New R-160 trains go into service on the (E) line

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The (E) subway line received its first set of the new R-160 class subway cars over the weekend, and it went into revenue service this morning on the 7:03+ AM train out of Jamaica Center / Parsons Archer. It is scheduled to make several more round trips today and later tonight.

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The (E) line joins the other lines which have run, or are currently running, this new class of subway cars since they passed their 30-day tests, including the (N), (Q), (W), (J), (M), (Z), and (L).

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The arrival of the R-160 subway cars on the (E), in combination with ongoing shifts in car assignments as certain cars are retired,  will likely mean fewer of the older R-32 class subway cars (see below) on the (E) in the upcoming days and weeks.

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5 Responses to “New R-160 trains go into service on the (E) line”

  1. KawasakiPlant says:

    She’s a beauty ain’t she.

  2. jamal says:

    I think the e train should have some R160B SIEMNS SETS. Then jamaica center station would eco with siemns propulsion sounds

  3. Gerald says:

    These new trains look really hott on the E line. I’m a miss the R-32 trains that was on the E line. Those trains were always in good shape. Its crazy that they have to retire. Meanwhile, I feel bad for the A Line, because the R-44 trains breakdown too much and those trains are like falling apart. Should the A be next to receive the R-160 cars after the E Line is 100% equipped with the R-160s? If The C Line receives the R-160 trains, that line will most likely have to go to have 10 cars and also run more trains on that line and the A line. The A line has the longest route for the B Division, don’t get me wrong, and only running 38 trains? That’s not good at all. Samething with the C line, only running 18 trains, and their route is long.

  4. Jamarlin says:

    If you ask me, the A line should have got them first. I mean putting them on all the lines are good. But how can you forget the A line, with the sometime working R44s, I think the A lone deserves it. I remember when the 160 was tested on the A line and even until this day they are still being tested. Why not the famous A line?

  5. Kevin Xie says:

    A train can’t get R160’s because the testing failed and the rockaway don’t meet the requirements for the r160. In other words, not enough power to power up the R160.

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