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R262 (R62/R62A Replacement) - Information & Discussion

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2 hours ago, T to Dyre Avenue said:

Interestingly, the R188 cars sound just like the R142As

Because most of them are the exact same car.

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1 hour ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

Because most of them are the exact same car.

I meant the newly built R188s, not the R188s that were formerly R142As. 

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4 hours ago, T to Dyre Avenue said:

Interestingly, the R188 cars sound just like the R142As and R143s and though they went into service 15-16 years later. So you never know.

That’s because they all have Bombardier propulsion systems right ?

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16 minutes ago, T to Dyre Avenue said:

I meant the newly built R188s, not the R188s that were formerly R142As. 

In that case, the newer R188 had to be compatible with the older ones so yeah they had to be nearly identical.

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On May 24, 2019 at 5:21 PM, BMTKateMeltonLine said:

Is the R262s are get the same sound like R142A & 143 on the L line?

I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that the Bombardier MITRAC 1508C was discontinued...

I believe the only MITRAC systems Bombardier offers at the moment are the MITRAC TM1301SP IGBT-VVVF AC on the R179 and the MITRAC DR1000 on the London Underground 2009 stock and I believe also the S stock plus the version on the Aventras (which I don't know the model number for) 

4 hours ago, T to Dyre Avenue said:

Interestingly, the R188 cars sound just like the R142As and R143s and though they went into service 15-16 years later. So you never know.

Yeah they brought it back for the R188s rather than install a brand new propulsion system on the converts.

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