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lara8710

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22 minutes ago, lara8710 said:

Agreed. It's no better than the (4) which already has its own unique issues.

And let's not forget that (D) is for DELAY...I can recall adding about 10 minutes to my commute to work after a train had to be stalled near 135th Street due to signal work during rush hour, which is unfathomable given the sheer amount of commuters riding the subway at this time. And whenever there's no work on the tracks, trains are delayed because of so much door holding while passengers fail to realize that all those seconds holding doors add up very quickly to put the entire train (and all others behind it) behind schedule.

Also, another issue happened at 167th Street on my way home from work when a train was taken out of service due to a jammed door.

So there you go. The (D) is hands down one of the WORST subway lines in the system...

Re: the part in red... Well the (A) train ALWAYS does this crap. I don't know what in the hell kind of "work" they are doing during effin rush hour!!! I have to be uptown a few times a week now, and this (A) train has really gone to the crapper. It was always bad, but it's unconscionable to think it could get any worse.  Crawl crawl crawl after 125th, honking, honking, honking, and I'm thinking what in the hell is going on that we crawl like this and all of this honking?  I mean it's still rush hour!! Wait times are so bad now for the (A) , that the (B) and the (D) look good in comparison. I wonder if they are short on trains?  Possible because the waits are so long at times that it shouldn't be off-peak. 

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4 minutes ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Re: the part in red... Well the (A) train ALWAYS does this crap. I don't know what in the hell kind of "work" they are doing during effin rush hour!!! I have to be uptown a few times a week now, and this (A) train has really gone to the crapper. It was always bad, but it's unconscionable to think it could get any worse.  Crawl crawl crawl after 125th, honking, honking, honking, and I'm thinking what in the hell is going on that we crawl like this and all of this honking?  I mean it's still rush hour!! Wait times are so bad now for the (A) , that the (B) and the (D) look good in comparison. I wonder if they are short on trains?  Possible because the waits are so long at times that it shouldn't be off-peak. 

The (A) has already been the worst offender for regularity of service for quite a long time, and you can partly blame its extremely long route from the northernmost tip of Manhattan all the way to Ozone Park and the Rockaways. Not surprised as longer train routes tend to be less reliable than their shorter counterparts.

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2 minutes ago, lara8710 said:

The (A) has already been the worst offender for regularity of service for quite a long time, and you can partly blame its extremely long route from the northernmost tip of Manhattan all the way to Ozone Park and the Rockaways. Not surprised as longer train routes tend to be less reliable than their shorter counterparts.

I know but it's become even worse than what it was.

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6 minutes ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

I know but it's become even worse than what it was.

There’s so many damn R32’s on the (A) now. I love the R32’s but their time to carry such an important line like the (A) has passed. They were a better fit on the (J) as that line is shorter and is mostly outdoors. If they can’t put R32s on the (E) and (F) due to heavy wear and tear the same should apply to the (A).

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2 minutes ago, paulrivera said:

There’s so many damn R32’s on the (A) now. I love the R32’s but their time to carry such an important line like the (A) has passed. They were a better fit on the (J) as that line is shorter and is mostly outdoors. If they can’t put R32s on the (E) and (F) due to heavy wear and tear the same should apply to the (A).

How does running underground accelerate wear and tear?

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7 minutes ago, lara8710 said:

How does running underground accelerate wear and tear?

In the summer especially, the HVAC system on the R32s are prone to overheating and breaking down underground. Plus the (A) has heavier ridership and is longer than the (J). More people holding doors and more operating time also equals more chances for any train to break down.

 

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12 minutes ago, paulrivera said:

In the summer especially, the HVAC system on the R32s are prone to overheating and breaking down underground. Plus the (A) has heavier ridership and is longer than the (J). More people holding doors and more operating time also equals more chances for any train to break down.

 

So by running R32s on the (J) line, the A/C systems would be less prone to breakdowns as much of the line runs outdoors.

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8 minutes ago, lara8710 said:

So by running R32s on the (J) line, the A/C systems would be less prone to breakdowns as much of the line runs outdoors.

So they claim... These cars just need to go.  Smell horrible too...

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Just now, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

So they claim... These cars just need to go.  Smell horrible too...

Needless to say, a time warp into the 60s. But at least they feel more spacious than the newer R160s and R179s.

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4 minutes ago, lara8710 said:

Needless to say, a time warp into the 60s. But at least they feel more spacious than the newer R160s and R179s.

