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 trains were thrown off schedule in 2006. Somehow, that number seems low, no? Or maybe I was unlucky enough to be stuck on 4,000 of those trains. Either way, it seems a bit low.
Overall, the MTA has about 100 categories for transit delays. In other words, they have over 100 excuses to use when you complain about train service. Ahhh, the sweet work of a government job.