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Slant availability

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I'm thinking of going to the city on Friday 10/3. What are the odds of finding some slants running on the Bravo?

 

I only have a limited amount of time ( 9-1p).

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Paul

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Theres about 7 to 8 sets of R40 slants running on the (:D line, just wait at ethier brighton beach or 145th st for one to pop up.

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Thanks for the input folks. I am going in to the PABT, will take an (A) or (C) up to Columbus Circle and hope for the best.

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Thanks for the input folks. I am going in to the PABT, will take an (A) or (C) up to Columbus Circle and hope for the best.

 

seeing that everyone says the St Nicholas, CPW, and concourse lines, you shuld go from 145th Street (BEST if its on Midday or even hour, seeing that it terminates there on Lower M track) and to 59th Street :D

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Your best bet, paulB, is to go to a station with an Island platform like Atlantic Ave to wait for a slant. Since you're short on time, this will cover you in both directions and since you're towards the middle of the line you see more trains. If you're at the end of the line and the running time is say 80 minutes each way including layover time at terminals, it will take you 160 mins to see every train. But if you're at the halfway point of the route, it will only take you 80 minutes.

 

Not to mention if you're standing on the S/B platform at say Rockefeller Center and a slant pulls in on the N/B track, you're going to have to do some dashing and climbing, which from a safety standpoint isn't recommended, and you probably don't want to run to catch the train anyway.

 

So like I said I recommend Atlantic and take the first slant in either direction

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You'll be waiting less than an hour for a slant to arrive. Thee's still quite a few out there, and you can even wait at an intermediate station on the line and wait a reasonable time for one to show up. If you get an R40M, even better. There's only 1 or 2 R40Ms left on the (:D.

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Thanks for all the input guys. Due to some family issues, couldn't make it today.

 

Maybe Thursday the 9th.

 

Paul

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Thanks for all the input guys. Due to some family issues, couldn't make it today.

 

Maybe Thursday the 9th.

 

Paul

 

Dang You railfanning the days I'm off from school

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I agree with SubwayGuy, Atlantic Avenue is your best bet. Once in NYC, try getting the 6th Avenue line first because you might just catch one going up or down.

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