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Old August 20th, 2017, 06:43 AM   #4501
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 09:24 PM   #4502
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Old September 1st, 2017, 12:49 AM   #4503
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The E and G trains now have countdown clocks at stations + arrival data available on the SubwayTime app!



The M, N, and W are next! I think I speak for everyone when I say it's about time!!
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Old September 5th, 2017, 09:00 PM   #4504
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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.3470533


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MTA creates prototype of new subway car design

The MTA has created a prototype of the newest model of the city’s subway car — complete with an open gangway design, and stamped with the state seal.

Exclusive photos from the Daily News show one full train car and one dissected car stashed behind a blue construction wall on the mezzanine of the No. 7 line's 34th St.-Hudson Yards Station in Manhattan's far west side.

A source told the News that the pictures show prototypes of the new R211 model that will feature an open gangway design without doors between cars.

On the outside, the cars bear the New York State seal and distinctive blue-and-yellow stripes.

The cars are branded in the same color scheme as new bus models that are equipped with WiFi and USB ports.

Cuomo, who controls the MTA, has been attempting to evade total responsibility for the embattled state of the subway system, or footing the entire bill to fix it.

He and his new MTA Chairman Joe Lhota have been pressuring Mayor de Blasio to fund half of an $836 million subway rescue plan. De Blasio has refused, arguing the state has already raided money meant for the MTA.


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Old September 9th, 2017, 08:10 PM   #4505
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Edit: Here's a different article with a much better photo gallery

http://brooklynreporter.com/story/su...open-business/

One of the newly renovated R train stations in Sunset Park, Brooklyn just reopened yesterday to the public. Check out the new look! I like it. The NW Astoria line in Queens is next.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 08:33 PM   #4506
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Here is the original plan release at the beginning of last year, and a full list and map of all stations to be renovated.


http://secondavenuesagas.com/2016/01...novation-work/


Notice that this is before the W train revival, so what shows up as the NQ in Queens is actually the NW
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Old September 9th, 2017, 09:54 PM   #4507
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Reopening of 53rd St ESI Station by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, su Flickr


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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:36 PM   #4508
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Just some minor work is needed. The New York City subway is still the best rapid transit system in the world.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 01:10 AM   #4509
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That highly depends on the defenition of best. Rats, delays, stinky homeless people, doubftul cleanliness, leaking and sweltering stations. Some systems don't have any of those. But if your criteria is being able to take transit at 4 am, then yeah sure, it's the best.

The renovations and new cars look really promising though. Let's hope they'll be able to somehow renovate all needed stations within 20 years.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 01:31 AM   #4510
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The New York City subway is still the best rapid transit system in the world.
Oh please no. Actually no in top 20.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 07:28 AM   #4511
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Couldn't help but notice the W train in pic #3. I've never seen the W run with the R in Brooklyn, so that's interesting to me. I used to live off this line, and in my experience it's one of the worst lines as far as timing goes. It made me actually miss the F train. An extra train there would really help a lot.

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Oh please no. Actually no in top 20.
I agree I wouldn't call NYC subway the best either, but it is the largest in the world and does run nonstop. Where I disagree is that I think it belongs somewhere in the top 20. I'm curious what your top 20 would be?
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I agree I wouldn't call NYC subway the best either, but it is the largest in the world and does run nonstop. Where I disagree is that I think it belongs somewhere in the top 20. I'm curious what your top 20 would be?
No particular order. No less then 15 urban rail system better then NYC subway.

Tokyo
Osaka
Nagoya
Seoul
Busan
HK
Beijing
Shanghai
Moscow
Saint Petersburg
Paris
London
Madrid
Berlin
Barcelona

Ok, no in top 15.
I did not take into account the systems of smaller cities in Japan, but they are obviously also better, but I decided not to take cities with a population of less than 5 million in the metropolitan area because of different requirements for systems in large cities and smaller cities.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 10:17 PM   #4513
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No particular order. No less then 15 urban rail system better then NYC subway.
..and how many of those systems operate their metros 24/7/365? Just asking. I do know the answer.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 10:37 PM   #4514
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..and how many of those systems operate their metros 24/7/365? Just asking. I do know the answer.
Don't you think it's a bit sad that the only argument NYC has in its favour is this? The largest city in the richest country ought to aim for more...
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Old September 10th, 2017, 11:00 PM   #4515
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Don't you think it's a bit sad that the only argument NYC has in its favour is this? The largest city in the richest country ought to aim for more...
It's not the only argument. Another one would be that it is the largest in the world by number of stations, and is one of the longest in track legnth. It's also the busiest rapid transit in the Western Hemisphere and 7th in the world. Back to the 24/7 thing, that is a HUGE plus for many people, especially those that do not work 9-5 jobs (like me) or people that go out at night. You really should not try to downplay that. It's not like the MTA keeps it running overnight solely for bragging rights, there is an actual need for it.

I want to be clear that I am not arguing that the NYC subway is the best in the world, but people here definitely seem to be downplaying it. Many of our problems come from political issues that are out of the city's control. Since the MTA is run by the STATE and NOT the City, Cuomo is the one that has the power to provide funding for the MTA to fix some of our issues like our ancient signaling system, or our outdated infrastructure, but instead he does the opposite and cuts the budget. Outside of NYC, Americans in general tend to be very anti-transit and anti-urban living, and unfortunately NY suffers a lot from that. We need to get the NY State Government on board with us, which is not easy to do. the rest of the State needs to realize that the city is what keeps the whole State afloat economically.
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Don't you think it's a bit sad that the only argument NYC has in its favour is this? The largest city in the richest country ought to aim for more...
No.. as nylkoorB pointed out in NYC there is an actual need for 24/7/365 mass transit.

Of course the NYC subway needs improvements. Some of it's basic infrastructure is 110 years old.... The NYC subway was neglected & non-critical maintenance was deferred for many years particularly in the late 60's thru the 80's. It will take considerable time to rectify maintenance & the needed improvements.
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What was the rationale for even putting NYCT under the state in the first place? Wouldn't it make more sense for the NYCDOT to run local transit?
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What was the rationale for even putting NYCT under the state in the first place? Wouldn't it make more sense for the NYCDOT to run local transit?
It would seem that way since the NYC subway doesn't leave NYC city limits, but the subway is only one part of the MTA. The MTA also includes MetroNorth and LIRR, both of which go very far beyond NYC city limits.

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Yeah, but my question was more on "why not take the subway out of the MTA?"
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Yeah, but my question was more on "why not take the subway out of the MTA?"
More than likely it has to do with funding . Gov Cuomo already has cut funds for the NYC Subway....How many more millions would be sacrificed if the NYC Subway was a separate entity? Gov Cuomo has a big hatchet!

The whole thing is a big political beef...
Transit advocates slam Cuomo for $65 million cut to MTA funding - NY ...

NYC to fight MTA funding cut by Gov. Cuomo, DOT ... - am New York

The MTA Funding Source No One is Talking About - NY State of Politics

New York City Taxpayers Shoulder Bulk of MTA Funding - WSJ
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