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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #1681
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NYC subway cars are not as old as many believe.
Most of the rolling stock was built after 1990.
Actually there are some cars that go back to the 1970s , they've worked so well and rarely breakdown that replacing them isn't a top priority.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #1682
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I wrote "most", not "all".
Most large and old subway systems that I know, still have rolling stock from the 70's.
In Paris, some trains from 1968 don't even have a planned replacement at this moment.
True, those trains have had a big refurbishment in the mid 2000's.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 02:47 AM   #1683
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The oldest trains in New York are the R32s introduced in 1964, the oldest trains in Paris are the MP 59s introduced in 1963, the oldest trains in London are the A60 introduced in 1961 (being progressively withdrawn) and the oldest trains in Sydney are the L, R and S Sets, introduced in 1971 (being progressively withdrawn).
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Old February 12th, 2012, 03:00 AM   #1684
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Even then, with rolling stock that is almost 50 years old, it is a great thing if they do not break down so often.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #1685
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The older stock is OK, but on some of those trains the gap between different cars is so large that the doors are locked (except in emergency). So if someone in your car is being annoying, you have to wait until the next stop to get away from him/her.
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The older stock is OK, but on some of those trains the gap between different cars is so large that the doors are locked (except in emergency). So if someone in your car is being annoying, you have to wait until the next stop to get away from him/her.
The bulkhead doors are only locked on the 75 foot cars (R44, R46 and R68/R68A). All other cars have their end doors unlocked and you may cross between cars (although this is in violation of the regulations, and if caught, you may be fined.)
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Old February 19th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #1687
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Old February 26th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #1688
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This week i visited New York for the first time ever. Here are three of my videos, other will be uploaded soon.



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And here a new batch of videos from New York.

First, a cabview of the entire Airtrain automatic train between Jamaica Center, JFK Airport and Howard Beach.


A R32 train leaving Kingston--Throop Avenue subway station.


A Rockaway Park Shuttle leaving Beach 90th street.


An other Rockaway Park Shuttle crossing Jamaica Bay


An A service entering 181st street.


And the final one for this post, a 42nd street Shuttle at Times Square
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NYC for the first time and you check out the Rockaway park shuttle?

Now that is what we call a real transit fan.

Bravo to you!
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 11:02 PM   #1694
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they are ever going to give the subway system a make over? renovate the "not so bad" and redo the "very bad"?
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they are ever going to give the subway system a make over? renovate the "not so bad" and redo the "very bad"?
perhaps when the MTA isn't broke anymore......
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perhaps when the MTA isn't broke anymore......
I thought the New York subway was one of the few in the world that actually broke even / made a profit from ticket sales alone?
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Old March 4th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #1697
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I thought the New York subway was one of the few in the world that actually broke even / made a profit from ticket sales alone?
not even close
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not even close
Uh-oh was I confused with the London Tube?
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^ The tube is in the red too
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There is no metro system in the world which can cover its operational expenditure from ticket sales.
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