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Offline 68jk09

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NEW TRANSIT BOX #s.
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:08:44 PM »
Anybody have any info on new box #s being used for operations in NY Transit Facilities...(subways etc) ?.....Possibly for tracking purposes ?

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NEW TRANSIT BOX #s.
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:08:44 PM »

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Re: NEW TRANSIT BOX #s.
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 02:33:40 PM »
The new box numbers were created to help 911's Sprint link them to Starfire. In their system they use station numbers. When Sprint sent the station number to Starfire as an address, it had no idea how to convert it to a street location.

Now, the station numbers are part of the box number. (e.g. station 24 in Brooklyn is box 7024.) In Queens , however, we're using 400 series boxes since they already had a 7000 series.
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Re: NEW TRANSIT BOX #s.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 11:11:38 PM »
Had an interesting little something something pop up the other night. If the train line entered into Starfire does not stop at that station(IE IND A 72 Street, it's express normally and local at night), you get the street box number.
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