Posts Tagged ‘citi’

New logo for the (7) local train

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

You may have noticed the fancy new LED signs that have popped up on the (7) – Flushing Line subway trains. These LED signs show a green circle for local trains and a red diamond for express trains. And the reason for them is because between runs, the subway train crews often don’t have time to change all the manual rollsigns in all the subway cars to reflect that, for example, an inbound that was an express is now an outbound that is a local. With the LED signs, local/express designations can now be electronically changed on all the cars, all at once.

Well, even though these LED signs have been around for a bit, it seems New York City Transit really hasn’t said much about them. On paper notices, and on the website, the symbol for the (7) local has remained the purple circle, and the symbol for the (7) express has remained the purple diamond.

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Until now.

Starting with the Mets – Willets Point Station Accessibility Poster seen in the link and in the images down below, the (7) local is being shown as a black circle surrounded by an outer ring of green LEDs.

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big (7) local

mini (7) local

mini (7) local

I don’t know if this is an official change or what, but this is the first I’ve seen these new logos. If you’ve seen them used before, please let me know.

Here’s the poster:

click to see the poster full-size

click to see the poster full-size

NYC Subway celebrates opening days at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

New York City Transit wants you to “Take the Train to the Game” when it comes to New York baseball. And while that includes the number 7 subway to Citi Field, the B, D, and 4 subway lines to the new Yankee Stadium, and a few bus lines no one has ever heard of, does it also include historic nostalgia subway trains from the New York Transit Museum collection?

Well, they’ve done it before – they ran the Train of Many Colors (aka the SMEEs) to both the final METS opening day and the final METS game at Shea Stadium last year, and they ran the Lo-V train to the final YANKEES game at the old Yankee Stadium last year.

And now NYCT is advertising the opening days at brand new Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium as a “Special Event” (click on the poster below).

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Seems like they are going all out. So we may just be going for some historical subway rides two weeks from now!