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Weekend G.O. Special Trip

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With few bus service, I did most amazing trip this weekend with G.O before MET and after MET.

Regular Buses will be indicated by color.

Please stand by for trip.

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Saturday, February 14th- Valentine Day Special

 

I fall overslept on Valentine Day.

I got on third car of Queensboro Plaza (7) R62A Bombadier #1813, then departed Junction Blvd at 10:42, as I moved to 2nd car, #1812, then front car #1811.

Arrive Queensboro Plaza Upper Level at 10:59.

 

I got on front car of Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound (N) R160B Kawasaki #9042 departed Queensboro Plaza Lower Level at 11:01.

Arrive Lex Av/59th St @ 11:04.

 

Next I got on front car of Woodlawn-bound (4) R142 Bombadier #1230 departed 59th St @ 11:07 with conductor announce, "No (5) train."

As train approach 125th St, conductor announcement,

"Ladies & Gentlemen! If you need (5) train service, take this train to 149th St-Grand Concourse for Wakefield-bound (2) train to downstair on lower level to East 180th St for (S) to Dyre Av."

Same at 149th St-Grand Concourse Upper Level, which arrives at 11:20.

 

Next I got on front car of Wakefield-241st St-bound (2) R142 Bombadier #6851 departed 11:34.

here was (2) train's announcement.

"Ladies & Gentlemen, there is no (5) service. There is (5)(S) train to Dyre Av at East 180th St.

As train was approaching E. 180th St, "Ladies & Gentlemen, for Dyre Av (S), crossover to opposite platform for Dyre Av (S)."

Arrive Pelham Parkway at 11:51.

 

Next I got valid proof-of-payment receipt from Select Bus Service MetroCard Fare Collector and board via rear door of Gun Hill New Flyer Artic Bx12(+) #5740 departed Fordham Rd/White Plains Rd @ 12:01, arrive Fordham Rd/Grand Concourse @ 12:10.

 

As I enter Fordham Rd Station, even it is my second time, I almost got lost until I came to wide area.

I got on front car of 34th St-Herald Sq-bound (D) R68 WA #2866 departed 12:18.

Arrive 34th St-Herald Sq Uptown Track at 12:42.

 

I help few minutes here, then I got on front car of Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound (F) R46 Pulmman #5946 departed 34th St-Herald Sq Downtown Track at 13:03.

As approaching 14th St, here was announcement.

"Ladies & Gentlemen, due to construction work, there is NO (L) TRAIN SERVICE. For 8th Av, 14th St-Union Square, transfer to M14 BUS on Street Level. There is no (D) train service at West 4th St. For Grand St, transfer to free shuttle bus at West 4th St."

Arrive West 4th St @ 13:11.

 

I got on Manhattanville Nova RTS-06 #8787 on (S) Bus departed 6th Av/3rd St @ 13:19. Some got on (S) Bus at Broadway-Lafayette by mistake instead of M21 bus, and she said, I miss Bowery, and B/O replied this is station stop only. Arrive Grand/Forsyth Sts @ 13:40.

I got on 126th St Nova RTS-06 #9504 on (S) bus departed Grand/Christie Sts @ 13:46, and got delay on Houston St little due to fire activity nearby, but not bad, and arrive 6th Av/3rd St 14:01.

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Next I got on front car of Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound (F) R46 Pullman #6103 departed West 4th St @ 14:03,

This conductor said as he was approaching Broadway-Lafayette, "there is NO (D) TRAIN service at Broadway-Lafayette, passengers wishing for Brooklyn (D) service, transfer to (6) train to Canal St for Brooklyn-bound (N)(R) to Atlantic Av-Pacific St for (D) service.

I spotted R42 while I got on (F) at West 4th St.

As I was riding along Culver Line, I saw few more R42 (F).

Arrive Coney Island-Stillwell Av @ 14:52.

 

I got on front car of Astoria-Ditmars Blvd-bound (N) local R160B Kawasaki #8953 departed 14:56, arrive 36th St @ 15:18.

 

Next, I got on front car of Atlantic Av-Pacific St-bound (D) R68 WA #2702 departed 15:24, arrive Atlantic Av-Pacific St @ 15:36.

 

Next, I got on front car of Astoria-Ditmars Blvd-bound (Q) local R160B Kawasaki #8792 departed 15:44.

At Canal St, conductor said, "Ladies & Gentlemen! Because of construction, all (Q) trains are running local to Queens."

Arrive 34th St-Herald Sq @ 16:07.

 

Help little and got on front car of Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound (F) R46 Pullman #5914 departed @ 16:12, arrive Broadway-Lafayette @ 16:20.

Help for few minutes.

