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Old 05-14-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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For the past three weeks I have caught the #5 train at Grand Central headed toward Flatbush. Each time the train was re-routed and went down the #3 Train route and you had to change to the #2 train at Franklin Avenue to go to Flatbush. Also, the computer map on the #5 train always says it's a #2. Anyone know why this is happening?
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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For the past three weeks I have caught the #5 train at Grand Central headed toward Flatbush. Each time the train was re-routed and went down the #3 Train route and you had to change to the #2 train at Franklin Avenue to go to Flatbush. Also, the computer map on the #5 train always says it's a #2. Anyone know why this is happening?
I take this train every single day from Grand Central, and that hasn't happened to me.. weird. I know they were taking the 2 trains out at night, and weekends, but I didn't hear anything about the 5. What computer map? There's just a printed map, which might be wrong because they interchange the 2 and the 5 at Flatbush Ave. depending on what train is already in the station.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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For the past three weeks I have caught the #5 train at Grand Central headed toward Flatbush. Each time the train was re-routed and went down the #3 Train route and you had to change to the #2 train at Franklin Avenue to go to Flatbush. Also, the computer map on the #5 train always says it's a #2. Anyone know why this is happening?
Hmm..that's interesting. What time were you taking these trains? Could have something to do with it...maybe track/switch maintenance. I know that the 4 runs on the 3 in BK up to New Lots during weekends and I think late night after 11pm. Come to think of it...I think I recall seeing some Utica Ave bound 5 trains being ran during the daytime As for the the electronic map...that's pretty common on routes that are run concurrently and that run the same type of train car. I see t sometimes on the E where you'll get on and the map will display F train stops and vice versa.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: NYC
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This happened around 4PM each time.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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This happened around 4PM each time.
That's really strange.. there's nothing posted about day work, only during the night. Good thing to keep in mind though for the next few days when I have to go to Brooklyn College to take Finals at around that time.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It could also be that MTA's wonderful new ATS (= Automatic Train System), which now operates the IRT division, isn't working exactly as designed. And when you combine a new system--one that wasn't designed for the subways in New York--with an elimination of tower operator jobs (tower operators being the human beings, as opposed to computers, who run railroads), well...

Those of us who happen to work for MTA occasionally have a better grasp of reality than the people in the suits and ties. And that's all I'm going to say on the matter.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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Thanks. To avoid the #5 train overall, I took the #2 train from Times Square to Flatbush and had no problems.
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