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#78933 - 01/13/04 08:16 PM 7 F'ed up... Again
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Supposedly there's a broken rail on the Queens Local track between 61st and Main Street, causing all Queens-bound trains to run expreess today. Bad weeks? I think it's more like bad months. Anyone know more?
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#78934 - 01/13/04 08:31 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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Well, like I say over and over again with the 7...just seems like the 7 is always in the barrel for it to mess up the way it does..no line can have worse luck can it?
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#78935 - 01/13/04 08:43 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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The G... wink :p

Seriously, all of the weekend GO's have apparently riled up local politicians (specificially Sunnyside's Eric Gioia and Flushing's John Liu; both Dems) and they may do something about it. Of course, the MTA really has no other time to do those projects.

If anything, this broken rail was really more of an accident.
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#78936 - 01/13/04 09:04 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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I don't even think the G has this bad of luck.....but the 7 with the unexpected delays are on top of the list of lines to expect the expected delays, I just can't understand a line with such bad karma confused
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#78937 - 01/13/04 09:08 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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I went to Queensboro Plaza at 4 PM with plans to go to Flushing. Spent 15 minutes on the platform with no train, went downstairs and took a W home.

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#78938 - 01/13/04 09:10 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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For a photo op or two, I gather? In any case, I don't blame you. I've been waiting at Queensboro too many time observing the rampant pushing and shoving through those IRT-doors, only to figure out that it's a local instead of an express. smile
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#78939 - 01/13/04 09:14 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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I was on a 7 Exp that became a local (Igot on at Grand Central). During our entry into the Queensboro Plaza station, the C/R came on and said "we have just been informed that this is now a 7 express train to Flushing" or something to that effect.

The express train was not as crowded as usual, probably because the numerous announcements of "No Express" at Times Square scared people off the train.
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#78940 - 01/13/04 09:45 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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I try not to take the 7 unless I really have to, or if it is part of my railfanning tour...otherwise, I just won't ride it
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#78941 - 01/13/04 10:12 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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I try not to take the 7 unless I really have to, or if it is part of my railfanning tour...otherwise, I just won't ride it
You see, that's the opposite of me, although we go to different destinations. I avoid Penn Station at all costs.
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#78942 - 01/13/04 10:15 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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I was at QBP today around Four, I guess thats why the Flushing bound platform was so damn packed. I was gonna go to Rawson, but I saw the crowed, then decided to take the N to Lex, then the 4 to Union, then I tried my luck to spot an artic on the 14.
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#78943 - 01/13/04 10:16 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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I went to Queensboro Plaza at 4 PM with plans to go to Flushing. Spent 15 minutes on the platform with no train, went downstairs and took a W home.
Hehe I just missed you. I was prob. @QBP around 3:50
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#78944 - 01/13/04 10:20 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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Sounds like a strappies meeting to me... Fulton Street was there too.

If only that plat wasn't so crowded.

Was it windy or was it windy at QB?

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#78945 - 01/13/04 10:40 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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By the time my 7 train got to QBoro Plaza, the platform was almost deserted.
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#78946 - 01/13/04 11:10 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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Originally posted by Diamond Five:
Sounds like a strappies meeting to me... Fulton Street was there too.

If only that plat wasn't so crowded.

Was it windy or was it windy at QB?
I thought you said you were done w/the Flushing line after the birds were gone :p

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#78947 - 01/13/04 11:20 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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BOMBARDIER quality equipment is now dominating the 7. R62As forever! surf
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#78948 - 01/13/04 11:23 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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I thought you said you were done w/the Flushing line after the birds were gone :p
He may have been there photographing N and W trains emerging from the 60 St tube.
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#78949 - 01/13/04 11:35 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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He may have been there photographing N and W trains emerging from the 60 St tube.
Ah true wink Well when the weather is a bit warmer I'll take some rides on the el segments - otherwise its underground for me at the moment wink

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#78950 - 01/13/04 11:39 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Originally posted by R33WF #9311:
<strong> BOMBARDIER quality equipment is now dominating the 7. R62As forever! burn I admit these are my fav Bombardier cars wink of course I've yet to ride the M7 - but that's a different story wink

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#78951 - 01/13/04 11:50 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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Not to mention the great R62As from the 3 and also from the 1. A rather diverse R62A fleet <--- big paradox! wink
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#78952 - 01/14/04 12:02 AM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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Not to mention the great R62As from the 3 and also from the 1. A rather diverse R62A fleet <--- big paradox! wink
Exactly laugh It was fun to ride an ex-Pelham R62A on the 3 express line laugh so many years as a local in Manhattan - what a waste :p

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#78953 - 01/14/04 01:57 AM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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It was a pretty big mess when I was coming home from school today around 3. Huge crowds were waiting on Main Street bound platforms waiting for a train to bring them to the nearest express stations and service was a bit erratic. I was surprised to see a lot of people on a 111st Stret bound train. The platform was fairly crowded already when I passed above it and the 111 train was the next local.
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#78954 - 01/14/04 01:20 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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The R62A's are f*cking up the 7. Right now, its filled with R62A's to capacity. Too many will=too many breakdowns
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#78955 - 01/14/04 02:50 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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The R62A's are f*cking up the 7. Right now, its filled with R62A's to capacity. Too many will=too many breakdowns
No there are not - i think there are actually fewer R62A's than there were total redbirds as R62A's have a higher MDBF than the redbird so R62A's are better than those redbirds - give it up Redbirds are gone and the R62A's are staying for another 15-20 years :rolleyes: If you hate the 7 line so much now just move to some other line :rolleyes:

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#78956 - 01/14/04 05:01 PM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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By the time I got on the 7 last night, about 5:35, everything was back to normal.

This morning's another story... frown

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#78957 - 01/15/04 12:47 AM Re: 7 F'ed up... Again
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By the time I got on the 7 last night, about 5:35, everything was back to normal.

This morning's another story... frown
At least it was normal for the latter half wink In this weather I'm not going to risk the 7 and will opt for the Q. Blvd lines then transfer at 74th shocked

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