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R32/R42 Retirement Outlook through June 2010

Posted by Kris Datta on Sunday, December 6, 2009, In : Car Retirements 
R32s
22 at Jamaica
206 at 207th St.
10 at Coney Island

R42s
10 at Jamaica
50 at East NY

The remainder of R160s will be going to Jamaica Yard to make the F all R160 (though the F may use 1 set of R46s when the delivery is complete). There is only one R42 left at Jamaica, and should be phased out of service by December 11th, 2009. The next step in retirement should involve the R32s at Jamaica, which can result in one of two possible outcomes:

1. The remaining 2 R32s are retired by 2 incoming R160s. Aft...
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R32/42 Info and Hunting Tips as of 12/06/09

Posted by Kris Datta on Sunday, December 6, 2009, In : R32/R42 Hunting 
R32s
206 at 207th St. Yard (2-3 sets on the A, while the C is 100% R32)
22 at Jamaica (2 sets on the V, has been on the R recently)
10 at Coney Island (1 set on the B, has been on the Q recently)

Hunting/Riding Tips
A - Wait around the middle of the line, such as Fulton St. or High St. Wait at the middle of the platform in case the train arrives in either direction (and you don't have to run up 9 cars just for that RFW - moving up 4 cars is much more reasonable and can be done in 2 stops). Try hun...
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R32s are on the B!

Posted by Kris Datta on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, In : Car Transfers 
Due to the Brighton Line Station Rehabilitation program, 10 R32s were transferred from Jamaica to Coney Island Yard in order to provide extra B trains; these trains are needed because the B is running local instead of express. The car numbers of the R32 B train are: 3445, 3468, 3520, 3610-3611, 3726-3627, 3820-3821, 3891 (there are 2 mismatched pairs in this consist). This train runs rarely on the B during the day, and so far, it has no real regular run - it can be put in and taken out of ser...
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R160Bs 9828-9832 Delivered

Posted by Kris Datta on Saturday, September 5, 2009, In : Car Deliveries 
R160Bs 9828-9832 have been delivered to 207th St. yard, according to http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?73359. With the arrival of these cars, Kawasaki has delivered 30 cars of the 160-car option II order and has to deliver 130 more cars for the R160B order to be complete.

When they pass the testing phase, they will be based out of Jamaica Yard (E, F, G, R, and V lines) and enter service on the E or F lines. The newest R160Bs to enter service are cars 9813-9822.
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R160As 9578-9582 Delivered

Posted by Kris Datta on Saturday, September 5, 2009, In : Car Deliveries 

R160As 9578-9582 were delivered to 207th St. Yard on the evening of September 3rd, 2009. Photo and video evidence of these cars being delivered can be found at http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12841. With the arrival of these cars, Alstom only has to deliver 10 more cars for the 360-car option I order to be complete.

After passing the testing phase, these cars will be based out of Jamaica Yard (E, F, G, R, and V lines) and enter service on the E or F lines. According to ...


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R160Bs 9813-9817 Delivered

Posted by Henry Man on Friday, July 24, 2009, In : Car Deliveries 
Photographic evidence has shown that R160B cars 9813-9817 have been delivered. This means that 15 cars of the R160B 2nd Option Order by Kawasaki has been delivered. The latest delivered cars are currently sitting at 207th Street Yard, waiting for testing. The new cars are expected to be based out of Jamaica Yard (E, F, G, R and V lines) and will run on the E and F lines.

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