Holy Construction

Wow was there a lot of construction on the tracks this weekend!

Saturday, I thought I would run out to do some shopping.  I needed some new clothes and shoes, so I thought I’d head down to the Herald Square area to cruise the stores.

An hour later, I finally made it.  Normally, that trip would have been about 20 minutes or so.  Not this time.

I was excited because the train came almost right away.  Jumped on, and we pulled about 100 yards out of the station, and stopped.  Waiting.  Waiting.  Still waiting.

If that bitch on the intercom said “Please be patient” one more time…

So then we got to the next station.  Doors open and we wait.  Waiting.  Waiting.  Then we pull out, only this time we were moving about 10 feet a minute.

This was the entire trips worth.  It wasn’t even like I had the option to get off and transfer to a different train. Trust me, if that had been an option, I would have done it.

In all seriousness, I could have made it from the UWS Mid 80’s to 34th Street in half the time this train took.

The track gangs were everywhere.  One can only hope that they made  huge amount of progress in this one shot.  They were there overnight too.  That’s understandable, but you don’t see it in the middle of the day like that.

2 thoughts on “Holy Construction

  1. same here blogger. i got on the downtown #1 at 215, no problem and made it all the way down to Christopher street ( i did notice #2,#3 express service out, but thats no surprise)

    When it was time to go back uptown, the #1 came far and few between and each train was jam packed. I finally squeeze on a #2 train and ride it to 96th where there was a mob of people waiting for a #1….which never came.

    So i got impatient, plus my stomach hurt so i started walking. I walked, and walked, and walked some more, but then the pain overtook me so i did a bee-line to a pizzeria where they wouldnt let u use the bathroom unless you paid for something so i feigned interest in a slice before stopping in.

    Afterwards, i continued to walk, from 96th all the way to 145th before i ran out of steam and decided to just wait it out. the train eventually came, but thanx MTA for the heads up


  2. I wonder if they were doing track work on the 456. I waited 20 minutes for a 6 train at about 4:45pm on Saturday. When it finally came, it was PACKED. Of course, after one stop, the conductor announced it would become express, meaning that I waited 20 minutes for a train that would not stop at my station anyway. I hoofed it in the freezing cold and ended up late to my friend’s party



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