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End of Subway Shuttle

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Full service to the Rockaways resumes May 30 and presumably the subway shuttle will end. What happens to the operators who will be displaced?

 

1) Which depot(s) operated the shuttle?

2) Did all the operators come from these depots or were there transfers from other depots to handle the load?

3) There won't be a need for so many buses. Were buses transferred from other depots?

4) Is there a new pick list or is a "bumping" procedure used for operators with high seniority to claim a job.

 

Thank you.

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Whole ton of depots were out there. During rush hour the whole city is there, College Point with Orion V CNGs, 126th with SBS LFSAs, Gun Hill even brings out the XD60s.

 

Don't think buses were transfered from other depots, but buses slated for retirement (O5 CNGs, old C40LFs, ex-Beeline O5s, and whatever else) were kept while (A) service was out.

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Whole ton of depots were out there. During rush hour the whole city is there, College Point with Orion V CNGs, 126th with SBS LFSAs, Gun Hill even brings out the XD60s.

 

Don't think buses were transfered from other depots, but buses slated for retirement (O5 CNGs, old C40LFs, ex-Beeline O5s, and whatever else) were kept while (A) service was out.

 

The whole deal with SC/CP buses running on other MTAB routes should stop and the Q52 should get back to normal, as should the FR/JFK fleets. Should be some big changes.

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The whole deal with SC/CP buses running on other MTAB routes should stop and the Q52 should get back to normal, as should the FR/JFK fleets. Should be some big changes.

Why did SC/CP Orion V CNG buses run on LGA/FR/JFK routes in the first place? Those depots still had the same amount of buses for service after Sandy so couldn't those old buses be used for Subway Shuttles only?

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Why did SC/CP Orion V CNG buses run on LGA/FR/JFK routes in the first place? Those depots still had the same amount of buses for service after Sandy so couldn't those old buses be used for Subway Shuttles only?

SC ran its Orion V CNGs and old C40LFs on JFK routes due to JFK buses going on FR routes to help out. Some of CP's Orion V CNGs went on LGA routes due to LGA being short on buses (of which it seems they always are, Way to go LGA maintenance <_< .

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Why did SC/CP Orion V CNG buses run on LGA/FR/JFK routes in the first place? Those depots still had the same amount of buses for service after Sandy so couldn't those old buses be used for Subway Shuttles only?

Basically Spring Creek's union (as well as FR/JFK) doesn't really permit them to do subway shuttles. However as the stretch between Howard Beach and Broad Channel was heavily damaged, Far Rockaway and JFK needed extra buses for their Rockaway routes (especially the Q52). So then came Spring Creek with the C40LF's and V CNG's.

 

LaGuardia had so many buses OOS that they were in desperate need of buses, so then came College Point with the V CNG's while LaGuardia's buses are being fixed up..

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Where would all the routes go?

Hopefully when the merger finally happens other bus depots like Stengel and Fresh Pond

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Hopefully when the merger finally happens other bus depots like Stengel and Fresh Pond

What merger are you referring?

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:(

 

Damn no More Easy Money OT for me

Shuttle was cool It will be missed

LOL. It was fun while it lasted.

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Whole ton of depots were out there. During rush hour the whole city is there, College Point with Orion V CNGs, 126th with SBS LFSAs, Gun Hill even brings out the XD60s.

 

Don't think buses were transfered from other depots, but buses slated for retirement (O5 CNGs, old C40LFs, ex-Beeline O5s, and whatever else) were kept while (A) service was out.

LFS Rigids were out there from Queens Village too.

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LFS Rigids were out there from Queens Village too.

I was mentioning the buses coming from around the city during rush hour. Obviously the Queens TA depots are the main player.

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Does this mean SC's NewFlyer C40LFs will stop running at JFK routes starting tmrw, meaning no more borrowing?

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I wasn't aware of the magnitude of assistance from other depots. The most important aspect to operate the shuttles is buses and operators were used from other depots regardless if they came from NYCT or MTA bus. I'm sure the public didn't see the amount of cooperation that was required to operate the service.

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