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Old December 26th, 2016, 06:05 PM   #4081
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MTA always using the same old cheap floor tiles that stain easily and are difficult to clean. The wall tiles, another poor choice, makes it look like a refurbished older station. Looks similar to the lexington avenue station on the culver line.
It never ceases to amaze me how these new stations can cost so much and yet still look so cheap. There's already leaking water on the floor in one of those pics and how long until all the tiles are stained with mold as a result?
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Old December 27th, 2016, 08:35 PM   #4082
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I take the Lexington Line to go to College, and believe me, it's a big nightmare to ride a train and to not get stuck for several minutes between Grand Station and Union Square... Hope this will help a little bit, but it looks like is going to be more of the same thirdworldish, trashy, dirty looking authorities are proud of.
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Old December 27th, 2016, 08:49 PM   #4083
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The last three posts present some original creative non-duplicative thoughts about the New York City subway that have never been expressed before. I suggest everyone read them. They add a lot of substance to the ongoing conversation.
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Old December 27th, 2016, 11:01 PM   #4084
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The last three posts present some original creative non-duplicative thoughts about the New York City subway that have never been expressed before. I suggest everyone read them. They add a lot of substance to the ongoing conversation.
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City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: BMT Astoria Line
Location: Ditmars Boulevard
Car: Low-V 4715
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Notes: Steinway Low-V's on Astoria service, probably around 1946.


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City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: 3rd Avenue El
Location: 161st Street
Route: 8
Car: Low-V 4902
Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Date: 4/14/1968


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Location: Corona Yard
Car: Low-V (Museum Train) 5483
Photo by: Gerald H. Landau
Collection of: David Pirmann
Date: 7/22/1965
Notes: Worlds Fair('64 & '65) flags in background


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City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Woodlawn Line
Location: Mt. Eden Avenue
Route: 4
Car: Low-V 5553
Collection of: David Pirmann
Date: 6/8/1952
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Old December 29th, 2016, 03:16 AM   #4085
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Q train relays up to 96th Street out of service in preparation for opening day of the Second Avenue Subway. Shot at 57th St-7th Av and Lex-63rd:
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Old December 30th, 2016, 06:29 AM   #4086
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I don't understand why MTA repeats some design mistakes on completely new stations, such as tiles that are guaranteed to become stained and accumulate dirt, or roof finishing very prone to create statics and attract dust. I might understand, if not accept, the argument the agency doesn't have money to retrofit existing stations, but there is not excuse to built, in 2016, something that appears to be straight from 1974 design book except for the digital panels.
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Old December 30th, 2016, 10:08 AM   #4087
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Work on the SAS did start in the 70s, after all... :P
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Old December 31st, 2016, 07:47 AM   #4089
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Old January 1st, 2017, 10:20 AM   #4090
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Congratulations to NYC on the opening of the Second Avenue Subway - 98 years in the making (and counting)!
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Old January 1st, 2017, 12:37 PM   #4091
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Not sure if I want to try to make the opening, maybe catching it at 34 Herald, or straight from Coney Island, but that's out of the way. I'm hoping it won't be too crazy, I was able to barely catch the first train to Hudson Yards straight from Times Square; it came in packed, but luckily there was a decent amount of real, organic riders exiting. It was still packed, and it was the second car. This is a bigger deal, so catching from 34 Herald might not cut it. Though hopefully the soft opening of the stations and even the Hudson Yards excitement last year took some wind out of it. Hudson was the first station in so long, this time it doesn't have so much time behind it.

The first train being wrapped will really make or break being able to catch it in lower Manhattan without getting all mathematical with it, only knowing the time from Coney Island and Herald, which is so close to noon. At least one wrapped train will be waiting at 96 Street to open at noon, and hopefully that takes some weight off the first train in as well. No wrap for the 7 extension. At Hudson, there was no train waiting, but it was only a one stop extension. About two minutes in a second train rolled in.

I agree, the wall tiles give a renovation station look, I guess they're associated with that due to the few old stations that have that.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 02:47 PM   #4092
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I bet the Q is going to be crowded like crazy today. I fully anticipate that every transit fan who isn't down and out from NYE will be on the first Q trains to and from 96th St.
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to begin with it will be busy with transit fans, etc just wanting to ride because it is new. But I'd imagine that it would fade away as the day goes on, and the genuine traffic won't have really started (it normally takes a week or two for people to adjust to a new line opening).

I remember being the only person on the train riding the London Overground between Dalston and Highbury at about 3pm on opening day. That time of day is quieter, sure, but the train wasn't anywhere near as empty further south, and there were still about 10 other people in the train arriving at Dalston Junction (the previous northern terminus, having opened 10 months before) - who all then got off. Plus Highbury & Islington was reasonably busy.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 04:40 PM   #4094
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...and Woony said it wouldn't happen.
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 01:03 AM   #4095
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From the videos released on facebook it was your classic foam fest.. I'll do my update later this week or next..
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 03:36 AM   #4096
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Unlike the 34th St/Hudson Yards madness, this was more spread out - of course because you have one expanded/renovated station and three brand new ones as opposed to just one brand new station.
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 03:51 AM   #4097
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Some photos of the opening from the MTA Flickr account

SAS_3757 by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, su Flickr

SAS_3762 by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, su Flickr

SAS_3824 by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, su Flickr

SAS_3866 by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, su Flickr

SAS_3960 by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, su Flickr

SAS_3975 by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, su Flickr

SAS_1507 by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, su Flickr
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Pictures of the opening from AmNewYork


http://www.amny.com/transit/second-a...tos-1.12836604











From Gothamist

http://gothamist.com/2017/01/01/new_...bw.php#photo-1













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http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/01/ny...pgtype=article



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