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Project: T7010103

Description: Subway Action Plan: Upgrade 220 R142A Railcars

This project supports the MTA's NYC Subway Action Plan to improve customer service by making improvements on critical components of the system. This project will modify 220 existing R142A A-Division cars to the newer standards of the R188 cars. Schedule dates are not avai lable, due to project being under development.

R211 construction will begin this month

42nd Street Shuttle Reconstruction scheduled to begin in June

8th Avenue CBTC construction to begin this month; completion scheduled for December 2026

Project: T7041418

Description: Station Capacity Enhancements at Metropolitan Avenue on the Crosstown Line

This project will reopen the previously closed stair P-11 from mezzanine to platform at the Metropolitan Avenue Station on Crosstown line in the borough of Brooklyn. Some schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development.

Project: T7041416

Description: Circulation Improvements at Union Square on the Canarsie Line

This project will improve the passenger circulation at Union Squar e Station on the Canarsie Line. The new escalator will be installed from the east mezzanine to the platform on the Canarsie Line. The stairs from the Broadway line to the Canarsie line will also be modified.

Project: T7041415

Description: Station Capacity Enhancements at Myrtle Avenue on the Jamaica Line

This project will provide a new station entrance at the Myrtle Ave nue Station on the Jamaica Line in Brooklyn. The scope of work includes street stairs, a mezzanine extension, and a service area. Some schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development.

Project: T7130214

Description: Subway Action Plan: Purchase 59 Non-Revenue Vehicles

This project supports the MTA's NYC Subway Action Plan (SAP) to im prove customer service by making improvements on critical components of the system. This project will purchase 59 non-revenue service vehicles which are needed to more effectively support the SAP initiatives system-wide. These include such vehicles as heavy duty trucks, lifts, mobile washers, and vacuum trucks. Schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development.

Project: T7130210

Description: Installation of Track Inspection Car Platform Measuring and Video Recording System

This project will install new track component video systems and pl atform measuring laser scanner on NYCT's Track Inspection Car to provide a continuous and accurate inspection of the platform edges and allow to compute accurate distances between the tracks and the platform ed ges for inspection of the mainline tracks.

Project: L70204UO

Description: Brookhaven Lab Station

This project will design and construct a new LIRR station on the Main Line to serve Brookhaven National Lab. This station will replace the current Yaphank station. Milestone dates are not available due to project still being under development.

Project: M7060104

Description: West of Hudson Yard Improvements

This project includes the construction of three passing sidings an d associated infrastructure along the PJL in Orange County and the construction of a diesel train yard mid-point along the PJL to accommodate up to eight train consists, as well as employee facilities inclu ding, but not limited to office, parking, locker room, and lunch room space for employees working at the facility.

Project: N7110104

Description: MTA Urban Core Infrastructure Reserve

Category: MTA Planning

Element: MTA Planning Initiatives

 

@bobtehpanda The 2015-2019 Capital Plan includes funds reserved for the MTA to define projects in collaboration with the City of New York to study and develop initiatives to support coordination in areas of common interest. The intent is to bolster the existing MTA system to complement City initiatives on growth, development and mobility with such additional capital improvements as new access at stations in employment centers, new passenger connections between lines, and bus facilities. These activities will include a study of intra-city travel on the commuter rail network, as well as a study of a potential bus station, staging, and/or storage facility in Flushing, Queens. Proposals for capital improvement will be evaluated using standard planning, design, and engineering controls to ensure that they become projects that are affordable and achievable.

 

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7 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

This project will modify 220 existing R142A A-Division cars to the newer standards of the R188 cars.

I wasn't aware of this project. What does it entail?

Does this just mean adding CBTC? If so, why... for which line?

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Flushing West, IMO, is a garbage project that doesn't really solve most of the problems, because most buses in Flushing don't come from points west of it.

Intra-city travel probably just means Freedom Ticket.

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12 minutes ago, rbrome said:

I wasn't aware of this project. What does it entail?

Does this just mean adding CBTC? If so, why... for which line?

That is all that was stated.

 

8 minutes ago, bobtehpanda said:

Flushing West, IMO, is a garbage project that doesn't really solve most of the problems, because most buses in Flushing don't come from points west of it.

Intra-city travel probably just means Freedom Ticket.

I fully agree about that. I have seen your blog post on it.

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15 minutes ago, rbrome said:

I wasn't aware of this project. What does it entail?

Does this just mean adding CBTC? If so, why... for which line?

The cost is $175,000,000.

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1 minute ago, Union Tpke said:

The cost is $175,000,000.

thats almost 800k per car. IIRC the unit cost for each car was what, 1.3m? yikes. 

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Aa Ha! I knew they made changes to the converted 142As to 188 other than add CBTC, the sudden rise in MDBF in the converted sets didn't make sense, no way Corona Yard is that good to make the MDBF jump like it did, it was clear they made mechanical improvements in the conversion.

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8+ years of Catch Bus To Chelsea? At this rate we’ll be lucky to get the Manhattan subway lines to get CBTC in most of our lifetimes, let alone the entire system.

Re: the R142A upgrades: That might be why there’s a 10 car set out of service at Westchester Yard. It might be set aside to be a prototype for this project.

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Finally some news!

1 hour ago, Union Tpke said:

42nd Street Shuttle Reconstruction scheduled to begin in June

Dug this up from google: "This project will rehabilitate Times Square Station on the 42nd Street Shuttle Line, inclusive of congestion mitigation measures. Work will include installation of a wider stairway from the shuttle mezzanine to street level, installation of new Control Area on the shuttle mezzanine/bottom of stairway and removal of about 21 columns. Project will be coordinated with ADA project at station, which will include replacement of deficient components and reconfiguration of station to mitigate congestion." Couldn't find more details.

