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3 hours ago, Calvin said:

9223-7:9293-7, 9272-9268/9333-9337, 9728-9732:9873-9877, 8688-8692:9113-7, 8723-8727:9453-9457, 9723-9727:9768-9772, 9198-9202:9363-7, 8708-8712:9328-9332, 9843-8947:9503-9507 : Jamaica 

8888-92:9018-22, 8993-7:9003-7, 8978-82:8938-8942 (C.I)

(12 10-car R160s for the (A) so far)

Goddamn this feels like pre 2010 again lol. Imo R160s on the (A) are a much better fit compared to the R179s 

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R32s out of ENY: 3360-1, 3376-7, 3380-1, 3396-7, 3414-5, 3432-3, 3436-7, 3444:3777, 3454-5, 3460-3461, 3500-1, 3512-3, 3574-5, 3646-7, 3706-7, 3714-5, 3716-7, 3772-3, 3774-5, 3778-9, 3782-3, 3792-3, 3810-1, 3834-5, 3888-9, 3894-5, 3912-3, 3928-3, 3932-3, 3938-9 (60 units = 7.4 8-car trains)

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3 hours ago, Calvin said:

R32s out of ENY: 3360-1, 3376-7, 3380-1, 3396-7, 3414-5, 3432-3, 3436-7, 3444:3777, 3454-5, 3460-3461, 3500-1, 3512-3, 3574-5, 3646-7, 3706-7, 3714-5, 3716-7, 3772-3, 3774-5, 3778-9, 3782-3, 3792-3, 3810-1, 3834-5, 3888-9, 3894-5, 3912-3, 3928-3, 3932-3, 3938-9 (60 units = 7.4 8-car trains)

 

they must have just sent the rest, when I was there earlier there was only 10 cars in the yard with the rest in the barn, ENY inspecting them and getting them ready for service.

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The R179s gotta go. If that's the case, the R211s should have 318 extra cars built. This is ridiculous, not even the R46 had such a problem. They were lemons too.

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4 minutes ago, R68ACTrain said:

The R179s gotta go. If that's the case, the R211s should have 318 extra cars built. This is ridiculous, not even the R46 had such a problem. They were lemons too.

By that logic the R44/46 should of been scrapped by 1980.

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On 6/6/2020 at 2:34 PM, Bill from Maspeth said:

I know exactly what you said and I disagree 100% in what you said.  STOP DREAMING!  The beaches are closed NOW! NYCT will not encourage ridership to a closed beach!  As we all know the shuttle runs to Broad Channel and connects with all Far Rock A trains. 3 trains does the job.  I does not need a service increase because that would require more t/o's as well as c/r's.  What happens on a rainy day?  These crews would have PICKED jobs anyway.  They are not going to put OPTO on an R32!  There are drum switches involved which will not be changed with passengers on the train at Rock Park if the platform is opposite the t/o.  And if it would be OK, a 4 car R32 would be the CONTRACTUAL limit.  NYCT does not have all their t/o's and c/r's back anyway.  I'm telling you, since I know their thinking after working for transit for over 30 years, nothing will change in the Rockaways.  The only POSSIBLE improvement you will see is 8 car R46's to Rockaway Blvd. on weekends, which is usually running by now but not this year.

Subway car availability is very tight.  They will not spend money on reactivating more R32's for such a worthless reason.  Social Distancing: the A from Euclid (and north) to Broad Channel where they would catch the shuttle would have more Social Distancing issues than the shuttle they catch at Broad Channel which may be crowded, but half go one stop to Beach 98th and the rest to Beach 116.

Exactly, and the other lines need the T/O's.

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They're not going to scrap the newest cars in the system.  They're still under warranty, and thus Bombardier is paying for all of this.

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2 hours ago, R68ACTrain said:

Wdym

They had the same problems.

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4 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

So are the R32's back in service?

Nope, haven't seen or heard of any R32s back in service yet.

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According to subway time and MTA. Info, the (Z) is running for the PM rush so I guess they'll send out 32 for the PM rush? Then again, correct me if I'm wrong, ENY only sent two sets of 160s to 207, so they probably can make service without using the 32s.

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They ran the (Z) in the AM. Saw several sets. They ran only R143s and R160s.

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R32's are in the ENY Barn Being worked on, that's why you don't see them yet, they might not even go into service. its a wait and see at this point.

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An R179 was spotted going northbound on the (C) a few minutes ago.

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1 hour ago, R32 3838 said:

R32's are in the ENY Barn Being worked on, that's why you don't see them yet, they might not even go into service. its a wait and see at this point.

i believe the reason why they haven't gone out in service yet is because the (L) is not running normal rush hour service today. and due to the latter the (J) has enough R160s to use from the (L) instead of bringing out the R32s. not sure when the (L) will resume regular headways. 

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Posted (edited)

9513-17 at Pitkin, other 5-car set with 9688-92. Making it 13 R160 (A) trains.  

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2 hours ago, Calvin said:

9513-17 at Pitkin, other 5-car set with 9688-92. Making it 13 R160 (A) trains.  

13 is how many R179's were on the (A).  So I wouldn't expect to see any more than that.  How many 8 car R160's are on the (C)?  If it's just the two from before, then the R46's are running at a reduced spare ratio, as are the other yards that gave R160's to the (A).  I am guessing the R32's won't be used anywhere unless the R179's are out for a long time, in which case they'd be needed to increase the spare ratio at ENY.

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21 minutes ago, Collin said:

13 is how many R179's were on the (A).  So I wouldn't expect to see any more than that.  How many 8 car R160's are on the (C)If it's just the two from before, then the R46's are running at a reduced spare ratio, as are the other yards that gave R160's to the (A).  I am guessing the R32's won't be used anywhere unless the R179's are out for a long time, in which case they'd be needed to increase the spare ratio at ENY.

Same two. 

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Posted (edited)

More R160s on the (A) : 9738-9742 w/ 9673-9677 

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In the other thread, someone said the (C) is only using R46 now.  So does that mean the two R160s were given back to ENY?

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