I actually prefer the R160s and 179s. Better lighting and definitely more spacious than those narrow R62 cars.

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Just now, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

I actually prefer the R160s and 179s. Better lighting and definitely more spacious than those narrow R62 cars.

Good for you but for some reason I find the newer cars to be a little more cramped. And let's not forget that the FIND screens on the R179s look horribly pixelated...

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1 minute ago, lara8710 said:

Good for you but for some reason I find the newer cars to be a little more cramped. And let's not forget that the FIND screens on the R179s look horribly pixelated...

The least of the problems... More times than not they seem to be broken.

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2 minutes ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

The least of the problems... More times than not they seem to be broken.

Perhaps Bombardier's financial problems could be to blame for their poor quality? I bet they do (despite surviving on state aid from the Canadian government).

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2 hours ago, paulrivera said:

There’s so many damn R32’s on the (A) now. I love the R32’s but their time to carry such an important line like the (A) has passed. They were a better fit on the (J) as that line is shorter and is mostly outdoors. If they can’t put R32s on the (E) and (F) due to heavy wear and tear the same should apply to the (A).

There are hardly any R32s on the (A). And even if there were that “many”, it wouldn’t have made any difference than the R46s, which are just as bad, if not, more so than the R32s.

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3 hours ago, lara8710 said:

Perhaps Bombardier's financial problems could be to blame for their poor quality? I bet they do (despite surviving on state aid from the Canadian government).

Didn’t they sell off a couple of their aircraft patents to Airbus?

wow, we have gone way off topic 😂 

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6 hours ago, lara8710 said:

So there you go. The (D) is hands down one of the WORST subway lines in the system...

You're only talking about the Bronx/CPW portion. 4 Av (Bklyn) and 6 Av (Manhattan) aren't so bad.

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15 minutes ago, Bay Ridge Express said:

You're only talking about the Bronx/CPW portion. 4 Av (Bklyn) and 6 Av (Manhattan) aren't so bad.

It's always Bronx commuters who get the worst service. After graduating college I'm moving out of that borough--and south Brooklyn is where I'm looking to find a new home.

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2 minutes ago, lara8710 said:

It's always Bronx commuters who get the worst service. After graduating college I'm moving out of that borough--and south Brooklyn is where I'm looking to find a new home.

Good luck. Better live along the Brighton Line cuz 4 Av isn't looking too hot rn

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37 minutes ago, Bay Ridge Express said:

Good luck. Better live along the Brighton Line cuz 4 Av isn't looking too hot rn

Preferably Sheepshead Bay or Brighton Beach, though I was also considering Bensonhurst despite not along the Brighton Line.

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At least they don't cut the (1) down to every 16 minutes nearly as much as they used to. But yeah, all this crap definitely discourages a Bronxite to travel to the city during the weekends.

I had family over for Thanksgiving and I had to persuade them to go to the city on Black Friday instead of shopping in the Bronx because on Friday it was a one-seat express on the subway, while Saturday that same ride would have been a 2-seat local that would have taken twice as long.

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17 hours ago, Bay Ridge Express said:

You're only talking about the Bronx/CPW portion. 4 Av (Bklyn) and 6 Av (Manhattan) aren't so bad.

Bronx isnt as bad. Its CPW and 4th Av is what ruins it.

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5 hours ago, Lawrence St said:

Bronx isnt as bad. Its CPW and 4th Av is what ruins it.

Should've clarified that 4 Av IS bad (especially after 7 PM), but the service there is so short it's hardly noticeable

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The (5) basically primary serves Dyre Av line by itself and south of East 180 St it shares tracks with the (2) and (4) . Looking at the ridership figures, the Dyre Av stations get low ridership on weekends compared to lines like Pelham, White Plains Rd, and Jerome. So I can see why the MTA reduces the (5) to every 20 minutes when there is work on Lex. 

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3 hours ago, j express said:

The (5) basically primary serves Dyre Av line by itself and south of East 180 St it shares tracks with the (2) and (4) . Looking at the ridership figures, the Dyre Av stations get low ridership on weekends compared to lines like Pelham, White Plains Rd, and Jerome. So I can see why the MTA reduces the (5) to every 20 minutes when there is work on Lex. 

Chicken or egg? Dyre hasn't gotten enough weekend in years; I'm unsurprised there's no ridership.

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