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The R68's manufacturers suffered from significant system integration problems.
Poor communication and coordination between the carbody builder (ANF Industrie) and the chassis assembler (Westinghouse) led to operational failures. During the beginning of service, the R68s had problems with malfunctioning doors, faulty wiring, electrical controls that suddenly lost power, and malfunctioning air brakes. Another problem occurred on November 11, 1986, when a train of R68s failed to climb the grade on the Manhattan Bridge.
However, extensive work performed by the New York City Transit Authority provided solutions to the fleet's many problems.
The R68, therefore, became the first subway fleet to have an option order.
The R68s are based in the Concourse Yard in the Bronx and the Coney Island Complex in Brooklyn and assigned to the B, D, G, N, W and Franklin Avenue Shuttle.