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Probably because it's a small line that doesn't go into Manhattan.

But I never realized how annoying only four cars were until I was standing at the edge of the platform...and then, BAM! The train is a mile away.

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Are the platforms on the G lines long enough to accommodate a ten car train? I haven't really rode the G too much, the few times I did I made a swift exit, hehe.

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Probably because it's a small line that doesn't go into Manhattan.

But I never realized how annoying only four cars were until I was standing at the edge of the platform...and then, BAM! The train is a mile away.

lol I see that happen every time on the G line.

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Are the platforms on the G lines long enough to accommodate a ten car train? I haven't really rode the G too much, the few times I did I made a swift exit, hehe.

 

8 car train sets, if each car is 70 feet long, yes.

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Its becuz:

 

-Low Ridership

-Short Ride, during peak and midday hrs from 45-9th

-The (V) trains needed those cars when the service begain in 2001

 

Hopefully by the R179 or when the 46s retire, it will get more cars

 

This is the 2nd line with the (C) to have fewer cars

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The (G) only uses 4 R46 cars (300' instead of the standard 600') because it had to give many of its cars up to the (V) when it was instituted into service. Before that time, the (G) used to run eight 75-foot cars for 600'.

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Sadly, R46 (G)s are in bad shape...nothing compared to the R44s but is in bad shape. And during rush hours, it's CROWED! Many riders of the (G) are begging (MTA) for more cars. But (MTA) put more trains...does that make sense?

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Are the platforms on the G lines long enough to accommodate a ten car train?

 

Yes. On occasion, a rerouted (F) will find its way onto the Crosstown Line.

 

The (G) only uses 4 R46 cars (300' instead of the standard 600') because it had to give many of its cars up to the (V) when it was instituted into service. Before that time, the (G) used to run eight 75-foot cars for 600'.

 

 

The (G) used to run six car R46 consists for a total of 450'. Anytime they had to run an R32 on the line, it was always a full ten car train.

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The (G) used to run six car R46 consists for a total of 450'. Anytime they had to run an R32 on the line, it was always a full ten car train.

 

Yeah, IIRC, they used the married-couples of R-46s. Now those show up on the other Queens Lines as well, but unfortunately it's just wasted cab-space. Maybe if all this is true about R-160s or R-179s? going to Jamaica eventually, then if the (G) isn't extended to 8 or 10 cars, it could at least be made 6 again with those.

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Yeah, IIRC, they used the married-couples of R-46s. Now those show up on the other Queens Lines as well, but unfortunately it's just wasted cab-space. Maybe if all this is true about R-160s or R-179s? going to Jamaica eventually, then if the (G) isn't extended to 8 or 10 cars, it could at least be made 6 again with those.

 

They are called A-A pairs. And yes, the (G) does need six car trains again.

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Yeah, IIRC, they used the married-couples of R-46s. Now those show up on the other Queens Lines as well, but unfortunately it's just wasted cab-space. Maybe if all this is true about R-160s or R-179s? going to Jamaica eventually, then if the (G) isn't extended to 8 or 10 cars, it could at least be made 6 again with those.

The (G) will be transferred to Coney Island Yard once the church Ave. extension takes effect. So you might see some full-length trains then...at least you will be able to see R68/R160 (G) trains.

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The (G) will be transferred to Coney Island Yard once the church Ave. extension takes effect. So you might see some full-length trains then...at least you will be able to see R68/R160 (G) trains.

 

That's another one I'll believe when I see it. But if the (G) is based out of CIY in the future, something would have to be worked out in order for them to lengthen the train. I don't believe they'd go to full 600' trains, so it could end up being more of the same with 4-car R-68s or 5-car R-160s (which might fool a few geese) :D

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