 

Next I got on front car of Jamaica Center-bound (E) R160A Alstom #9237 departed @ 16:44, arrive 34th St-Penn Station @ 16:52.

As I head to express track, I said, "NO (C) train. Uptown (A) LOCAL IS RUNNING EXPRESS TO 59TH ST."

I got on front car of 168th St-Washington Heights-bound (A) local via 8th Av Express R44 St. Louis #5216 departed 16:54, arrive 59th St-Columbus Circle @ 17:00 with (A) conductor making all stops to 168th St.

 

Next I got on front car of Van Cortlandt Park-242nd St-bound (1) R62A Bombadier #2361 departed @ 1704.

Here is announcement as approaching 72nd St: "Ladies & Gentlemen, because of construction work, all uptown trains will be bypass 79th, 86th, and 96th Sts. If you need (2)(3) service, transfer at 72nd St. 72nd St will be last transfer point. For bypass station, stay on this train to 103rd St, and transfer to downtown (1) train making local stops."

At 72nd St, some one was holding door for solider lady, who made into (1) like as if (1) was in Vietnam War. She talk about vietam war and as I was typing transit only info, she told me to write down, but my memo pad is for transit business only. She was funny and she made everyone on car ;).

Arrive 103rd St @ 17:16.

 

I got on front car of South Ferry-bound (1) R62A Bombadier #2401 departed 17:19, arrive 86th St @ 17:22.

 

Next, I got on 100th St New Flyer Artic M86 #5386 departed 86th St/Broadway, arrive 84th St/5th Av @ 17:34.

 

AFTER MET MUSEUM

I got on Michael J. Quill New Flyer Artic M79 #5564 departed 79th St/5th Av @ 19:56, arrive 81st St/Central Park West @ 19:59.

I thought downtown (A) Local was running CPW Express from 125th-59th St, but Lower Level was also at 81st St-AMNH.

 

I got on front car of Rockaway Park-Beach 116th St-bound (A) local R44 St. Louis #5332 departed 20:04, arrive 59th St-Columbus Circle @ 20:07.

 

Next, I got on front car of 34th St-Herald Sq-bound (D) WA #2738 departed 20:14, arrive 34th St-Herald Sq UPTOWN EXPRESS TRACK @ 20:12.

 

I help for few minutes, trying to look for R42 doing the (F), but I gave up and got on front car of Jamaica-179th St-bound (F) R46 Pullman 5490 departed 20:52, arrive Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av @ 21:17, and took crowded escalator ride up to 74th St-Broadway.

 

Call home after one lady finish and rush up to stair,

Next, I got on fourth car of Flushing-Main St-bound (7) R62A Bombadier #1907 departed 21:18, switch to 3rd car #1981, 2nd car #1939, and front 1977, and arrive Junction Blvd at 21:22.

ENJOY THE SATURDAY LOGO.

Edited by FamousNYLover

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Sunday, February 15th. I broke my record of visting all 17 NYPL in Upper Harlem area within 19 buses by taking 23 (MTA)(NYCT)!

Trip logo begins next few posts to due smile and tags limitation.

Regular bus will be color coded.

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I and our new guest at our Japanese guesthouse and got on front car of Queensboro Plaza-bound (7) R62A Bombadier #1695 departed Junction Blvd @ 9:18.

As (7) was approaching 74th St-Broadway, conductor announce: "Ladies & Gentlemen! Because of construction, there is no (7) train between Queensboro Plaza & Times Square in both directions. Customers wishing to avoid overcrowding at Queensboro Plaza, transfer at 74th St-Broadway for Manhattan-bound (E)(F)(R) train."

arrive 74th St-Broadway @ 9:22.

As we ran downstair way everyone was rushing, we made to front car of Lower East Side-2nd Av-bound (E) R42 St. Louis #4751 departed Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av at 9:23.

I show him way to take (D) train downstair to go to 125th St and I said, see you later.

When I was making (D) announcement, engineer open his door and he told me, I should get job for (MTA).

Arrive Broadway-Lafayette @ 9:50.

I was helping few minutes when there was Spanish/Hispanic lady looking to go to Prospect Park, and since I was planning to check out (3)(S) Bus, I gladly like to help her.

 

We went upstair to Bleecker St.

We got on front car of Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall-bound (6) R142 Kawasaki #7430 departed 10:11, arrive Canal St @ 10:13.

 

Next, we got on front car of Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound (Q) R68A Kawasaki #5030 departed 10:24, arrive 7th Av at 10:37.

While on the train, we introduce ourself and she was late for class at Propsect Park that already started 10:00, and ends 14:30.

