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Essential Service Plan to Begin March 25th

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24 minutes ago, N6 Limited said:

In the United States? 🙃

Sure. It's not common, but that makes it no less correct.

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(2) trains will only run as a shuttle between E 180 St and Wakefield-241 St in the Bronx while we operate with fewer train crews. 
Posted: 3/26/20 7:00 AM

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2 hours ago, Union Tpke said:


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(2) trains will only run as a shuttle between E 180 St and Wakefield-241 St in the Bronx while we operate with fewer train crews. 
Posted: 3/26/20 7:00 AM

I don't understand why the (5) isn't the one doing the shuttle between 241st St and 180th St and the (2) running between Dyre Av and Flatbush Av.

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1 hour ago, Lawrence St said:

I don't understand why the (5) isn't the one doing the shuttle between 241st St and 180th St and the (2) running between Dyre Av and Flatbush Av.

Probably due to employee availability, IMO. Perhaps someone on the (2) line was ill when they arrived at 241st earlier this morning. Didn’t something similar happen at Lefferts on the (A) recently? This wasn’t a planned thing obviously looking at the time this was posted on the (MTA) site. Just my take. Carry on.

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18 hours ago, N6 Limited said:

Yes, it's still correct because it's English.

And since the letter’s name came from the Greek ‘Zeta’, saying “Zee” is really an American peculiarity.

Even Canada and the Anglosphere Caribbean islands say “Zed”.

Now if we could do something about B, D and E...

And M and N.

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2 hours ago, Deucey said:

And since the letter’s name came from the Greek ‘Zeta’, saying “Zee” is really an American peculiarity.

Even Canada and the Anglosphere Caribbean islands say “Zed”.

Now if we could do something about B, D and E...

And M and N.

What about double U?

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3 hours ago, Trainmaster5 said:

Probably due to employee availability, IMO. Perhaps someone on the (2) line was ill when they arrived at 241st earlier this morning. Didn’t something similar happen at Lefferts on the (A) recently? This wasn’t a planned thing obviously looking at the time this was posted on the (MTA) site. Just my take. Carry on.

Yeah but for a simpler service pattern that would've been the way to do it. Everyone is used to the (2) operating to Manhattan, not the (5).

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19 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

Yeah but for a simpler service pattern that would've been the way to do it. Everyone is used to the (2) operating to Manhattan, not the (5).

Except those (5) Trains going to Brooklyn are actually (5) Train crews.

 

@Trainmaster5 actually what happened was someone who works the (2) Train was tested positive and as of a result a bunch of those crews are now quarantined which was why for the changes.

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A lot of subway lines are beginning to see wait times between trains upwards of 20 minutes. I wouldn't be surprised if the next level of changes consists of:

 

 

The following subway routes cut back to 20 minute frequencies immediately

(5)(D) (G)(J) 

*Due to the (2) train crew issues, the fate of the (5) is left in the air. Otherwise, they would have cut the (5) train back to the Dyre Av shuttle right away.

 

The following subway routes to get their service curtailed (also 20-minute frequencies)

(M) - Running only from Metropolitan Av to Myrtle Av

(R) - Running only from 59 St-4 Av to Bay Ridge-95 St - (N) trains rerouted to the (R) track between 59 St-4 Av and 57 St-7 Av in both directions

 

the following subway routes getting suspended:

(3)(C) 

 

All other routes to run only every 12 minutes, and transitioned to every 20 minutes as less crews become available.

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2 minutes ago, Daniel The Cool said:

Except those (5) Trains going to Brooklyn are actually (5) Train crews.

 

@Trainmaster5 actually what happened was someone who works the (2) Train was tested positive and as of a result a bunch of those crews are now quarantined which was why for the changes.

Thanks for the update. That's what I figured. As for the (2) vs (5) signage...... well who cares? I've operated (5) trains via 7th Avenue without any complaints. General rule is/was if it's headed toward your destination get on board or get left on the platform. DTC I'm sure you've noticed the clueless ridership while making your rounds through the years. Makes you wonder, right ? Carry on.

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6 hours ago, N6 Limited said:

What about double U?

It’s not a letter that gets confused with another by English speakers.

Now if you wanna get into diphthongs...

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1 hour ago, Deucey said:

It’s not a letter that gets confused with another by English speakers.

Now if you wanna get into diphthongs...

The alphabet is a rich tapestry of history. At the very least, we don’t have the added on history of diacritical marks like the French, Czechs, Turkish, Vietnamese, etc.

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On 3/24/2020 at 6:12 PM, N6 Limited said:

(B)(W) and (Z)ed trains? 

I think Mario Peloquin is from Quebec. They call it (Z)ed in Canada. I think the US is alone in the English-speaking world in calling it (Z)ee. Though I never got to hear whether or not Andy Byford called it the (Z)ed train while he was here.

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