“Shut up kid.”

Posted on February 26th, 2009 by The SUBWAYblogger in Kids, Tourists

This morning I had a little kid standing near me with his little sister and parents.  Overhearing the conversation, it turns out that the dad used to live in Manhattan years ago.  The family was in town on vacation.
It started off with them jumping on the train.  Dad told the kids where to hold on, [...]

Subway (and bus) ridership in 2008 hit an all time high according to a report released by the MTA.
There were 2.37 billion subway and bus rides.  That’s billion with a B.  Billion.  Can you even fathom that number?  It blows my mind.
That big number represents a 3.1% increase.
Of that, there were 1.62 billion subway rides, [...]

Around 7:30am, a report of a person struck by a train went out across police radios.
The incident occurred around 116th Street & Broadway on the Uptown 1 line.  The thing we find odd is the report that the person was dead on arrival between 116th and 125th.  That makes it sound like the person may [...]

Dustin Dibble, 25, of Brooklyn fell onto the subway tracks back in April of 2006.  A train came and ran over his leg.  Unfortunately, the leg had to be amputated at the calf.
Dibble was drunk at the time and reportedly had a BAC of .18.
The courts just awarded him $2.3 million!
They found that the train [...]

Wierd Transfers?

Posted on February 14th, 2009 by The SUBWAYblogger in Live Blogging On the Subway

For a few weeks now, the 1, 2, 3 lines have been making weird connections.  There is some construction happening on the 1 line, but that’s nothing unusual at all.  For some reason, the trains are waiting extra long at the joint platforms.  Are they waiting to make connections with express trains?
Sometimes the local train [...]

Last month, we told you about Dunkin’ Donuts plan to hand out free Metrocards around New York City.  Now, DD tells SUBWAYblogger that they plan to hand out gift cards to rail riders!  Some may even get $99 gift cards.
Here’s the details:
Hello Subway Blogger,
Hope all is well! I really appreciated you blogging about Dunkin’s MetroCard promotion last month, [...]

It took me nearly 15 minutes to get a new Metrocard today.  What a freaking cluster f*ck.
I happen to be at a station that is under construction, so it only has two machines at this entrance.  Of course, there’s always a line because there’s only the two machines.
So I got in line.  Once I finally [...]

Subway iPhone Game

Posted on February 1st, 2009 by The SUBWAYblogger in Rider Strategy

Have you played Subway Shuffle for iPhone/iTouch?  It’s pretty damn addictive.
It’s sort of Rubik’s cube like.  Maybe not.  It’s sort of hard to describe, but I will try.
Basically, you have to move your “train” from one end of the puzzle board to the destination.  Along the way, you can only travel on your own line [...]

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