 

We exit the station, and we walk southeast on Flatbush Av, with checking B41 bus direction was indicating Kings Plaza, so we were going the right way.

I show her to Grand Army Plaza and she said thank you. She told me I was very kind.

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As I was going seperate way and as I was about to enter Grand Army Plaza station first time, Orion 07.501 NG Hybrid show up on northwest-bound direction, took quick picture, and got on front car of Franklin Av-bound (3) R62 Kawasaki #1586 departed 10:53, arrive Frankiln Av BROOKLYN-BOUND LOCAL PLATFORM @ 10:56. There was no G.O. ticket available and she told us we don't need ticket.

 

As I exit, I just miss the RTS bus doing (3)(S) Bus, but to my lucky, following was Orion 07.501 NG Hybrid doing (S) Bus, which was Ulmer Park #3933 departed Eastern Parkway/Franklin Av @ 10:58.

It was EXCELLENT RIDE ON MY FIRST RIDE ON NG DOING THE (S) BUS!!

I thought (3) train was during (S) train.

Arrive Eastern Parkway/Utica Av @ 11:05.

 

When I enter the Crown Heights-Utica Av station for first time, it was very deep similar to Lex Av/63rd St on (F).

 

When I saw R142 come in, I thought that was R142 program for (3)(S) Train, but to my surprise, (4) was (S) train.

I got on front car of New Lots Av-bound (4)(S) R142 Kawasaki #7751 departed Crown Heights-Utica Av MANHATTAN-BOUND (3) track @ 11:21, arrive New Lots Av @ 11:30.

 

I got on front car of Crown Heights-Utica Av-bound (4)(S) R142 Kawasaki #7800 departed 11:40.

Conductor announce: "Ladies & Gentlemen! If you need (3) train service, transfer to free shuttle bus at Utica Av to Franklin Av for train service.

Arrive Crown Heights-Utica Av @ 11:51.

 

I missed the NG, but I got on Jackie Gleason CNG #956 on (3)(S) Bus departed Eastern Parkway/Utica Av @ 11:58, arrive Eastern Parkway/Franklin Av @ 12:04.

 

Next, I got on front car of 148th St-Lenox Av Terminal-bound (3) R62 Kawasaki #1438 departed Franklin Av MANHATTAN-BOUND LOCAL TRACK at 12:10, arrive Atlantic Av-Pacific St @ 12:17.

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Next, I got on front car of Forest Hills-bound (R) local via Manhattan Bridge R46 Pullman #Unkown departed 12:23.

(R) conductor announcement, because of construction, there are no Manhattan-bound (R) trains are running over the Manhattan Bridge to DeKalb Av to Canal St. For service to Lawrence, Court, Whitehall, Rector Sts and City Hall, transfer at Canal St on end of platform for Brooklyn-bound (R) train making local stop."

Arrive 34th St-Herald Sq @ 12:45.

No sign of R42 on (F) as I help few people, so I took Norwood-205th St-bound (D) R68 WA #2684 departed 13:02, arrive 59 St-Columbus Circle @ 13:14.

I got on front car of 168th St-Washington Heights-bound (A) local R44 St. Louis #5373 departed EXPRESS TRACK @ 13:22, arrive 81st St-Natural History @ 13:26.

 

I got on Michael J. Quill New Flyer Artic M79 #5602 departed 81st St/CPW @ 13:30, arrive 79th St/5th Av @ 13:34.

 

AFTER MET MUSEUM

I got on Manhattanville TMC RTS-06 M4 #8467 departed 5th Av/80th St @ 16:08, arrive 5th Av/59th St @ 16:11.

Next, I got on front car of Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound (Q) R160B Kawasaki #9072 departed 5th Av/59th St @ 16:13, arrive 34th St-Herald Sq @ 16:22.

 

After I help little, I got another lucky, I got on front car of Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound (F) R32 Budd #3355 departed 16:39, arrive Coney Island-Stillwell Av @ 17:38.

 

Next, when I got to (D) platform, rollsign first car R68 WA #2760 was Broad Channel-Coney Island.

How would (D) would go from Broad Channel to Coney Island?

Soon as I enter front car of Atlantic Av-Pacific St-bound (D) WA #2760, next (D) pulled over with Orange (S) and #2760 with Broad Channel destination departed 17:41.

As train was approaching 36th St, conductor announce, "Ladies & Gentlemen, because of construction, last stop on all Manhattan-bound (D) train is Pacific St. At Pacific St, no passenger service. For Grand St, transfer at 36th St for Manhattan-bound (N)(R) train to Canal St. For service to Broadway-Lafayette and West 4th St, transfer at 36th St for Manhattan-bound (N)(R) to 4th Av-9th St for Manhattan-bound (F) train."

