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Old November 12th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #2401
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In Montreal it takes at least a couple of seasons for signage, maps, etc. --and probably on-board metro next-station announcements as well-- to be revised when bus route adjustments or metro extensions occur.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 08:50 AM   #2402
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Old November 12th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #2403
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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
Great !!!!
Not completly simple to remember when seeing a train from front face.
In addition to car numbers are there train numbers indepedently from the line they are running ?
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Old November 12th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #2404
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In addition to car numbers are there train numbers indepedently from the line they are running ?
Not sure what you mean, but the answer is probably no.

To clarify, these cars are only going to be running on the 7 line.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 12:23 PM   #2405
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Not sure what you mean, but the answer is probably no.

To clarify, these cars are only going to be running on the 7 line.
OK Great !!
As in many networks, each car has a unique number describing its exact type (trailer with or without drvining position, power car with or without driving position, ...).
In some networks (Santiago del Chile, Mexico, Paris, etc...) you can have in addition a train number wich is used by operators to describe simply a full set of different car types with their relative unique numbers, allocating it a daily operating number along the line it is used in sequence with the services run.
From my undestanding and several visits of New York Subway, this doesn't seem to exist. But this may have changed with time.
From pictures I've seen, Chicago CTA subway trains have this operating train number (3 digits) shown on a small panel with leds.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #2406
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B44 Bus Rapid Transit in Brooklyn

BRT in Brooklyn (Williamsburg Bridge to Sheepshead Bay "Select Bus Service" B44) starts on Sunday.


https://twitter.com/NYC_DOT/status/4...036608/photo/1

more info here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/brt/html/routes/nostrand.shtml
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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #2407
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OK Great !!
As in many networks, each car has a unique number describing its exact type (trailer with or without drvining position, power car with or without driving position, ...).
In some networks (Santiago del Chile, Mexico, Paris, etc...) you can have in addition a train number wich is used by operators to describe simply a full set of different car types with their relative unique numbers, allocating it a daily operating number along the line it is used in sequence with the services run.
From my undestanding and several visits of New York Subway, this doesn't seem to exist. But this may have changed with time.
From pictures I've seen, Chicago CTA subway trains have this operating train number (3 digits) shown on a small panel with leds.
I see. The answer to that question is no. There are no extra numbers or letters on the cars of a set themselves to signify if it is a cab car or a trailer car. NYCT cars also do not have a "train number" like some other systems do.
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Good, great thanks.
That was my understanding, but it's better to be confirmed by a specialist.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #2410
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Second Avenue Subway Reaches Major Milestones

November 22nd, 2013

All blasting operations for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project are complete. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Second Avenue Subway project, the largest expansion of the New York City subway network in generations, has reached major new milestones in its on-time, on-budget progress to serve customers on Manhattan’s East Side by the end of 2016. Heavy construction to excavate and create the 96th St station reached substantial completion November 5.

The final blast, which completed excavation for a future escalator entrance located on the north side of 86th Street and 2nd Avenue, took place at 5:21pm on Monday, November 18, 2013.

“This is a significant milestone, and one which I am sure will be welcomed by all of our Second Avenue community neighbors,” said Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction. “We are committed to continuing the progress on this project, which will be an enormous benefit to the entire community.”

The contractor Skanska/Traylor Joint Venture will continue to install waterproofing and steel reinforcement to complete the concreting of the underground cavern, entrances, and ancillaries for the future 86th Street Station. The follow-on finishes contract, which will complete the mezzanine and platforms, station entrances, ancillary buildings, and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for the station was awarded to Schiavone/Picone Joint Venture on June 12, 2013.

The controlled blasting operations began with the first blast at 96th St. on November 4, 2009, and were employed in the construction of all of the cavern excavations for underground structures for the subway stations at 72nd, 86th, and 96th streets. The 63rd St. Station is being reconstructed to connect the Second Avenue Subway into the existing Lexington Av-63 St Station. Work at that site involved excavation, muck removal, and reconstruction of the structural elements within the existing station, for future extension of the Line.

In addition, the Site and Heavy Civil work for the 96th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway was completed November 5. The contract, valued at $365,724,479, was awarded in May 2009 to a joint venture of E.E. Cruz and Company and Tully Construction Company Joint Venture. This is the third contract out of ten to be completed for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway project.

This heavy civil/structural work involved utility relocation, demolition of existing buildings, underpinning, slurry wall construction, station excavation, and concrete placement of the station invert slab of the main station, entrances, and ancillary facilities. Due to geological conditions, the cut and cover excavation method was used, followed by the transport and disposal of approximately 400,000 tons of soil and 40,000 tons of rock/concrete debris which was equivalent to 22,000 trucks of material taken to various disposal facilities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The utility work associated with this contract included relocation of approximately 82,000 linear feet of Con Edison primary and secondary electric cables, approximately 4,500 linear feet of Verizon fiber optic cables, extensive relocation of low and high pressure Con Ed gas mains, and relocation and/or protection of existing New York City water and sewer mains.

