Elliot “Lee” Sander, the MTA executive director and chief executive, said Wednesday that weekend service on the No. 7 train could be restored for the March 17 holiday, which falls on a Saturday.

That’s right ladies and gents, lads and lassies, you too are invited to come into Manhattan for St. Patrick’s Day.  But let’s not [...]

Muaahhh…Fun Evil

Posted on February 28th, 2007 by The SUBWAYblogger in Crime

Not that we condone illegal graffiti, especially of advertisements, but this just looks too fun.  Yes ladies and gentlemen, now you can print out graffiti from your home computer and stick it to subway advertisements.
Not just any graffiti either.  Why bother taking out your black magic marker to give that binki model a Hitler mustache [...]

SUBWAYblogger reader Lee tipped us to this article by the Daily News about the top 10 reasons trains are thrown off schedule.  What are the reasons?

Track work
Signal Trouble
Guard-light trouble (huh?)
Sick Customers
Customers holding doors
Emergency Brakes triggered; no cause found (that’s not comforting)
Broken rail (lovely)
Unruly riders
System Maintenance (isn’t that the same as #1?)
Emergency brakes triggered by signal

4,270 [...]

Did you ever ride a train where the overhead speakers hum nonstop? Sometimes a hum, a ring, a buzz, or a SIREN.
Sometimes you don’t even notice it at first. Then, a few stops later, you can’t figure out why your head feels like it is going to explode.
It’s almost a cruel form of torture. Most [...]

We were tipped off to this by Gothamist, and boy does it smell of BS.
Virgin Vacations (as in British based Virgin Atlantic Airlines) rated the top 11 Underground Transit systems in the world.  Well whada you know, London’s Tube came in at #1.  A little bias don’t you think?
The New York City Subway didn’t even [...]

Ok so tonight’s “Live from the Subway” post is only a pseudo “live” post.  I was inspired to post about this guy, but truly, only video would do it justice.  So instead of writing about him while I was at 42nd Street, I decided to search YouTube for a video of him.  It’s the kind [...]

A note to our readers

Posted on February 26th, 2007 by The SUBWAYblogger in Uncategorized

Dear SUBWAYblogger readers,
We’ve recently made some changes on the backend that will hopefully improve the performance of this site. Over the past couple weeks, there has been a noticeable increase in page load time. Basically, it was taking a lot longer than it should for the main page to load.
Mainly, this is due [...]

 
Yay!  The electronic message boardsalong the L line are up and running.  Uhhh…wait…no, maybe they aren’t.  Are they broken already?
In some cases yes, and not just with quirky little bugs.  It turns out that people are actually stealing the copper wiring that the signs are hooked up to!  The copper cabling is very valuable, and [...]

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