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

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by GirlOnTheTrain
lensovet wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:58 pm I hope they’ve removed the USB ports by now? By the time these things are actually delivered, no one will be left using USB-A cables.
You'd be surprised...I just bought a pair of earbuds on Amazon that have a bunch of horrendous reviews simply because they charge with USB-C and only came with a C to C cable...and all of the horrendous reviews are crying that they don't have any chargers that connect to USB-C :P
  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 Jake Rothman
First R211s came by truck yesterday to SBK yard at around 2:30 am. Cars 4064 and 4063. They are staying under tarps due to risks of vandalism and graffiti, security on guard 24 hours. 4060-4061-4062 should arrive either today or tomorrow depending. 4065 through 4069 could follow shortly afterwards. Beginning of an era ! Tests should follow in the coming weeks and months.
  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)
  by flexliner
I understand that these are the open gangway cars being tested. But in a set of five.
IIRC the TTC trains are open through all ten cars.
Will MTA run two open five car sets? As separate halves or also connected?
Or will they add mor trailers between the two cab cars to make a ten.car open train?

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  by andrewjw
Conductors need a full width cab at the center of the train. That won't have a pass-through. Given that, there is not much reason to give up the operational/maintenance flexibility of five car sets.
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