For a few weeks now, the 1, 2, 3 lines have been making weird connections. There is some construction happening on the 1 line, but that’s nothing unusual at all. For some reason, the trains are waiting extra long at the joint platforms. Are they waiting to make connections with express trains?
Sometimes the local train waits for two express trains to come by. It’s getting really annoying.
It’s definitely not train traffic. How do I know? Because I had to wait 2o minutes for the train to come in the first place. I know there isn’t another train ahead of us for at least 8 stops.
“We are being held in the station by the train’s dispatcher. Please be patient.”
Once in a while, I can be patient. Every trip is getting a bit much.
Also, isn’t “dispatcher” a bit much for this person’s title. They aren’t dispatching trains anywhere. The extent of their dispatching includes: 1) Stop. 2) Go. That’s it.
The person on the other end of the police and fire radios are dispatchers. They’re actually doing work. Not sure that a “train dispatcher” does besides keep the trains from running into each other. Its not like they’re telling them to take a left or something.
I guess the only time they need to spring into action is when they have to divert trains around incidents or construction at which point they are just transferring tracks. Anyway, I digress.