Ever been on a train where someone pulled the emergency brake? It SUUUUUUCKS.
My train had the brake pulled this morning. Luckily, I was up and out very early this morning, so I don’t think there will be much of an impact on the overall line.
Anyway, we were stopped at the station when it was pulled. The first order of business is that the train crew has to find out what happened. They know the brake has been pulled, but not why. I have a feeling on these older trains that they can’t tell which car without checking each one.
So they start checking car by car. Turns out it was some punk that pulled it and ran. No real emergency. However, the police still need to come. Now you can see how the time starts ticking away.
Also, other MTA workers have to come inspect the car. Apparently, it isn’t as easy as just taking off the E-brake and moving on. It’s a whole complicated process to rearm the emergency brake so that the train can keep moving.
Obviously, that train is no longer an option for now. People now are scrambling to figure out an alternative. Trains are bypassing this stop since this train is suck here. So it is time to hoof it to the nearest express stop, which is not in the same direction. Great.
Live from the subway, back to you in studio…
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It makes you wonder why the hell they don’t come up with a better system. It’s pathetic!
Yet another reason I have complete faith in the MTA in case of an emergency.