Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by braves
Does anyone know on what the seriel numbers will be for the 440 R211 subway cars, 20 bent in the middle R211 subway cars & the 75 SI Railway cars will be as well as to if the option one order seriel numbers of the 640 R211 subway cars is ordered.
  by checkthedoorlight
If by seriel number you mean car #'s, we're gonna start at 1101 and work our way up.
  by checkthedoorlight
We reuse car #s. The 142s will be retired by the time the 211s get delivered.
  by Trainmaster5
I may be retired from NYCT but I can assure you that the R142 fleet will still be here in 2040 or so . The R211 fleet is for the IND-BMT replacements and the SIRT. The car numbers will come from the R32, R46, and the SIRT cars being replaced. I pounded the road in the IRT for 30 years and have been a rider since 1949 so I think I have a good idea of how transit operates. Carry on.
  by GojiMet86
Allan wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:52 pm If we can put some faith in what reported on Wikipedia, the fleet numbers to be assigned are 4060–4499.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R211_(New ... ubway_car)

The first set of R211As delivered this year were numbered 4060–4064, the next five cars delivered were numbered 4065–4069.
That will probably be correct.

This is pure speculation on my part, on what the other numbers might be based on the options.

R211S: 500-574 (75) (SIR trains are already 3 digits, might make sense these are also 3 digits).
R211T: 3400-3419 (20) Gangway prototypes
R211A or R211T option 1: 3420-4059 (640)
R211A: 4060-4499 (440) The first ones that will be delivered, first 10 already on property.
R211A or R211T option 2: 4500-4936 (437)