1 hour ago, Union Tpke said:

8th Avenue CBTC construction to begin this month; completion scheduled for December 2026

Not an acceptable timeline. At this rate by the time we have CBTC online it will be obsolete.

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That is all there is to know about the 42nd Street project. That is also in the dashboard. I posted that several months back.

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47 minutes ago, kosciusko said:

Dug this up from google: "This project will rehabilitate Times Square Station on the 42nd Street Shuttle Line, inclusive of congestion mitigation measures. Work will include installation of a wider stairway from the shuttle mezzanine to street level, installation of new Control Area on the shuttle mezzanine/bottom of stairway and removal of about 21 columns. Project will be coordinated with ADA project at station, which will include replacement of deficient components and reconfiguration of station to mitigate congestion." Couldn't find more details.

They are planning to remove Track 4 and straighten the other two tracks.

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2 hours ago, Union Tpke said:

R211 construction will begin this month

Sad to think the next generation fleet for B division is planned and will be begin to be built while not even all the current fleet (R179) has been built and entered service. That's super rare and hard to look at.

As for cbtc on 8th av by 2026, I (and everyone else) will probably be growing wrinkles and gray hairs by the time CBTC expands to the whole city. We'll all be old by then!

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Kind of disappointing, but a little expected at the same time, im just hoping it'll finish on time, and not be obsolete by then.

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My guess is if it will take 8 years for them to complete CBTC on 8th ave, I see them doing both the (A)(C). Cant imagine it taking so long if it was only one line. 

Also, what is this 42nd st (S) reconstruction project I hear about? 

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1 hour ago, kosciusko said:

Finally some news!

Dug this up from google: "This project will rehabilitate Times Square Station on the 42nd Street Shuttle Line, inclusive of congestion mitigation measures. Work will include installation of a wider stairway from the shuttle mezzanine to street level, installation of new Control Area on the shuttle mezzanine/bottom of stairway and removal of about 21 columns. Project will be coordinated with ADA project at station, which will include replacement of deficient components and reconfiguration of station to mitigate congestion." Couldn't find more details.

Not an acceptable timeline. At this rate by the time we have CBTC online it will be obsolete.

Also, convert the existing 3-track shuttle operation to a 2-track, 6-car operation.

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How long is it going to take until the MTA does something about union power and costs?!

They could at least get some in-house workers to gain more labor contract power...

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2 hours ago, NoHacksJustKhaks said:

Sad to think the next generation fleet for B division is planned and will be begin to be built while not even all the current fleet (R179) has been built and entered service. That's super rare and hard to look at.

If Bombardier had it's @#$%^ act together, this wouldn't be much of an issue. the whole 300 car order should have been in revenue service over a year ago.

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5 hours ago, Union Tpke said:

Project: T7010103

Description: Subway Action Plan: Upgrade 220 R142A Railcars

This project supports the MTA's NYC Subway Action Plan to improve customer service by making improvements on critical components of the system. This project will modify 220 existing R142A A-Division cars to the newer standards of the R188 cars. Schedule dates are not avai lable, due to project being under development.

R211 construction will begin this month

Wow... The prototype set? Already? This procurement will smash records...

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2 hours ago, R68OnBroadway said:

How long is it going to take until the MTA does something about union power and costs?!

They could at least get some in-house workers to gain more labor contract power...

Never ever unfortunately.

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14 hours ago, Union Tpke said:

That is all there is to know about the 42nd Street project. That is also in the dashboard. I posted that several months back.

If I remember correctly, the straightening of the Times Square platform will also add a new exit/entrance to the shuttle at 42nd and 6th, and a connection to the 6th Avenue trains at Bryant Park.

13 hours ago, Coney Island Av said:

And yes, I'll either be in a grave, and like, 90 years old by the time CBTC is completed. 

We really need to push the MTA to change the timeline for projects like these and get costs in line with cities around the world. There's really no reason for this, and like people have said, existing signalling systems could very likely be obsolete in a decade. Paris fully automated their busiest line in five years. Their second-busiest service, Line 4, is being automated currently; they started in 2016 and will be partially done in 2020 and fully done by '22 at a cost of 70 million EUR (86m USD). Mind you, this is for full, driverless automation, which includes platform screen doors and other additional costs. We're doing the minimum in terms of automation, on a piecemeal, section-by-section basis and it's taking forever (look at the (L) and (7)) and costs are through the roof.

It's unacceptable, and I would stop work on these projects until we can get costs and timeframes at least close to our counterparts around the world.

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30 minutes ago, officiallyliam said:

If I remember correctly, the straightening of the Times Square platform will also add a new exit/entrance to the shuttle at 42nd and 6th, and a connection to the 6th Avenue trains at Bryant Park.

That is correct. It is unclear whether it will be in-system.

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Project: T7120419

Description: Queens Depot Property and Environmental Prep

This project is for property acquisition for a potential new bus depot due to planned work in the vicinity of Mets-Willets Point station. Schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development.

 

I told you so.

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Culver Line CBTC will start in September 2018 and will be completed in August 2023.

This is an interesting project. Do any of you know what this would do?

Project: T7080329

Description: Upgrade 25 Hz AC Main Cable and De-Ion Switches - Design Only

Category: Signals & Communications

Element: Signals & Communications

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This project will fund design activities for a future project to u pgrade alternating current (AC) main cables and de-ion switches on the Lexington Avenue Line between Wall Street Station and 96 Street Station in the borough of Manhattan to provide continue reliable operat ion of the automatic signals that are not modernized on the Lexington Avenue Line until the implementation of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC).

 

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