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More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by Gold_12th on Fri Mar 23 11:43:07 2012

meh
- http://mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/120227_0830_MNRLI.pdf; page 73/74; pdf


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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by Joe V on Fri Mar 23 16:58:32 2012, in response to More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by Gold_12th on Fri Mar 23 11:43:07 2012.

I guess they will get better seats and electrical outlets.

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Fri Mar 23 17:42:59 2012, in response to More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by Gold_12th on Fri Mar 23 11:43:07 2012.

So we're not getting three doors per side to decrease dwell time, 2 X 2 seating to permit more standees, 3.0 mph/s acceleration to improve schedules, and lightweight aluminum to reduce energy consumption?

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by Olog-hai on Fri Mar 23 17:53:58 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Fri Mar 23 17:42:59 2012.

You were more entertaining when you were on your "convert PATH to HBLR" kick . . .

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Fri Mar 23 18:48:09 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by Olog-hai on Fri Mar 23 17:53:58 2012.

You were more entertaining when you were on your "convert PATH to HBLR" kick . .

We should do that when after we build the New Jersey Transit side of the downtown loop. Once you have direct service to downtown at near rapid transit levels, there isn't much need for PATH anymore, so it makes far more sense to re-allocate PATH's network for inner suburban areas that have no service, and the use of light rail allows us to serve somewhat marginal areas of urban New Jersey that don't have existing rail corridors.

Otherwise, at minimum, PATH should be integrated into NJT's ticketing structure along with buses and light-rail.

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by grand concourse on Fri Mar 23 18:53:17 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by Joe V on Fri Mar 23 16:58:32 2012.

I hope the seats of at least 4 seats are back to the width they were on the M1/3s. Maybe a few inches, but it still adds up b/w a comfortable ride and an unbearable one.

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by merrick1 on Fri Mar 23 20:01:33 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by grand concourse on Fri Mar 23 18:53:17 2012.

I would get rid of the arm rest or have a fold up arm rest like the express buses.

You can sprawl out into the aisle to give yourself a little more room.

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by grand concourse on Fri Mar 23 20:24:28 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by merrick1 on Fri Mar 23 20:01:33 2012.

That would also be good. I hate how the armrest locks you in with the other person. It's why those soft seat CNG O5 buses are terrible to sit in as the seats are narrower than the NYCT standard suburban seats.

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by Newkirk Images on Fri Mar 23 20:32:27 2012, in response to More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by Gold_12th on Fri Mar 23 11:43:07 2012.

Base order of 76 M-9 cars and up to 600 M-9 option cars.

600 cars, is that right ?

Bill Newkirk

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sat Mar 24 18:37:19 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Fri Mar 23 17:42:59 2012.

WMATA?

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Mar 24 19:08:13 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Fri Mar 23 18:48:09 2012.

PATH should be FARE integrated w/ the NYC Subway. The fare equity/miles travelled.
As to PATH's usefulness, I will repeat my view that the midtown line should be extended across 9th to a terminal under Tompkins Square Park w/a transfer station to both 8th St BMT and Astor Place IRT.

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sat Mar 24 19:40:49 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Mar 24 19:08:13 2012.

Why stop there? Run it to Ave. D/FDR. or even across the river.

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by J trainloco on Sat Mar 24 19:51:47 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Mar 24 19:08:13 2012.

What would that accomplish aside from creating a new branch?

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by randyo on Sat Mar 24 20:37:21 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Mar 24 19:08:13 2012.

Or (shudder) have the MTA take over the PATH as a sort of "P" Division.

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Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars

Posted by Dutchrailnut on Sat Mar 24 20:39:23 2012, in response to Re: More info on M-9/M-9A cars, posted by randyo on Sat Mar 24 20:37:21 2012.

and where would MTA find money to purchase that from Port Authority ??



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