintenance this is a once in a blue moon situation.....I think it's been about 2 years since I've personally seen an artic out there.

Wow, seeing a New Flyer D60HF on the M42 would be awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

More like 10.

 

 

With the thousands of new buses coming in within the next 3 to 5 years, that's going to be hard.  Even if the RTS is still around by then (assuming we're not gettng the MTS's again), the RTS's will be long gone from Manhattan.

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Wow, seeing a New Flyer D60HF on the M42 would be awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the thousands of new buses coming in within the next 3 to 5 years, that's going to be hard.  Even if the RTS is still around by then (assuming we're not gettng the MTS's again), the RTS's will be long gone from Manhattan.

 

 

Wow, seeing a New Flyer D60HF on the M42 would be awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the thousands of new buses coming in within the next 3 to 5 years, that's going to be hard.  Even if the RTS is still around by then (assuming we're not gettng the MTS's again), the RTS's will be long gone from Manhattan.

The new 600 bus order probably won't finish until the time the 32's are retired. Also, I must have really good luck or something, because iv'e seen artics on the M42 numerous times.

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The new 600 bus order probably won't finish until the time the 32's are retired. Also, I must have really good luck or something, because iv'e seen artics on the M42 numerous times.

You mean the R32s?

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