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C train cars at 10??


mark1447

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Ok, im fine with the R40S/M ~ R42, on the (C) , now can someone tell me why now does the (C) train have to stop at the [10] Car Sign in the station, if its [8] cars. Before it stopped at [8] but now at [10].

 

Now it feels like walking 2-3 subway cars to get to the (C), if u r in the back. Especially since the IND platforms are extremely longer then the BMT and then the IRT......

 

Heres a shot from today, Euclid Avenue Bound (C) Train R40M/42 Coupled at 14th street, doors opened:

 

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btw, more pics to come from me, for Mark's Weekends Specials =]~

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Technically, it is now a stop indicator. The reason (from my transit friend) is that with the train now having 5 cars before the conductor and 3 after, they kept the same conductor's position as for the 38s and 44s. They were thinking about 10-cars, but I don't know why that was turned down or why it wasn't enacted. It would have been better to do that so the (C) can use all 38s, 40s, 42s, and 44s.

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They do it at Fraknlin Av too. I'm used to getting off at the last car and being in front of the entrance. Now, I gotta walk about 2 car lengths to get there.

 

Question, do they do it at all (C) train stations now?

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They do it at Fraknlin Av too. I'm used to getting off at the last car and being in front of the entrance. Now, I gotta walk about 2 car lengths to get there.

 

Question, do they do it at all (C) train stations now?

 

I believe all (C) trains stop at the 10 car marker instead of the 8. It's a bit inconvenient, especially those who ride on the last car, 8 car.

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Ok here is the deal with the (C) Line. The C/R can no longer by in the 4th car since the R40/42 got no C/R's controls in the T/O's like unlike the R32/38. Also they (MTA) don't want to spend money to put new C/R's boards up so they decided to have the C/R in the 5/6 car and the T/O will stop at the end of the station. ALL 10 / 8 car markers been taped over and replaced with a S car marker which mean all train stop there. The has been done on the Whole 8 AVE and the 6TH Ave line between 34 St and Jay St in case of a rerouted (C) train. Also between 34 St and 7 AV on the (D). So the (C) will now always go to the end of the platfrom until further notice.

Its also a pain in the rear for the crew T/O's have to remember to go to the end instead of the 8 which some been doing for YEARS and C/R must change operating positions at Both terminals. I personally glad I left the (C) Line and as long as they keep this set up I won't be returning. None of the operating personal was given the heads up until a few days before it happen and the Pick process completed. If some knew about it I am sure the (C) would be more of a rookie line right now since this leads to more doors holding on a already tight schedule which mean more late trains.

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Ok here is the deal with the (C) Line. The C/R can no longer by in the 4th car since the R40/42 got no C/R's controls in the T/O's like unlike the R32/38. Also they (MTA) don't want to spend money to put new C/R's boards up so they decided to have the C/R in the 5/6 car and the T/O will stop at the end of the station. ALL 10 / 8 car markers been taped over and replaced with a S car marker which mean all train stop there. The has been done on the Whole 8 AVE and the 6TH Ave line between 34 St and Jay St in case of a rerouted (C) train. Also between 34 St and 7 AV on the (D). So the (C) will now always go to the end of the platfrom until further notice.

Its also a pain in the rear for the crew T/O's have to remember to go to the end instead of the 8 which some been doing for YEARS and C/R must change operating positions at Both terminals. I personally glad I left the (C) Line and as long as they keep this set up I won't be returning. None of the operating personal was given the heads up until a few days before it happen and the Pick process completed. If some knew about it I am sure the (C) would be more of a rookie line right now since this leads to more doors holding on a already tight schedule which mean more late trains.

 

 

 

Thanks for clarification Dave B). I was always puzzled on how the (C) was situated in stations..

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Funny, they just spent money to put in 8 car R160 boards on all the lines in case an (M) is rerouted; but that is a very rare case.

They should put the new boards in at Franklin Av northbound at least. I always said it should have been moved back a bit anyway when it was 8 cars.

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From what I remembered, I heard that penalty trips mean no pay. You're behind the window for several hours with no pay. If that is true, that really sucks for the T/O.

 

Penalty jobs mean built-in overtime. Who told you that penalty means no pay? I'd watch out for anyone who would pass out that kind of misinformation.

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