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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:43 PM   #3021
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Wow! Don't know if it's the black and white or the age of the line, but everything looks so brand spanking new.. and clean! It's beautiful. NY should really strive to get that open and airy feel back.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:00 PM   #3022
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I believe you've just been fooled by a 110 year old film trick...if you watch closely, you can see there's a car on the parallel tracks boasting some very powerful lighting. Necessary to make this movie possible in the first place, given the technology of the time, but absolutely not representative of what the line must have looked like in reality.

Sure, it would have been clean and shiny new on opening day, but isn't every new metro line? I wasn't alive at the time, but I'd imagine the stations and trains would have been rather dimly lit. Judging from my (sparse) visits to the IRT stations, there never would have been an 'open and airy feel' to these stations in the first place. But then again, maybe a contemporary traveller would have judged otherwise.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 01:42 AM   #3023
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Old April 29th, 2015, 01:47 AM   #3024
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Old April 29th, 2015, 04:41 AM   #3025
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Some pics I took yesterday of the New York Subway.


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Old April 29th, 2015, 05:03 PM   #3026
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SIXTH AVE. & NINTH AVE . ELEVATED LINES ,PLUS OLD BKLYN ELS MOVIE FOOTAGE



3RD AVENUE ELEVATED , a full trip movie footage



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Old April 29th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #3027
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Any idea how many trains per hour serve the Rockaways? I've always found that such a fascinating route.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 11:21 PM   #3028
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Any idea how many trains per hour serve the Rockaways? I've always found that such a fascinating route.
I believe its 8-10 per hour....
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Old April 30th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #3029
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Seems pretty good. I was worried it was less lol.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 01:12 PM   #3030
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Saw the Pics of Columbus Circle.....

The Pics of Columbus Circle reminded me of one of the weirdest things I've ever seen. Last August, I was visiting New York and we had just gotten down to the platforms. All of a sudden a woman made a run for the edge of the platform. She stopped just short and was bent over hanging off. She had about 6 or 7 big bags with her. She was looking for something, and a good samaritan approached her and tried to pull her back up. We all thought she may have dropped glasses, phone, or a hat. But no, she exclaimed she had dropped her pet turtle. At this point the whole platform was involved in trying to coax her back. 2 NYPD, maybe transit police, officers came down and made her step back. She explained the situation, and the 2 officers made a call. Soon the Southbound platform was shut down. One officer went to get to a ladder to go to the track level. As he made his way down the local track, and express train came by the station. The driver stopped, opened the window and exclaimed, "A turtle?! Are you (expletive) serious? He laughed, nodding in disapproval, slammed the window shut, and pulled away. Eventually, they found her turtle and returned him safely too her. The conversations on the first southbound train were hilarious to say the least. So, in conclusion if you were delayed in the midst of evening rush hour getting in/around Columbus Circle last August. It was because of a F#[email protected]^[email protected] turtle.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 12:27 PM   #3031
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Welcome to New York , that's all I can really say
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 12:28 PM   #3032
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ᴴᴰ R160 A Train to Far Rockaway Announcements [207 St to Mott Ave - Via 8 Av / Fulton Express]

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Old May 5th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #3033
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Summer 2015 station closures

Within the last few weeks three station closures went into effect until 2015.09.

First, in Spanish Harlem, 103rd St downtown platform (6 train).

According to MTA:

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The rehabilitation project at 103 St consists of critical repairs of the station’s draining system; repair of platform edges, floor tiles, ceiling and walls; repair of floors, ceiling and walls on the mezzanine level; and repainting of the entire station. The station originally opened for service in July 1918.
http://www.mta.info/press-release/ny...nt-work-summer

All downtown trains will skip the station.


http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/pla...sSkip103St.htm

Also, on 2015.04.20, Rockaway Ave and Van Siclen Ave stations in Brooklyn (3 train) closed for renovations in both directions.

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MTA New York City Transit is beginning a major $88 million capital project to rehabilitate seven elevated stations along the 3 line on the New Lots Av Branch in the Brownsville and East New York neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The project calls for station renewals at Sutter Av-Rutland Rd, Saratoga Av, Rockaway Av, Junius St, Pennsylvania Av and Van Siclen Av, as well as component repairs at New Lots Av. For these stations, originally opened in the early 1900’s, these improvements – including the installation of new lighting, better platforms, enhanced safety features, and upgraded communications – will create significantly better conditions for customers.

“We must perform this vital work to reverse decades of wear and improve these stations to the standards our customers expect,” said Joseph Leader, Senior Vice President of the Department of Subways. “To perform this work safely and efficiently, the stations must be taken out of service. When these structural repairs and aesthetic upgrades are completed, we are confident our customers will appreciate the benefits of this work.”

Improvements at these stations will also feature the repair or replacement of mezzanine to platform stairs, repairs to mezzanine floors, wood siding, doors, windows, interior and exterior walls, installation of new ADA tactile warning strips at the platform’s edge, repairs to column bases, upgraded drainage and repairs to water and sewer lines, steel and concrete repairs, new stairway guardrails and new lighting beyond the platform canopies. Each station will be painted, and canopies, windscreen panels and railings will also be replaced as required. Customers will also benefit from new lighting in the mezzanines, and the incorporation of new artwork on the platforms.

This project will bring all of these stations to a state of good repair. The construction contracts were awarded in December 2014 to EE Cruz Company Inc.

In order to accomplish this work within a safe environment, each station with the exception of New Lots Av will be closed for approximately five months. The first two stations to close for renewal are Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av. Both stations will be temporarily closed from April 20, 2015 until September 2015. Following the completion of these two stations, work will commence on Saratoga Av and Pennsylvania Av from October 2015 to March 2016, followed by Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St from March 2016 to July 2016.

The New Lots Ave station will also undergo renewal work but will remain open during repairs, with the exception of select weekend closures. At New Lots Av component repairs will include the installation of a new exterior metal panel façade, repairs to mezzanine beams and concrete floors, and reconfiguration of the existing fare control area.
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40th Street - Lowery Street



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IRT Flushing Line at 40th Street - Lowery Street
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IRT Flushing Line at Vernon Boulevard - Jackson Avenue
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IRT Flushing Line at Vernon Boulevard - Jackson Avenue
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Waiting for them to extend it to Bayside. Holding my breath really hard.
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34th Street - Penn Station



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Waiting for them to extend it to Bayside. Holding my breath really hard.
Not necessary as Bayside has frequent Long Island Railroad Service.
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So the Port Authority hosted a Summit on Tran-Hudson Capacity solutions here is a Link to the page, and the Slide shows by the PA, MTA, NJT, Amtrak and the RPA are at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

http://www.transhudsonsummit.com/
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