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What line should the R179 Run On?

What Line should the R179 Run On  

  1. 1. What Line should the R179 Run On



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They could always, for whatever reason, decide to move the 179's to the (N)(Q)(W), and move the 160's elsewhere. So it is a possibility.

The poll needs to allow multiple choices, because they will more than likely run on more than one line.

I say (E) assuming they will have 5 doors per car. Yet someone told me that was an unfounded rumor. So if not, I say put a next option of 160's on the (E), and then put the 179's on other R44/46 lines such as the (A)(F)(R) and (V). (The (G) would get either 160 or 179; doesn't matter, just as long as it's the new technology for the OPTO service and proposed CBTC expansion).

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(A) because thats the first intention. Like I said in another thread though, its not set in stone how the MTA is going to assigned the R179s.

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I agree...you didn't include every B Division line anyway...

 

frankies bound to hippos i guess... its gunna be hippie until the hippos become endangered and we call the wildlife conservation society

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I think you need to redo that poll....why would you put the (N)(Q)(W) there they already using the R-160B's....the (:)(F) are being tested on the R-160's

 

 

 

I agree, the (J)(M)(Z)(N)(Q)(W) already got something, push these trains to the side, they had there time, byebye lol, and lets get the others a bit of sunshine :(

 

As for SIR, its gonna get the R179, no matter wat, and I think the (A) | (S) Rkway needs the R179s as they got R44s

 

and the (A) has the longest route, used by many passangers, and people off Rockways, may have disablites and need sumin to help em to get to the cities off suburbs

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I would like to say the (D) should get something new. At least it would make the Concourse line look better. The R68s just blend in with the decrepited nature of the line and they've been there since jump. They need to go. something form this century needs to be on the (E) ASAP.

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i believe da (T) is sharing (Q)'s cars (R160s)

lets say SAS will have PSDs, the PSDs must be made to fit one type of train (since 160s and 179s will proly have different door placement)

 

ill say (F) since it really needs to get sumthing new!

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i believe da (T) is sharing (Q)'s cars (R160s)

lets say SAS will have PSDs, the PSDs must be made to fit one type of train (since 160s and 179s will proly have different door placement)

That's another good reason to go with the five door per car placement. They'll still be able to line up with the 60ft car doors. Though the five door design is only rumored so far.

 

I think it is way too early to start talking about the (T). They are now scaling back on the infrastructure of the uptown section, so it makes me wonder whether we'll ever see any time soon the lower portion of the line, which is the first section that will open.

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That's another good reason to go with the five door per car placement. They'll still be able to line up with the 60ft car doors. Though the five door design is only rumored so far.

 

I think it is way too early to start talking about the (T). They are now scaling back on the infrastructure of the uptown section, so it makes me wonder whether we'll ever see any time soon the lower portion of the line, which is the first section that will open.

 

What? whaddya mean scaling back?

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5 doors per side on the 179's??? i think that concept will never get past the rumor stage. one of the complaints that the MTA had with 75' cars was lack of windows. to fit 5 doors, the current window size will have to be redused. and if people complained about less seats now......

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What? whaddya mean scaling back?

Like reducing 72nd St from 3 tracks to 2 (Kills my idea of a terminal for a 6th Av/Willy B service without merging the V, :mad: plus the extra track would have been for the <Q> in any future Manny B shutdowns, and would be a good intermediate turning point for any other 6th AvBway reroutes). I think there were other reductions, like changes in the exits, IIRC. They're trying to construct less to save money.

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5 doors per side on the 179's??? i think that concept will never get past the rumor stage. one of the complaints that the MTA had with 75' cars was lack of windows. to fit 5 doors, the current window size will have to be redused. and if people complained about less seats now......

The window size and space between doors would be the same as the 60 footers, only with the additional 15 feet, you could get in another window and door.

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The window size and space between doors would be the same as the 60 footers, only with the additional 15 feet, you could get in another window and door.

 

well leave that for the mta to decide :(

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I marked (F) on the poll, but really they should replace Jamaica's R-46s which could be moved to Pitkin replacing the R-44s and whatever else is still there by then. The (E) might be replaced before R-179s arrive with R-160s if any go to Jamaica to replace the remaining R-32s. At that point, R-179s could be assigned there making Jamaica mostly if not all new-tech, especially since they're considering implementing ATO on Queens Blvd. Although, which Queens lines the R-179s are specifically used on would still be up in the air if this were to take place. My suggestion being the (F) first provided the (E) is fully R-160s. I would doubt a tit-for-tat replacement of an R-160 for each R-32 and an R-179 for each R-46.

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no leave the (F) alone...its just fine with the R46's its a tradition...arent R46's and R68's 75 ft cars?

 

R179s will be 75FT as well, intended to replace the R44s and R46s, with the R44s going first ( THANK GOD ) I think the R68s will live on longer if there happens to be an option order.

 

Also, the (F) is a helluva fun trip with a 10 car set of 60fters like the R32s. But to an extent I agree that R46s should remain, but R160s will be on the (F) sometime in the future, I just hope that they dont boot all the R46s.

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I said the (F) because once the R46 go, they should be replaced with 75ft cars. Then again why trust Jamaica Yard with brand new cars, they will find a way to destroy them. If the R179s don't go to the (F) I would say put them on the (A) or maybe the (B). Remember, baring any major disaster, you will never see an R179 on the (J)(M)(Z) or (L) lines.

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