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Old December 28th, 2017, 05:43 AM   #4681
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Wow! Cool! I haven't seen one yet! When they will deployed new subway cars?
You won't see one for several years...maybe even longer.

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What a smart idea!!! That way those people will not falling on the trains tracks. It could be very dangerous. They could being killed by trains. The screen doors is much safer. To keep away from the tracks. They will save the life. I think they should considering this.
Many METRO systems in the World have used similar systems..for years...N830MH, perhaps you are being sarcastic...
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Old December 28th, 2017, 05:36 PM   #4682
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Countdown clocks being installed on the 7 train





source: http://liccourtsquare.com/2017/12/18...quare-station/
Over the last day or so, the following lines have activated countdown clocks:
  • A
  • C
  • Franklin Avenue Shuttle
  • Rockaway Park Shuttle

The 7 is the only line that does not have running countdown clocks.
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Old December 28th, 2017, 08:59 PM   #4683
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Wow that happened quicker than expected, like Wi-Fi and cell service, does all lines really mean all lines, or just one division?
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Old December 28th, 2017, 09:17 PM   #4684
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Wow that happened quicker than expected, like Wi-Fi and cell service, does all lines really mean all lines, or just one division?
All lines, including:
  • A division
  • B division
  • lettered lines
  • numbered lines
  • lines in Brooklyn
  • lines in Queens
  • lines in Manhattan
  • lines in the Bronx
  • IRT lines
  • BMT lines
  • IND lines

However, the 7 is not yet included, and the accuracy of the installed countdown clocks is dubious.

So there you have it.
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Old December 29th, 2017, 01:10 AM   #4685
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Nice I think you were the one calling them out for not being able to do this in time.
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Old December 29th, 2017, 01:20 AM   #4686
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I was skeptical. Maybe they'll really get it done in time.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #4687
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I knew it was bad but this sounds criminal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/n...ion-costs.html

The estimated cost of the Long Island Rail Road project, known as “East Side Access,” has ballooned to $12 billion, or nearly $3.5 billion for each new mile of track — seven times the average elsewhere in the world. The recently completed Second Avenue subway on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and the 2015 extension of the No. 7 line to Hudson Yards also cost far above average, at $2.5 billion and $1.5 billion per mile, respectively.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 08:30 PM   #4688
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I knew it was bad but this sounds criminal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/n...ion-costs.html

The estimated cost of the Long Island Rail Road project, known as “East Side Access,” has ballooned to $12 billion, or nearly $3.5 billion for each new mile of track — seven times the average elsewhere in the world. The recently completed Second Avenue subway on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and the 2015 extension of the No. 7 line to Hudson Yards also cost far above average, at $2.5 billion and $1.5 billion per mile, respectively.
The LIRR access to GCT is commuter rail, so belongs in a different thread, but there's no point anyway since this will never ever open for revenue service.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 09:18 PM   #4689
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Read the story. There is plenty of subway discussion.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 09:32 PM   #4690
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Now that I've read it, I see there is plenty of discussion of the NYC Subway and its comparison to line 14 in Paris.

I stand corrected.
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Old December 31st, 2017, 02:38 AM   #4691
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The LIRR access to GCT is commuter rail, so belongs in a different thread, but there's no point anyway since this will never ever open for revenue service.
What is this, Berlin Brandenburg Airport?
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Old December 31st, 2017, 03:29 AM   #4692
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The 7 train now has online real-time arrival info.

http://subwaytime.mta.info/

This means effective today, each station on the NYC subway has real-time arrival info online.

However, it appears the actual countdown clocks on the 7 train platforms have not yet been activated.
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Old December 31st, 2017, 09:30 PM   #4693
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Apparently, the R179s have passed the 30-Day test. And while I find the circumstances around it to be, you know, cheating, the first production trains should be in service soon.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 07:40 PM   #4694
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=6mYS_SAPAVc

Just saw this video and thought now would be the perfect time to share with the incoming snowstorm tomorrow
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 08:33 PM   #4695
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The 7 train now has online real-time arrival info.

http://subwaytime.mta.info/

This means effective today, each station on the NYC subway has real-time arrival info online.

However, it appears the actual countdown clocks on the 7 train platforms have not yet been activated.
countdown clocks have been activated on the 7



http://liccourtsquare.com/2018/01/03...quare-station/
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Old January 4th, 2018, 11:14 PM   #4696
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The subway finally entered modernity on this point! Good and well at the start of 2018. Of course there's a lot of other stuff but every step is one. It reminds me of how real-time travel information was pretty accurate on a more complex rail network in my own country back in the 2000s. And how some systems like those of Miami and Prague already count off the seconds though. But in the time I was in New York I didn't really bother about real-time information. During emergencies and nighttime though such a thing cannot be missed.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 11:09 AM   #4697
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My. I love the fact that these clocks have been rolled out so fast (especially considering the usual pace of developments for the New York subway). But I hate the shoddy manual cut-n-paste haste job done for the lower 7 bullet. The bullet appears to be smaller than the top one; it doesn't seem to be a perfect circle; the figure 7 hasn't been centered and there's an artefact at the right end of the column (probably some pixels cut-n-pasted from an adjacent bullet). Fixing this should be a cinch with today's software - if you are willing to use it.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 06:55 PM   #4698
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This has now been fixed.



https://sunnysidepost.com/7-line-sta...-subway-system
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Old January 6th, 2018, 06:33 PM   #4699
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As rapid as the rollout come the problems.

https://ny.curbed.com/2018/1/4/16849...ormance-report

NYC’s new subway countdown clocks already have problems

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According to the New York Post, a good portion of subway signs are inaccurate, displaying arrival times that don’t reflect the actual times that trains show up.
Some stations also have countdown clocks placed in highly inconvenient locations where visibility is impeded, either by another sign or just due to a crummy spot,
like the very far end of the platform, for example.

In one instance, a Post reporter found that arrival estimates randomly changed times, jumping from 19 minutes to 10 minutes while in another example, a train
arrived before it even showed up on the countdown clock.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 09:28 PM   #4700
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Chambers Street station





Damon Winter/NY Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/m...=tw-share&_r=0
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