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paulb

More R160's being delivered

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Well, I think they were R160's. They were on flatbeds on the Fort Lee side of the GWB. My apologies for lack of pics. No camera and cell phone was back at the station.

 

At least 3, 2 out in the open and one covered.

 

Paul

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Man too bad you didn't have a camera. Those would have been some cool shots.

 

Were you on the Manhattan side of the GWB or crossing it?

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I was on the Fort Lee side. I work there as an EMT, was passing over the approach late in the day and never made it back. I am working again twice next week. I will be bringing my camera to work.

 

Paul

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I remember when they were delivering the new Blue line cars up here. Are the cars on flatbed there, covered in some sheets? Or tarps or something there? They had some huge protective sheets on the ones up here.

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2 of the cars were out in the open on flat cars. It appears that one was covered, it was the size of the other cars, had a big tarp on it.

 

I will see if anymore show up next week and I will have my camera.

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Alstom is finally shitting out their part of the R160 order for the J/M/Z lines.

The R160As in general. They still have to bring out them 5 car set R160A-2s. But yeah, theres a set number for the how many R160s will enter service every month. So supposedly, every month, you'll see a few more sets going on the (J). And on top of that, they wanna fill in the (L) cause they want more sets over on the (L) in service to have more service. The MTA wants to increase the number of TPH (Trains Per Hour, for those who don't know) during peak hours by adding about 4 to 8 more trains on the (L).

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If any line needs more TPH, it's the Bronx-bound (4) during rush hour.

The (4) is a completely different story. Its way too difficult to add more TPH on the (4). Just going to have to try to fit yourself in as best as you can. One idea though is to short turn some (4) trains at Bowling Green.

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I'd almost be willing to pay an extra dollar for the Bronx-bound (4), if in return, I could be guaranteed to at least be able to fit myself in. That's how bad it is.

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