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Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010

I was on the E inside the R160 car the other day. There it was, a middle pole different from the other sets of R160. 1 pole with two pole handles in the middle section then back to one.

A NYCTF member: Yoshi, snap this shot:


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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by R32_3672 on Wed Jun 2 12:03:58 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

lol it looks weird. i hope it works for them then.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by insidetransitcom on Wed Jun 2 12:11:58 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

PHOTOSHOPPED!

lol

i love this because too many times some jerk is pushing their back up against the bar and i can't hold on - now they cant do that

good one mta! what this cost ya - $25 mil? :)

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Jun 2 12:12:27 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

Those are the same R-160s with the fold-up seats. They will be used as part of a test program in which those seats will be folded up and locked. Now that's gonna be crazy!

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Jun 2 12:17:40 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Jun 2 12:12:27 2010.

Those are not the foldable seats. These are different cars.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Jun 2 13:16:17 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Jun 2 12:17:40 2010.

I'm telling you...I rode on these cars and they ARE the ones with foldable seats. They are also equipped with steel straps, IIRC, the only cars in the NYCT fleet that have them nowadays...

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Jun 2 13:17:28 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Jun 2 13:16:17 2010.

I do believe this particular car in the OP hasn't got the foldable seats yet...but it will...

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 13:45:23 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Jun 2 13:16:17 2010.

But that one is an original first R160 cars with the seatless that doesnt have the middle poles.....



The one I rode is a 97XX car.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by AMoreira81 on Wed Jun 2 13:51:30 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

Those poles first originated inside the 1200 series buses. It's probably a good thing that they migrated to the subways, because additional hold spaces are needed.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Wed Jun 2 14:33:08 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

The idea is to get passengers away from the door and into the center of the car. This way riding passengers will not interfere with passengers entering and leaving the cars.

Therefore, the MTA designers have placed the poles near the doorways so that standees will grab onto them and not venture further into the car. If the new pole design allows for more standees, then the path to the doorways will be further blocked.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jun 2 14:54:40 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

That's not the only experimental R-160 out there. 8713, with the fold-up seats, also has an experimental, ergonomic master controller....

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 14:59:37 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jun 2 14:54:40 2010.

also LED interior lights which all R160 cars should have....

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Fred G on Wed Jun 2 15:08:14 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

Some jerk is gonna stick his head through there and get stuck, a la Jerry Mathers.

your pal,
Wally

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 15:14:40 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

BTW, I would love to see people on youtube attempted to do a pole dancing on that new pole.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by AMoreira81 on Wed Jun 2 15:54:24 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Fred G on Wed Jun 2 15:08:14 2010.

Too small a pole---and if it were to happen already, it would have happened on the 1200-series buses, which have the same poles in the center.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by E and F and sometimes J on Wed Jun 2 16:01:01 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

My biggest gripe with the new cars is that the doors are not off-set. No matter where you sit...

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by arnine on Wed Jun 2 16:15:26 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by insidetransitcom on Wed Jun 2 12:11:58 2010.

Sorry they still do that. I seen one guy leaning with his back in between the middle poles

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by arnine on Wed Jun 2 16:16:10 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Fred G on Wed Jun 2 15:08:14 2010.

Lol, I know it sounds mean but kinda like 2 c it

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by R 36 ML 9542 on Wed Jun 2 17:20:02 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 13:45:23 2010.

Did you happen to get the car#? the foldable seats cars are 8713-8722?

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Bob Andersen on Wed Jun 2 20:36:39 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Fred G on Wed Jun 2 15:08:14 2010.

Coincidentally, today is Jerry Mathers' birthday - he's 62!

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Fred G on Wed Jun 2 21:50:48 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Bob Andersen on Wed Jun 2 20:36:39 2010.

OH MAN, now THAT is funny!

your pal,
Fred

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Grand Concourse on Wed Jun 2 21:53:41 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Fred G on Wed Jun 2 15:08:14 2010.

Someone could use those 'loops' for archery practice :)

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Grand Concourse on Wed Jun 2 21:55:56 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by E and F and sometimes J on Wed Jun 2 16:01:01 2010.

I kinda like it that way. I never liked off-set doors.
I wished all the R142/A b-cars were aligned like the a-cars.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by WillD on Wed Jun 2 22:23:29 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

Quite reminiscent of the MP89s:



Now if only we could get articulated trains, then they might be on to something.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by North-Easten T/O on Thu Jun 3 01:30:12 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by AMoreira81 on Wed Jun 2 13:51:30 2010.

I was going to say that about being in buses back in the late '70's.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Fred G on Thu Jun 3 07:04:06 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Grand Concourse on Wed Jun 2 21:53:41 2010.

Hehe, it's got a lot of possibilities in the game world :D

your pal,
Fred

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by shiznit1987 on Thu Jun 3 10:25:10 2010, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

Neat idea. I beileve the Paris Metro pioneered three pole center poles.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by E and F and sometimes J on Fri Jun 4 07:34:32 2010, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Grand Concourse on Wed Jun 2 21:55:56 2010.

I guess it's a personal preference. I find it more relaxing to stare at the doors than the person across from me. When the R32's ruled Jamaica the first seats to be taken at Parsons/Archer where always the seats opposite the doors.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by mrw on Thu May 24 19:14:16 2012, in response to Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Jun 2 11:27:31 2010.

My F yesterday had these poles -- is there only train/car in the system that has these or are there many now?

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by G1Ravage on Thu May 24 19:38:01 2012, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by mrw on Thu May 24 19:14:16 2012.

This did not spread very far.

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Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car

Posted by Mr. MTA on Fri May 25 00:08:27 2012, in response to Re: Another test, New middle poles inside Jamaica's R160 car, posted by mrw on Thu May 24 19:14:16 2012.

I believe there are only one or two five car R160 sets that have those experimental poles. There isn't really a reason to put the original ones back.

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