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Old September 12th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #2381
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Manhattan is built on more or less solid rock. Hence the massive buildings. Solid rock is not that easy to tunnel through.
Almost all Manhattan subway lines comprising today's network were built in less than 40 years (1900: construction start of the first IRT subway - 1940: opening of the IND 6th Avenue subway). Through the same solid rock in many places. No way 'solid rock' can act as an excuse for today's sluggishly slow construction pace of new infrastructure.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #2382
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Agreed. I'm sure a lot of the delays are due to money and politics, as well as internal ramblings with the MTA.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #2383
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I agree that the new subway construction in NYC is taking way too long.

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Almost all Manhattan subway lines comprising today's network were built in less than 40 years (1900: construction start of the first IRT subway - 1940: opening of the IND 6th Avenue subway). Through the same solid rock in many places. No way 'solid rock' can act as an excuse for today's sluggishly slow construction pace of new infrastructure.
In all fairness many of the subway lines, particularly the IRT, were built with the much faster "cut and cover" method...you dig a trench.. you construct a tunnel and cover it up.

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Old September 17th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #2384
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Old September 19th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #2385
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Deadpool on the 1 train:

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Old September 20th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #2386
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R142 doesn't run on the 1 line (I know, it's fiction...)
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Old September 20th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #2387
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Does anyone know what trains could eventually replace the current R-62s? Or would it be an entirely new stock?
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Old September 20th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #2388
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And what are tre trains being presently delivered ? For which lines ?
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Old September 21st, 2013, 02:45 AM   #2389
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Does anyone know what trains could eventually replace the current R-62s? Or would it be an entirely new stock?
..and..

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And what are tre trains being presently delivered ? For which lines ?
I don't know.. but I can find out. Try these links...

IND/BMT New Technology R-143/R-160A/R-160B/R-179


IRT New Technology R-142/R-142A/R-188

and ask the company that builds them...

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Arthur Kill Station (Staten Island Railway)

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Arthur Kill Station Groundbreaking by MTAPhotos, on Flickr

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New Arthur Kill Station Perspective by MTAPhotos, on Flickr

Ground was recently broken on this new station, which will replace the existing crumbling Nassau and Atlantic platforms.

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Old October 24th, 2013, 11:01 AM   #2391
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I don't know.. but I can find out. Try these links...

IND/BMT New Technology R-143/R-160A/R-160B/R-179


IRT New Technology R-142/R-142A/R-188

and ask the company that builds them...

Kawasaki Rail Cars

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Great, I found what I was looking for....!!
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Old October 25th, 2013, 03:02 AM   #2392
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New Arthur Kill Station Perspective by MTAPhotos, on Flickr

Ground was recently broken on this new station, which will replace the existing crumbling Nassau and Atlantic platforms.

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The railcar renderings in these images are pretty archaic; whoever worked on these posters certainly could have done a better job lol.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 03:28 AM   #2393
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Except the articulated railcars. It's a real shame that like none of the US transit districts use articulated railcars for subway and commuter rail. I guess it's a "cost" issue...
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Second Avenue Subway as of October 2013

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Old November 11th, 2013, 04:04 AM   #2395
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The R188s have entered service: http://www.youtube.com/results?searc..._date_uploaded
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It looks like these R188 trains use a static location display, like the 2/4/5/6/L trains. The problem with this is they'll have to adjust or replace these displays after the extension to Hudson Yards opens next year. The last station on these displays is Times Sq.

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Most likely, electronic and lamps have been prepared for this Line 7 extension, so only the visible front part to passengers will have to be replaced.

Same situation appeared in Paris M13 when extension to Gennevillers - Les Courtilles was done.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #2398
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I understand R188 trains are a mix of newly built and renovated vehicules.
When seen from outside how to distinguish them. Serial numbers, and / or physical appearance ?
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Old November 11th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #2399
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Most likely, electronic and lamps have been prepared for this Line 7 extension, so only the visible front part to passengers will have to be replaced.

Same situation appeared in Paris M13 when extension to Gennevillers - Les Courtilles was done.
Right, even if for some of the first refurbished MF 77, they haven't planned the extension and so they had to make new electronic maps before the opening of the extension.
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I understand R188 trains are a mix of newly built and renovated vehicules.
When seen from outside how to distinguish them. Serial numbers, and / or physical appearance ?
Numbers. AND, for the short term, the new cars are ever so slightly shinier, but not for long, as common sense would convey.
Conversion Sets: 7211-7590
7211-7230 (as of now)
New Sets: 7811-7898
New "C" Cars (inserted into conversion sets): 7899-7936
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