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Encyclopedia > R160A (New York City Subway car)
R160A
An R160A at Nostrand Avenue during testing on the A in autumn 2006.
An R160A at Nostrand Avenue during testing on the A in autumn 2006.

In service 2006-present
Manufacturer Alstom
Number built 400 cars (base order), with an option order of 360 cars (purchased on July 25, 2007), with another 260 cars still on option, for a total of 1,020 possible cars.
Formation 4 or 5 car sets
Capacity 240 (cab)
246 (no cab)
Operator Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Lines served L, M, N, J, and Z
Specifications
Car length 18.34m (60 ft 2.5 inches)
Width 2.9m (9ft 9.28 inches)
Height 3.7m (12ft .36 inches)
Maximum speed 88km/h (55mph)
Weight 38.6t (85,200lb) when empty
55.3t (122,000lb) when full
Gauge 1,435mm (4ft 8½ inches)
Voltage 600V DC third rail

The R160A is a class of 400 New York City Subway cars being built by Alstom Transportation. The R160A base order is part of a $961,687,121 contract funded in part by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The R160 is designed to operate on the New York City Transit Authority's lettered lines ("B" Division), and intended to replace older subway cars. Some of these older subway cars have been in service since 1964. The primary base order of the R160 class consists of 660 cars. The base order was broken into R160A and R160B classes because the cars are being built by different manufacturers. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 290 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The R160A subway cars at Nostrand Avenue. ... Nostrand Avenue is a two level express station on the New York City Subways IND Fulton Street Line. ... 207th Street to Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park note: dashed line shows rush hour only service The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation, railway signalling; and manufacturing trains (e. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ... Eighth Avenue to Rockaway Parkway The L 14th Street–Canarsie Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway, running local along the full length of the BMT Canarsie Line at all times. ... The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The N Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... This article is about the metric tonne. ... The dominant rail gauge in each country shown Rail gauge is the distance between the inner sides of the two parallel rails that make up a railway track. ... This a list of the voltages, etc. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation, railway signalling; and manufacturing trains (e. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, Transit, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... This, so far, is the newest and possibly the largest car order in the New York City Subway history. ...


Alstom is assembling 400 R160A cars at its manufacturing plant in Hornell, New York. Kawasaki is assembling 260 R160B cars at its plant in Yonkers, New York.[1] Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation, railway signalling; and manufacturing trains (e. ... Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. ... This, so far, is the newest and possibly the largest car order in the New York City Subway history. ...


The R160A base order is further broken down into two different sets. R160A-1 sets are 4 car sets that will run on the BMT's Eastern Division (the J, L, M, and Z lines) because the platform lengths on these lines cannot accommodate longer trains. The R160A-2 sets are 5 car sets. The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Eighth Avenue to Rockaway Parkway The L 14th Street–Canarsie Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway, running local along the full length of the BMT Canarsie Line at all times. ... The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ...


Currently, R160A-1s are running on the L, M, J, and Z services. R160A-1s 8313-8556 and R160A-2s 8653-8662 have been delivered so far. R160A-1s 8313-8504 are in service.[1][2][3] . One R160A-2 10 car set (8653-8662) is currently running on the N line. Eighth Avenue to Rockaway Parkway The L 14th Street–Canarsie Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway, running local along the full length of the BMT Canarsie Line at all times. ... The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The N Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


On July 25, 2007, the MTA had ordered 360 additional R160As, part of the option order. These cars are to arrive by 2009.

Contents

Features

One of the major changes and highlights of the new cars is the addition of the electronic "FIND" (Flexible Information and Notice Display) display, which includes an LCD screen displaying the route, route information and advertisements, and a tri-color (red, yellow, green) LED strip map which displays the next ten stations, plus five consecutive "further stations" to riders. There will be three of these in every car. The display updates the stations at every stop, also giving the number of stops to each station listed, and replaces a plastic card which had a set route and stations printed on, which was used in the R142, R142A, R142S, and R143 cars. This allows instant route or line changes with the correct information, which includes, but is not limited to, omitting of certain stops. The term RAS syndrome refers to the use of one of the words that make up an initialism or acronym as well as the abbreviation itself, thus in effect repeating that word. ... External links LEd Category: TeX ... A train of R142s on the 4 line is seen in the Bronx. ... A R142A trainset on the 6 line approaches Parkchester station in the Bronx. ... R142S is a supplement to R142A built by Kawasaki in 2003-2004. ... R143 running on the BMT Canarsie Line L Service R-143 is the designation given to the next generation of IND/BMT division cars, contract awarded to Kawasaki Rail Car of Yonkers, NY. These cars are very similar to the Kawasaki R142A in terms of interior appointments, door motors, strip...


Production problems

Alstom has encountered significant production problems since being awarded the base contract. In July 2005, Alstom missed its contractual deadline to deliver a 10-car test train, which arrived five months late in December, to the New York City Transit Authority. Alstom requested three additional months to deliver the test train. In addition, the Transit Authority rejected several car shells made in a plant in Lapa, Brazil, near São Paulo, after discovering welding defects. [4] Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation, railway signalling; and manufacturing trains (e. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, Transit, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ...


Delivery problems

Alstom is also behind on its delivery schedule. Alstom was to have delivered 200 out of the 400 car base order by September 2007. However, by that month, Alstom had only delivered 80 cars. [5] Under the base contract, Alstom agreed to pay damages of $800 a day for late deliveries of four-car trains, and $1,000 a day for five-car trains. However, the Transit Authority has not yet fined Alstom for its late deliveries and was negotiating with Alstom to accelerate their delivery schedule. The 200 cars were delivered 7 months late in early April. As of May, 2008, Alstom has delivered 254 cars. Alstom has to send 146 cars left for the base order to be complete.


Specifications

Car Builder Alstom Transport Inc., Hornell, NY and Lapa, Brazil
Car Body Pure stainless steel with fiberglass front and rear bonnets.
Unit Numbers 4 Car Set: 8313-8652 and 5 Car Set: 8653-8712
Fleet size 760 cars (including options purchased on July 25, 2007)
Car dimensions Length: 60 feet, 2-1/2 inches (18.3 m)
Width: 10 feet (3.048 m)
Height: 12 feet, 1-5/8 inches (3.7 m)
Car weight 85,200 lb
Track Gauge 4 feet, 8-1/2 inches (1.435 m)
Maximum Operating Speed 55 MPH (Maximum design speed around 65 MPH)
Brakes Dynamic braking propulsion system; WABCO friction braking system
Propulsion System Alstom Onix AC Traction
Seating capacity Cab car (A car): 40 (42 for cars 8313 - 8320 and 8653 - 8662) / No Cab (B car): 44
Standing Capacity Cab car: 200 (198 for cars 8313 - 8320 and 8653 - 8662), No cab: 202
Total capacity (seating plus standing) Cab car: 240, No cab: 246
Built in 4-Car sets or 5-Car sets
Cost per new car USD$1.3 million

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See also

The R160B is a class of New York City Subway cars. ...

References

  1. ^ MTA Press Release #24 2002
  2. ^ R160A 8316 approaching New Lots Avenue station in service on L.
  3. ^ R160A 8337 at New Lots Avenue station in service on L.
  4. ^ New York Times.
  5. ^ New York Post.

External links

  • nycsubway.org: R160 cars
  • MTA initiatives
  • http://nycsubway.org/perl/show?74909 R160 Car; Photo By Philip D'Allesandro - R160 In service On the J Line


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