“The completion of this contract was a monumental accomplishment,” Horodniceanu said. “It could not have been done without the hard work and dedication of a very motivated team.”

The $4.45 billion project to extend the Line along Second Avenue is the largest expansion of the subway system in generations. The subway line, with new stations at 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street, is expected to open for service in December 2016.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #2411
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From PANYNJ WTC's Facebook page, the works over and under Cortlandt Street 1 Subway station, scheduled for 2014 opening:

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Work at Cortlandt Street station #1 train continues above ground at WTC Transportation Hub


Workers erect and weld steel ribs under the 1 subway line at WTC Transportation Hub
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Old December 13th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #2412
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Pretty neat! I'm looking forward to seeing Cortlandt St reopen! Has anyone heard about if anything will be done to reopen (newer) South Ferry? Last I heard, everything was still in limbo.

It will be quite interesting (for me anyways) to see customers using the new Cortlandt St station, but continue to use old South Ferry until the day the newer station is able to reopen.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #2413
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Old December 15th, 2013, 04:08 AM   #2415
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Old December 15th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #2416
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NYC tests thermal cameras, motion sensors to decrease subway deaths

Covered by the New York Daily News earlier today, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is starting a test phase of advanced early detection technology that will alert subway conductors if someone has fallen onto the tracks. For example, a laser grid will cover the entire track system in front of a subway platform and will trigger an alert if the laser field is broken prior to the next train arriving in the station.

The MTA will also be testing three other systems that include closed-circuit television cameras with software to detect people on the tracks, thermal imaging cameras that can detect heat signatures on the track and radio waves that are transmitted across the top of the track as a backup for the laser grid system. Video feeds from those camera systems would be fed into the central control center for the subway system.

When any of these systems are triggered, the conductors of any subway train traveling into the station will be automatically alerted and will know to slow down as the train approaches the person that’s fallen onto the track. MTA representatives haven’t specified where these systems will be deployed in New York City, but all systems will be tested thoroughly for accuracy at a single station first. This study could provide a basis for a proposal that would install early detection systems as the busiest subway platforms in New York City.
Regarding current subway safety in New York City, 144 passengers have been hit by a subway car during 2013 and 52 of those passengers died. During the previous year, 141 people were hit and 55 died as a result of injuries sustained from a speeding subway car. Since 2001, over 600 people have been killed by subway cars in NYC.
However, the MTA did not specify how many of these deaths were classified as suicides by the NYPD. According to New York Daily News, approximately one third of all subways related deaths in New York City are attributed to people committing suicide.

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P.s. I think, it is the best idea for NY's subway, because it is practically impossible to install "safety doors" there.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 02:01 PM   #2417
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Mayor Bloomberg to ride new 7-line extension

Marking the dawn of new day for Hudson Yards, Mr. Bloomberg will inaugurate the newest stretch of the line, running from Times Square to 10th Avenue and West 34th Street, on Friday. Step comes after five years and $2B spent on construction.



Updated: December 16, 2013 5:59 p.m.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will take an inaugural ride on the new No. 7 Subway extension on Friday, his office announced. The new leg, which cost over $2 billion and took over five years to build, will bring the line past its current terminus at Times Square out to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, where it will provide a mass transit connection to the millions of square feet of commercial, residential, retail and public space planned to rise above and around the Hudson Yards.

The line will not open to the public until midway through 2014. Mr. Bloomberg’s ride will be done for ceremonial purposes and as part of a series of demo rides the MTA is conducting to test the operation of the new line.

The subway was one of the key transit achievements of Mr. Bloomberg’s 12-year term in office and will couple a far West Side neighborhood whose development he championed to the city’s transit grid. With the line in operation, the transformation of that area, a former collection of warehouses, car repair shops and a massive train storage yard, to a district of gleaming new skyscrapers, retail stores and grand public spaces, will be accelerated experts say.

The No. 7 train extension was the brainchild of Mr. Bloomberg’s administration, which devised a financing mechanism for the subway that arranged money for the project from a bond offering that will be repaid by taxes from the new development the transit line is encouraging in the Hudson Yards. So far, that funding scheme hasn’t gone exactly according to plan, with revenue lagging expectations. Hopes remain, however, that as development picks up, the payments will increase enough to cover the subway’s debt service.
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Second Avenue Subway November update on Flickr. 86th Street station:

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Will the 10th Avenue station get built?
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