So the trend of late for the 1 Train is to do construction or service work in the middle of the damn day. No no, not on the platforms…on the tracks.
From 10:30 to 3:00 on weekdays, there’s no service on certain sections of the tracks on the Upper West Side.
Lately, I’ve been working on a project at Columbia, so I’m riding up there often. I usually get up there before 10:30a and leave after 3p. So I’ve never really noticed the service changes. Not today though.
I wrapped up my meetings at 11a today, and started to head downtown. Get to the platform, and there was the hot pink tape. Blocking the stairs to the platforms.
Now, wouldn’t you expect to see the tape before you walked through the turnstile? Yeah, me too. I have an unlimited card so it doesn’t matter, but I would be pissed if I had a pay per ride, and had to go get a refund.
Written there in sharpie marker on white paper was a note from the token booth attendant telling me to walk alllll the way down to 96th Street. Wonderful.
At least it was something like 75 degrees out today. If it had been freezing cold or raining, this rant may never have ended.