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Will the number plates on cars ever get to 10000?

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I noticed that the numbers of the WF R33/R36 cars were very high up, in the 9300s/9400s, and the highest number that I've seen on one of the incoming R160s is 9512. Is it going to get to the point soon that you will have cars with five-digit numbers, say for example, R179 #10362, or R188 #11301? With the new R160s, we seem to be getting ever closer to that point. Wouldn't it be more logical to more extensively recycle the numbers of old cars (for example, R160 #3348), and also to start car numbers from 1? I have never seen a car number on a subway car in modern times lower than something in the 1110s, which are R142s running on the 4/5/6 lines. What do you guys think about all this?

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I noticed that the numbers of the WF R33/R36 cars were very high up, in the 9300s/9400s, and the highest number that I've seen on one of the incoming R160s is 9512. Is it going to get to the point soon that you will have cars with five-digit numbers, say for example, R179 #10362, or R188 #11301? With the new R160s, we seem to be getting ever closer to that point. Wouldn't it be more logical to more extensively recycle the numbers of old cars (for example, R160 #3348), and also to start car numbers from 1? I have never seen a car number on a subway car in modern times lower than something in the 1110s, which are R142s running on the 4/5/6 lines. What do you guys think about all this?

 

#1101-1250 and #7100-7180 are on the (4)

#6301-70xx are on the (2) and (5)

#7211-7610 are on the (6), #7731-7810 are on the (4)

#7211-7670 now run on the (6) and #7671-7810 now runs on the (4)

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it would get really hard to keep track of cars if the numbering ever went above 9,999. i don't think the MTA would bother. just recycle the numbers.

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Like how they did with the RedBirds/32/38/40/40M/42 to R-142/143/160...

 

Actually no, just the Redbirds. They can't have two cars with the same number in service. Remember the R32-42 were still mostly in service once the R160 was starting to be delivered.

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The R142s took the numbers of the R16, R17, R21, R22, R26, and Pre GOH R46.

The R143s took up R27-R30 numbers.

The R160s are taking up R30, R29, R33, and R36 numbers(perhaps theyll end up needing some other number group as well.)

 

2950-4999 should be open soon(Ex R10, R32, R38, R40, and R42) for the R179.

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Like others said, it will just take the place of old numbers. It won't go to 5 digits, it will use the numbers that are not being used now. My assumption is that R179 will use numbers anywhere from 3200 - 5000

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