Two east bound trains entering the Jamaica Queens station collided when apparently one of them derailed, and hit the other train.
Apparently, one of the trains had two cars derail, which then bumped a neighboring train.
The LIRR is calling the incident a minor/low impact derailment.  There are a reported 20 minor injuries, and no major injuries.
The [...]

The Straphangers Campaign released a report on the improvement of subway cleanliness. They say that the state of train dirt and has improved over the past few years.
I guess, for the most part, that is true in my observation.
They found that the L train and 7 train were the cleanest this year. [...]

Remember way back when the MTA promised that part of the new fare hike would include some general system upgrades with a $30 million improvement package? Yeah well, the MTA has decided they’re just gonna hold off on that for a lil bit.
This is such bullshit, it drives me nuts. If this is [...]

Subway Mariachi Band

Posted on March 24th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Video

I love a good subway mariachi band.  By far the most entertaining of the “on-train” subway performances.

There may be hope after all!
Gov. David Paterson announced his support of Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan for NYC.
“Congestion pricing addresses two urgent concerns of the residents of new York City and its suburbs: The Need to reduce congestion on our streets and roads, and thereby reduce pollution, and the need to raise significant revenue [...]

There’s a new subway hero in town, and his name is Veeramuthu Kalimuthu, a Columbia University mechanic.
It was Wednesday when Kalimuthu was waiting for his train at 116th Street. A person on the platform across from him (other side of the tracks) fell on to the tracks. People began screaming and yelling.
Just then, [...]

Rain Delay

Posted on March 20th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Transit Failures, Video

How do you know it’s raining out in NYC? Your commute will probably look something like this…or worse.

Let me sum up what you’re seeing. You stand on the musty platform waiting forever for your train to arrive. It finally does, and maybe you’re lucky enough to get on.
A few stops later, you [...]

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