Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
Luis1985

Front Signs on the R160/Future R179

Recommended Posts

we all know that there are different colored lines on different train lines. such as the:

 

(A)(C)(E) 8 Ave, (:D(D)(F)(Q6)(V) 6 Ave, (N)(Q)<Q>(R)(W) Broadway, (J)(M)<R>(Z) Nassau St, (G) Crosstown, (L) 14 St-Canarsie, (1)(2)(3)(9) 7 Ave, (4)(5)(6) Lex Av, (7)<7> Flushing, (T) 2 Ave...

 

wouldnt it be nice if they actually put the actual color circle of that line on the front sign instead of some red bright circle?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whenever they're ready to invest in RGB LED's.

I would retrofit the 142's-160's (though the 143's don't really need it as they only run on 1 line), and use the red and orange signs in stations. (Along the 6th and 7th Ave. lines, of course).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The current bullets shown on the R142s and R160s use an Optical Character Recognition typeface. To some, this is considered a more legible typeface, and might be why it was used. I like the older bullets, but a screen that can display the color scheme at the definition and brightness needed for legibility is not cheap. I think a slight upgrade to some primary colors in the same type of display is a decent compromise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How about really old school, metal signs like they had on the Low-Vs and gate cars.

 

LOL...or how bout we just go back to the days of marker lights (and that's it), to HELL with the passengers knowing where they're going :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, in the days of the Manhattan Elevated the passengers got from point A to point B some how. Marker lights would be nice, make passengers think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey, in the days of the Manhattan Elevated the passengers got from point A to point B some how. Marker lights would be nice, make passengers think.

 

Just remember two yellows is a work train... :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
we all know that there are different colored lines on different train lines. such as the:

 

(A)(C)(E) 8 Ave, (:D(D)(F)(Q6)(V) 6 Ave, (N)(Q)<Q>(R)(W) Broadway, (J)(M)<R>(Z) Nassau St, (G) Crosstown, (L) 14 St-Canarsie, (1)(2)(3)(9) 7 Ave, (4)(5)(6) Lex Av, (7)<7> Flushing, (T) 2 Ave...

 

wouldnt it be nice if they actually put the actual color circle of that line on the front sign instead of some red bright circle?

I've always thought that. If they can do it on the display screens on the inside of the cars, why not on the outside?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah its boring and hard 2 see from far away, those red route signs on the r142/142/160. they wud have looked cooler if it was roll signs on those trains...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
we all know that there are different colored lines on different train lines. such as the:

 

wouldnt it be nice if they actually put the actual color circle of that line on the front sign instead of some red bright circle?

 

It would be hard to see a yellow R from a distance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.