Arrive Atlantic Av-Pacific St @ 18:16.

 

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Next I got on front car of Astoria-Ditmars Blvd-bound (Q) local R160B Kawasaki #9152 departed 18:19.

As it was approaching DeKalb Av, conductor made announcement.

"Ladies & Gentlemen! There is no Manhattan-bound (R) local service to Lawrence, Court, Whitehall, Rector Sts and City Hall Station. Transfer at Canal St for Brooklyn-bound (R) train making local stop. If you miss Atlantic Av-Pacific St for (4) train, stay on this train to 14th St for (4) train service.

At Canal St, "Ladies & Gentlemen, because of construction, all train is running local to Astoria, Queens just like (N) train. Next stop is Prince St, followed by 8th St-NYU, 14th St-Union Square.

As approaching 34th St-Herald Sq, "Ladies & Gentlemen, because of no (7) train service, (Q) trains are extended to Astoria, Queens. Because of Construction, (D) trains are running in 2 sections. Between 34th St-Herald Sq and Norwood-205th St and between Atlantic Av-Pacific St and Coney Island. If you need Brooklyn (D) service, cross over to opposite platform for Brooklyn-bound (N)(Q)(R) train to Atlantic Av-Pacific St.

At Times Sq, "Ladies Gentlemen, there is no (7) train service. This is why (Q) train is extend to Astoria-DItars Blvd, Queens. Stay on this train to Queensboro Plaza for (7) service to Flushing-Main St."

Arrive Astoria Blvd at 18:59.

 

I did not see Gilling Phamtom, so I went back and got on front car of Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound (N) R160B Kawasaki #9087 departed 19:06, arrive Queensboro Plaza @ 19:17.

 

I got on Casey Stengel Orion 5.501 (7)(S) Bus #6025 departed Queens Plaza S/28th St @ 19:17, arrive 44th Drive/23rd St @ 19:19.

 

Next I enter passegeway at Court Sq-LIC/23rd St-Ely Av and went toward 23rd St-Ely Av, and got on front car of Jamaica Center-bound (E) R160A Alstom #9282 departed 19:31. Broken again, with sign only says, "THIS IS", "TO 2 AV". Even it was Local announcement, and turn off after 36th St.

Arrive Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av @ 19:39.

 

I took crowded escalator up to 74th St-Broadway and got on front car of Flushing-Main St-bound (7) R62A Bombadier #2086 departed 19:48, arrive Junction Blvd 19:53.

THE END.

ENJOY THE SUNDAY LOGO.

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Whoa whoa,

 

As I enter Fordham Rd Station, even it is my second time, I almost got lost until I came to wide area.

I got on front car of 34th St-Herald Sq-bound R68 WA #2866 departed 12:18.

Arrive 34th St-Herald Sq Uptown Track at 12:42.

 

2866? CI R68's on the (D)? ;)

Did you get a photo of that?

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^ He probably means 2686.

 

Great trip, Yuki! I'd like to make a suggestion though. When you say what subway car you get on, you don't need to mention what company made it. We all already know that info so just saying the car type and number is enough.

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^ He probably means 2686.

 

Great trip, Yuki! I'd like to make a suggestion though. When you say what subway car you get on, you don't need to mention what company made it. We all already know that info so just saying the car type and number is enough.

I know you guys know, but I don't know, that's why, I put the company builder.

 

Oops, forgot about President Day G.O.

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Today, our friend was going on Mega Bus to Philadelphia, so we got on front car of Times Square-bound (7) R62A Bombadier #1791 departed Junction Blvd @ 9:43 arrive 74th St-Broadway @ 9:47.

We rush to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av where we got on front car of Lower East Side-2nd Av-bound (E) R160A Alstom #9283 departed 9:55, arrive 34th St-Penn Station @ 10:12.

I escort him to Mega Bus ticket on confirmation ticket is already wrotten on, so he was good to go.

He got on 11am Philadelphia Trailways #255 departed two minutes early at 10:58, and as I was about to re enter subway, there was another man rushing and signal to stop, but bus did not stop for him and left.

Then I went back to 34th St-Penn Station and help with (NYCT) Subways G.O.

I help on Express Island Platform that DOWNTOWN (A) TRAINS ARE ON LOCAL TRACK, (C) TRACK TO EUCLID AV.

 

There were still lots of passengers still waiting for downtown (A) express because red tape was not enough.

 

I got on front car of 168th St-Washington Heights-bound (A) local via 8th Av Express R44 St. Louis #5278 departed.

As train was approaching 59th St, "Ladies & Gentlemen! After 59th St, all (A) trains making all local stops to 168th St."

