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Old June 12th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #1821
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That's been mentioned here before. Although some of the newer trains are pretty standardized in number of doors per car and door width, some of the older trains vary.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #1822
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That's been mentioned here before. Although some of the newer trains are pretty standardized in number of doors per car and door width, some of the older trains vary.
Yeah I thought I remembered that being mentioned, I just wanted to make sure. In this case I would urge them to standardize door-to-door distance so they can put up some cheap railing at the most dangerous stations, and platform screen doors at the "fanciest" stations.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #1823
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This is at 9th Ave station on the D train in Brooklyn
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Old June 13th, 2012, 06:00 AM   #1824
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Yeah I thought I remembered that being mentioned, I just wanted to make sure. In this case I would urge them to standardize door-to-door distance so they can put up some cheap railing at the most dangerous stations, and platform screen doors at the "fanciest" stations.
the second avenue subway will have platform screen doors. not sure when they'll roll out to the rest of the stations though. probably when the MTA finally gets out of its budget woes..... which probably won't happen for a generation....
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Old June 13th, 2012, 07:25 AM   #1825
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:23 AM   #1826
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Old clip from 2011 showing a Staten Island Railway Express reaching 60 mph. I didn't even know that this was still possible LOL. Enjoy =)
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Old June 25th, 2012, 02:28 AM   #1827
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If the MTA had the funds to do so, they could install PSDs of these kind.

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Old June 25th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #1828
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Elevateds, subways and the 2nd Avenue Subway.

I was born just one block east of the 3rd Avenue El. It was the premiere El because of the distance it covered. But, due to one budget shortfall after another, the replacement subway on 2nd Avenue has been postponed. That shows the constant mis-management of both the City of New York and the transit management. This was planned 90 years ago and it is still a financial mess and not yet done. The Franklin Shuttle should be left alone because it serves an area that has many riders that need that link. It's been re-modeled. It works. Leave it alone. Fix the 7 line, that where more coverage is needed. That should always have been a subway from Day 1. So, build one now. New York should not have to worry about costs. In the end, if the 7 line had 6 tubes under ground, it would forever stop the nonsense. It's a crime that transit on the state level as well the entire country gets less funds than they need. You want a strong economy? Get the people to where they can work. Want to clear off the highways? Put a railroad right next to it. Philadelphia, Trenton, Manhattan, the Lehigh Valley area (population over 600,000) all need to be linked by rail. The New York subway system has flaws for sure, but it can be improved with better management. Why isn't this being addressed?
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Old June 28th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #1829
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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...160629545.html

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A Brooklyn man's video showing a series of subway riders tripping on the same step while exiting a station in Sunset Park has caught the attention of the MTA.

Posted online Wednesday, it instantly made its rounds on various blogs and forums. The video, by filmmaker Dean Peterson, opened with a message: "The subway station I use every day has something very peculiar about it... One of the stairs is a fraction of an inch higher than all the others."

In less than 12 hours, "New York City Subway Stairs" had 330,000 views.
See video at the link. The MTA has now blocked off the stairs.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #1830
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Old June 30th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #1831
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When will MTA replace outdated, old tunnel lamp bulbs (for lighting) by modern LED ones?
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Old June 30th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #1832
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When will MTA replace outdated, old tunnel lamp bulbs (for lighting) by modern LED ones?
Theres no good reason to , they work fine...and are off most of the year...
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Old June 30th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #1833
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^ Better tell the MTA to stop their system-wide replace of tunnel lights for LED bulbs, since it's part of their capital program. (I've noticed that the Broadway Line, from the Queens portal to 57 Street-7 Avenue, has LED bulbs, and although I don't use this line often, I think the 53 Street tunnel is also lit by LEDs.) It's in their capital program because LED bulbs last considerably longer the existing incandescent bulbs as well as having higher luminous efficiency.

*Edit* Whoops... the Broadway Line between Lexington Ave-59 St and the Queens portal (to Astoria) does not have LED bulbs.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 08:42 AM   #1834
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I'm not even going to post this directly here for fear of being banned. These are the most gruesome subway videos ever concerning a horrible incident Sunday night at Herald Square:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVkVZnSImtk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUykJlCOeYI
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:11 PM   #1835
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Those videos are indeed gruesome. A chilling visual reminder of how dangerous third rail tracks can be.

On another note, I can't believe someone whipped their camera out and recorded the whole thing like it was some kind of show. Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't feel at all right doing it.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 08:12 PM   #1836
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I can't believe someone whipped their camera out and recorded the whole thing like it was some kind of show. Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't feel at all right doing it.
If I am not mistaken, there are some jobs where being late will get you fired. However, you might be eligible for leniency if you can provide proof that your train was not running on time. In fact, this direct proof from the MTA is available for commuter rail (http://www.mta.info/accountability/) but not yet for subways.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 08:34 PM   #1837
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I'm not even going to post this directly here for fear of being banned. These are the most gruesome subway videos ever concerning a horrible incident Sunday night at Herald Square:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVkVZnSImtk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUykJlCOeYI
Really? STOP POSTING THIS SHIT , SERIOUSLY ...ENOUGH OF THE SUICIDES AND IDIOTS FALLING ON THE TRACKS....YES I'M TYPING IN CAPS , I'M FED UP WITH THESE POSTS....
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No one forced you to click on the link. It's more constructive to complain to the mods or even to try to become a mod yourself than to resort to all caps.

Other than the so-called "Tubeman" I am not aware of any active mods in the subway forums.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #1839
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That is why NYC should adopt platform screen doors in its stations.

That MTA might not have the money to build them once system wide I can understand... that they build new stations like New South Ferry without platform doors, it is inexcusable.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #1840
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No one forced you to click on the link. It's more constructive to complain to the mods or even to try to become a mod yourself than to resort to all caps.

Other than the so-called "Tubeman" I am not aware of any active mods in the subway forums.
Just for the record, I did NOT click on the links, but I can't imagine going to the motorways section and posting videos of people standing in a highway lane and being killed by a truck at speed. I'm not sure what the point of it is.
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