Holy Construction

Posted on January 27th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Weekend

Wow was there a lot of construction on the tracks this weekend!
Saturday, I thought I would run out to do some shopping.  I needed some new clothes and shoes, so I thought I’d head down to the Herald Square area to cruise the stores.
An hour later, I finally made it.  Normally, that trip would have [...]

Uncivilsociety reminds us of a somewhat darker time in subway history.  This ad once ran on the subways in a pre-civil rights era.  It combines two themes in one ad that today would be considered unbelievably offensive.
First, the tongue-in-cheek way they use “women voting.”  As if it were an inevitability.  Then again, as we all [...]

Has there been an insane amount of transit failures this week, or is it me?
There was Tuesday’s insanity, with what was first reported as a train derailment.  Turns out to have been a fairly massive mechanical failure.
Then, there was today’s crap on the 1, 2, and 3 line.  Still don’t know what the hell that [...]

Well, it seems that the meteorologists have scared off commuters this morning.
Not quite sure why. All you had to do was look out your window to see the massive “swing and a miss” they pulled last night.
I don’t even think it got below 40 degrees!
Anyway, there seems to be very few [...]

Amtrak workers could go on strike as early as January 30th.  As with all strikes, there’s a much broader impact than you first think.
An Amtrak strike has affect on virtually all rail related travel.  What most people don’t realize is Amtrak controls the signals coming in and out of Penn Station.  This means all the [...]

Ummm…psycho

Posted on January 13th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Scary People, This just in

Remember when we discussed the 1,944 people who saw something and said something? Yeah, well this guy took it personally.
He claims to call the reporting hotline 3 to 4 times a day! Psycho!
Who does that? You’re not helping anything. When you call that often, you know they hang up the phone [...]

Tonight/Tomorrow’s snow could be the subway system’s  first test of 2008.  Wet weather tends to cause massive cluster f*cks on most lines.
All it takes is a hold up ad ONE point on a line, and the entire line suffers.   So what do we hope to avoid?
Snow in general isn’t an issue most of the time.  [...]

So the trend of late for the 1 Train is to do construction or service work in the middle of the damn day.  No no, not on the platforms…on the tracks.
From 10:30 to 3:00 on weekdays, there’s no service on certain sections of the tracks on the Upper West Side.
Lately, I’ve been working on a [...]

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