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The IRT (Interborough) Subway was the first to open the subway in 1904 starting with the Lexington Avenue Line or current (4)(5)(6)<6> line in Manhattan. The IRT runs in all boroughs except Staten Island. The subway holds 7 Lines include 2 express ones and a nostalgia skip- stop that ended in Spring 2005. The lines are the (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)<6>(7)<7> and the legendary retired skip- stop (9) train. The stocks of the IRT is the R62, R62A, R142, R142A, and the R188. The R262 is underway of being built during the IND/BMT's R211 delivery and debut in 2020. Also, remember 1993's first NTT? The R110A and R110B? Those retired. Talk among yourselves peeps.

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10 hours ago, R68ACTrain said:

The IRT (Interborough) Subway was the first to open the subway in 1904 starting with the Lexington Avenue Line or current (4)(5)(6)<6> line in Manhattan. The IRT runs in all boroughs except Staten Island. The subway holds 7 Lines include 2 express ones and a nostalgia skip- stop that ended in Spring 2005. The lines are the (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)<6>(7)<7> and the legendary retired skip- stop (9) train. The stocks of the IRT is the R62, R62A, R142, R142A, and the R188. The R262 is underway of being built during the IND/BMT's R211 delivery and debut in 2020. Also, remember 1993's first NTT? The R110A and R110B? Those retired. Talk among yourselves peeps.

All of that is true. The main reason Skip-Skip ended (why the (9) was eliminated) was because Skip-Stop wasn't that popular on the IRT Broadway/7th Avenue Line. 

if you want to talk about the IRT, lets continue the discussion here.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, LaGuardia Link N Tra said:

All of that is true. The main reason Skip-Skip ended (why the (9) was eliminated) was because Skip-Stop wasn't that popular on the IRT Broadway/7th Avenue Line. 

if you want to talk about the IRT, lets continue the discussion here.  

 

 

Sure thanks!!!!

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On 5/10/2019 at 5:52 PM, R68ACTrain said:

The IRT (Interborough) Subway was the first to open the subway in 1904 starting with the Lexington Avenue Line or current (4)(5)(6)<6> line in Manhattan. The IRT runs in all boroughs except Staten Island. The subway holds 7 Lines include 2 express ones and a nostalgia skip- stop that ended in Spring 2005. The lines are the (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)<6>(7)<7> and the legendary retired skip- stop (9) train. The stocks of the IRT is the R62, R62A, R142, R142A, and the R188. The R262 is underway of being built during the IND/BMT's R211 delivery and debut in 2020. Also, remember 1993's first NTT? The R110A and R110B? Those retired. Talk among yourselves peeps.

Actually the Interborough Rapid Transit did not serve Lexington Avenue in 1904.

The original line turned on 42nd Street and then served Broadway.

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No, it did not. South of 42nd Street, the first subway ran under various roads, with Park Avenue making up almost half of its route; not once did it touch Lexington Avenue, which was a block away.

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9 hours ago, R68ACTrain said:

It actually did start with the Lexington Avenue Subway.

It’s only called the Lex subway now. If you look at where it runs south of 42nd St, it was rightly called the Park Ave South-Lafayette St-Centre St-Broadway line.

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1 hour ago, Deucey said:

It’s only called the Lex subway now. If you look at where it runs south of 42nd St, it was rightly called the Park Ave South-Lafayette St-Centre St-Broadway line.

It was once called the Lexington-4th Avenue line

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Posted (edited)

42nd Street: 

The (7) out of the rest of the lines totals each train to 11 cars. The R62A fleet back then has many different number arrangements. 
Sept. 13, 2015: First day of the extension to Hudson Yards which is now an attraction to others. 

October 11, 2018: CBTC on all R188s and last SMEE to leave Flushing line (excluding 4 units)

 

There was a piece of info that the 42 St Shuttle is known as the number zero (0) in the number system. 3 car and a 4 car train make up the Shuttle with 3 more cars on Track 4 run in-service during the rush hour. 

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What's with these threads? If there's a serious discussion to be had, go for it. If not, continue the discussion in the Random Thoughts thread.

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