Arrive 81st St-AMNH @ 11:33.

 

I got on MJQ New Flyer Artic M79 #5602 departed 81st /CPW @ 11:37, arrive 79th St/5th Av @ 11:42.

 

AFTER MUSEUM

 

I got on MJQ New Flyer Artic M79 #5602 departed 16:13, arrive 81st/CPW @ 16:17.

 

Next, I got on front car of 168th St-Washington Heights-bound (A) Local R44 St. Louis #5390 departed 16:50.

At 163rd St-Amsterdam Av, conductor announce: "Ladies & Gentlemen! May I have your attention, please. Next and last stop is 168th St. For continue service to 207th St, transfer at 168th St for free (S) bus.

Arrive 168th St-Washington Heights @ 17:05.

 

When I got out I was disappointed that NG was only during the Ft. Washington Av (S) Bus.

 

I got on MJQ Nova RTS-06 #5233 Broadway (A)(S) Bus departed Broadway/168th St had little trouble, and departed 17:13.

He was very kind driver and he drop off passengers at Vermiyea Av/204th St, then Isham St, then due to (S) bus congestion, he drop everyone off at Isham/211th Sts.

 

I got valid receipt and boarded the New Flyer Artic Bx12(+) #5756 departed Broadway/207th St @ 17:36.

Lots of crazy car drivers.

At Fordham Plaza, one lady STILL DID NOT KNOW ABOUT BX12(+) does not accept fare onboard the bus. She was still confuse even we told them machine is in bus shelter.

Arrive Bay Plaza Mall/JC Penny @ 18:17.

 

I got darted into JC Penny and got valid receipt and boarded the New Flyer Artic Bx12(+) #4575, and again there was shopper who did not know about SBS policy, so I quickly show her the machine and rush back to bus, and departed 18:23.

At Southern Blvd, there were few passengers did not know about SBS fare policy, but made it with receipt.

At Grand Concourse, one man paid on SBS. I thought everyone knows how to use it because it started on June 2008. One lady who speaks Spanish who were onboard translate to him in Spanish concept about this SBS.

At 207th St/10th Av, eldery lady boarded the bus without receipt and she tries to pay her fare on SBS, but we told her, "You have to get receipt or you'll get $100 fine."

Arrive Broadway/207th St @ 19:10.

 

I got on West Farms New Flyer Artic on Broadway (A)(S) departed 19:12, and we got little few minute delay at 175th St (S) Stop due to fire activity nearby, but truck soon left, and arrive Broadway/168th St @ 19:32.

 

I got on front car of Rockaway Park-Beach 116th St-bound (A) local R40A St. Louis #4370 Slanted departed 19:37, and b/c I was enjoying the railfan window, I complete forgot about urine explosion and worry, and arrive 42nd St-PABT @ 20:03.

 

I help again as I head for uptown platform. When I told them, no (E) to Spring, Canal Sts, WTC, lady ask me how do I go to Spring St and I told her and her friend to take (A) local, making (C) stops.

 

On Uptown platform, I help again because Uptown (A) local replacing (C) is running express to 59th St, while (E) is local.

As I was doing that, I made to front car of Jamaica Center-bound (E) R42 St. Louis #4622 departed 20:08, arrive Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av @ 20:23.

 

I used escalator and it was not bad crowded like weekend to 74th St-Broadway where I got on front car of Flushing-Main St-bound (7) R62A Bombadier departed 20:28, arrive Junction Blvd @ 20:32.

THE END.

Enjoy the trip.

Enjoy the trip.

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I know you guys know, but I don't know, that's why, I put the company builder.

 

Let's see if I can help.

Budd built the R32s.

St. Louis built the R38s-R44s.

Pullman built the R46s.

Kawasaki built the R62s, R68As, R142As, R143s, and R160Bs.

Bombardier built the R142s and the R62As.

Alstom built the R160A, and contributed to the building of the R68.

 

It's confusing, yes, though it's not important info.

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Slightly off-topic, when I went to search for Nova LFS yesterday, but local B/O told me it was running on 17th, but will be all day on 18th, so I took Bx12(+) again with female B/O departed Pelham Bay Park at 18:19.

Do you know what happened at Eastchester Rd?

Heavyweight lady boarded the bus and she was trying to paid with MetroCard.

Female B/O was trying to be polite that she needs a receipt to board on this bus. That lady didn't feel like going to machine. Female B/O told her if you don't want to get receipt, take local.

After rude lady got off SBS, she spit on female B/O and female B/O exit the bus and told her not to spit her. I was scared that rude lady might attack B/O just like B/O on B46, Q66, M104.

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