New York City Subway Car Fleet September 2009 through June 2010
Changes May 2008 to July 2009 and Changes January 2009 to August 2009 - NYCT Cars - Sept 2009 to June 2010 - NYCT Cars - Current Car Fleet

CLASS Sept 15 Oct 15 Nov 14 Dec 15 Dec 25
Updated to Jan 9
Jan 20 Feb 27 March 15 April 17 May 15 June 18 June 27
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
R-62
ALL
1150¤   1139   1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139
R-142
ALL
1630   1630   1630  1630  1630  1630  1630  1630  1630  1630  1630  1630  1630
Total IRT   2769   2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769
R-32 600 240  242  240  236  236  242  234  240  240  240  240  240 
R-42 400 160  142  100  50  64*  64*  64*  64*  64*  64*  64*  50 
R-44 300 272   272   272  272  272  264  260  260  208  164  136  136 
R-46 754 752   752  752  752  752  752  752  752  752  752  752  752 
R-68 425 425   425  425  425  425  425  425  425  425  425  425  425 
R-68A 200 200   200  200  200  200  200  200  200  200  200  200  200 
R-143 212 212   212  212  212  212  212  212  212  212  212  212  212 
R-160 1662 1270  1320  1370  1410  1440  1450  1500  1540  1590  1636  1662  1662 
Total BMT/IND 3531  3565   3571   3557   3601  3609  3647  3693  3691   3693   3691  3677
Grand Total 6300 6334 6340 6326 6370 6378 6416 6462 6460 6462 6460 6446
SIRT                        
R-44A 34 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
R-44B 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
R-44A-TA 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
R-44B-TA 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total 63 63 63 63 63 63 63 63 63 63 63 63

R-143 total note - Four R-143 cars were involved in a wreck at Rockaway Parkway on the L. Three remain on the property at 207th St, but # 8277 is confirmed to be back at the manufacturer for rebuilding.
R-62 total note - Eleven R-62 cars have been lost to mishaps. (cars 1366-70, 1435-37, 39, 40,1909)
R-44 SIRT note - The 64 car fleet of the Staten Island railway are now included. Rumors abound that they will be replaced with a future order of BMT/IND cars, however at least five are currently in Coney Island for overhaul. The SIRT fleet will be overhauled.
R-44 total note - The 12 cars marked TA were originally operated on the BMT-IND and were equipped with GE controls, as were the 52 original SIRT cars.
SIRT original A car 402 has been stripped at CI after the derailment at Tottenville 12/26/08.
R-160 total note - The total R-160 count will not be provided until the entire order is completed.
R-160 Note - 8/30/2009 - The official Operations Planning designations of the R-160B Fleet has been split into R-160B1 (Alstom controls), and R-160B2 (Siemens controls)
R-44 & R-46 Missing cars - 9/14/2009 - Nine cars were scrapped prior to the renumbering from the 100-399 series to the 5300+ series: 109, 120, 132, 176, 215, 248, 288, 315, and 385.
Car 227 was transferred to the Randalls Island fire training school (after it was in a fire).
Six R-44 cars were scrapped after the renumbering: 5248, 5282-83, 5285, 5319, and 5402.
Mis-mated set of remianing cars: 5270-5249-5271-5284.
R-46 cars 941 and1054 were scrapped before the renumbering from the 500-1278 to the 5482+ series.
December 2009 - The R-42 fleet is down to 50 cars assigned to ENY pending the arrival of the last set of four car units of the R-160A order, 9943-9974.
It's getting closer to the C going to 600' trains of 10 car R-32 or eight car R-46. There is a new car assignment sheet due out early 2010.
December 25, 2009 Rumor - 14 R-42 cars will be reactivated and assigned to ENY. 272 R-46 cars will be transfered from Jamaica to Pitkin to replace the entire R-44 fleet before the remaining R-32 and R-42 cars.
January 20, 2010 - R-44 cars removed from service: 5290/5291/5293/5292 and 5342/5343/5345/5344
February 27, 2010 - The 14 R-42 (12/25/09 rumor) cars held back from scrap are still not in service.
R-44 5354/5355/5357/5356 have been taken out of service.
April7, 2010 - From December 18, 2009 through April 17, 2010, 64 R-44 cars have been retired.
A total of 1,232 R-32 through R-42 class cars have been reefed through April 17, 2010.
May 24, 2010 - A total of 108 R-44 cars have been removed from service. The service cuts of June 2010 will probably see the remaining 164 cars out of service. It remains to be seen if they will be scrapped or held for better times.
R-142 Pelham Note - 8/17/2009 (updated 5/24/2010) - Pelham cars 7631-7635 have been out of service at 207th St Shop for a number of months, for an electical problem. The actual count of available cars there is 455, though the official assigned cars remains 460. The cars were returned to service on April 19, 2010, returning Pelham to it's full car count.
Notes to June 18, 2010The MTA has advertised a bid for 290 R-179 contract cars. This is the total of the remaining R-32’s and R-42’s that were active on May 1. the contract calls for 50 5-car sets to replace the R-32's and 10 4-car sets to replace the R-42's. There is also an option for 10 more 5-car sets that would bring the total order at 340 cars.
The 14 remaining R-42's, that have been stored are now marked Not OK For Service. However the car assignments for the new M srevice has not yet been released. Next month, these cars will be removed form the counts if they are not used.
Notes to June 27, 2010 - All of the R-160's have been delivered. The only remaining changes due are the removal of the remaining R-44 fleet, which will probably happen as more R-46 car are transfered from Jamaica to Pitkin/207th.
The 14 R-42 cars have been removed from the list.
The TA's official counts still include nine R-110B cars, that are not in this list.
Notes to July 15, 2010 - There remain only 28 R-44 cars in A service. There are four R-46 cars that are yet to be placed into service at Pitkin and a few more that need to be transfered from Jamaica to Pitkin. 207th is 100% R-32 and Pitkin will become 100% R-46 by the next update.
R-44 notes - July 19, 2010 - I received an e-mail on July 19th saying that some R-44 cars have been on the C in recent days. I confirmed that 12 R-44 cars had been reactivated and placed into service there. With this, they are supposed to be off the A, but as all car assignments are guides, they might still be there too. The main reason for the reactivation was the air conditioning of some of the R-32 cars is not reliable and with heat of 2010, it was felt necessary to rescue the passengers. This will mean that the R-44 cars will remain in service until at least the end of the summer.
R-44 notes - Sept 16, 2010 - The R-44 mainline fleet is out of service with effective September 16. (Updated 10/16/2010 with official confirmation)
R-32 notes - Dec 12, 2010 - 10 R-32 cars have been converted to refuse flat cars.

R-32 notes - March 1, 2011 - After use on the fall season gel trains, eight more cars removed form service.

R-142A notes - March 1, 2011 - Althought I did not remove them from the count, five R-142A cars have been removed from service at Westchester Yard (#6 - Pelham servcie) for conversion to CBTC prototyping. Five more cars will be added to the test at some later date.

Kris Datta's SUBWAY CAR DATASHEET every car number in and out of service for all car classes from R-32 up.
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