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NYC Subway R32s

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#1 Swadian Hardcore

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:25 PM

Which runs of the A/C and J/Z get the R32? Coming from JFK Airport.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:36 PM

Specific runs aren't scheduled by car class, but very few R32's run on the A (the C doesn't serve Howard Beach), while most of the trains on the J/Z are R32's. Go to Jamaica and wait downstairs - if the first train in isn't what you want, the second or third probably will be.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 11:19 PM

On the A/C combined line when I was in NYC a few years ago, I remember the R32s were usually assigned to local trains. This was around SoHo btw. Can't remember specifically if I was on an A or c train.

As I recall from my 2 past NYC trips (2009 and 2013), I agree with DoB. You won't have to wait long for an R32 equipped train, whether you're on the A/C or J/Z line. Like DoB said, at worse it'd be every other train, unless MTA has quietly begun the process of retiring the R32s already. And I'm under the impression they've kept delaying the retirement of those railcars. I'm amazed those railcars have outlived a few types of R__ railcars(i.e. R38s), that were retired sooner!

Edited by dogbert617, 05 August 2017 - 11:22 PM.

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