Following an Earlier Incident…

Posted on June 9th, 2008 by Todd in Transit Failures

“Following an earlier incident 2,3,4 and 5 train service has resumed with residual delays.”
They kept telling us there was a “track event” at 138th street.  I was stuck on a 4 train for 20 minutes between 59th and 86th st.  I had it good though, the car had A.C.  The people waiting at 86th were [...]

Dear Subway Blogger,
Last night around 11:30 a man jumped in front of the 23 uptown at 96th street.  I was in the first car and it was really awful.  The train conductor confirmed that it was a jumper; she said “he was facing the other direction; he just whirled around and jumped.”  It was such [...]

An escalator can never break. It can only become stairs. You would never see an “Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order” sign, just “Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.”  – Comedian Mitch Hedberg
The late Mitch Hedberg had it right.
I wanted to write a post about the ridiculous state of the subway auxiliary services.  Unfortunately, it [...]

I must say, I had excellent subway timing today. It has been a really, really long time since I got to the platform and walked right onto the train both times today.
There was no waiting whatsoever for me today. I got to work early, and got home ahead of schedule.
I’m always a little [...]

As if we don’t have enough things to dodge in the subway, like homeless bums. Now we have to watch out for bed bugs.
“…reported seeing the bugs on wooden benches at the Union Square and Fordham Road stations in Manhattan and The Bronx, respectively.”
I generally avoid sitting on those gross wooden benches on the platform, [...]

A few days ago, we blogged about the Music Underground Program and the video that the NY Times posted.
Now, NPR is taking the idea in another direction.  They chose their favorite four musicians (out of 50) and posted clips on their site.  Now, they want you to go vote for your favorite.  The mini contest [...]

Tonight around 5pm, an N train jumped the tracks. There have been conflicting reports of whether or not it was just one car or two that derailed…not that it matters. The fact is that there was a subway derailment.
Passengers on board had to be removed with a rescue train. Typically, this means a train that [...]

Subway Idol Auditions

Posted on May 2nd, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Video

The New York Times has really stepped up its online video mojo.  I haven’t looked at any of their vids in a long time, but today one caught my eye called “Subway Idol.”
It is a very well produced story or mini documentary about a musician auditioning for Music Under New York, a program that funds [...]

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