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2012-05-16 09:07:43 AM
So that is what held me up yesterday.....they kept saying that the train in front of mine was having mechanical difficulties.

Better than when someone jumps on the tracks...then your commute is really screwed.
 
2012-05-16 09:12:40 AM
if the car is packed and people are forced to lean up against the doors and they open while the train is moving, someone could get really messed up that way.
 
2012-05-16 09:37:22 AM
The pro inside joke headline is "Metro opens doors"
 
2012-05-16 09:55:10 AM

7of7: The pro inside joke headline is "Metro opens doors"


Ba-dum-TSH!
 
2012-05-16 11:04:00 AM
Eh, it was the red line; that's just chlorining the gene pool.
 
2012-05-16 11:37:18 AM

kronicfeld: Eh, it was the red line; that's just chlorining the gene pool.


I resemble that remark.
 
2012-05-16 12:02:50 PM
"We told you to step back to allow the doors to close, asshole."

/dingdongdingdong
 
2012-05-16 12:10:46 PM
At least this stuff happens when I'm off. That would have really screwed up my commute. Although, something happens about once a week to do that anyway, but doors opening are new.
 
2012-05-16 12:21:18 PM
Doesn't the red line go by the cemetery? Just toss the body off at that stop and call it good.
 
2012-05-16 01:20:02 PM
I was on the Metra once and this drunk guy held the door open to take a piss. It was impressive.
 
2012-05-16 01:21:05 PM

SlothB77: if the car is packed and people are forced to lean up against the doors and they open while the train is moving, someone could get really messed up that way.


This. This also happened on a train I was one a couple of years ago. Yellow Line crossing the Potomac and suddenly a door flew open while we were over the water. The guy who was standing next to it practically flew across the car when he noticed the door opening.
 
2012-05-16 01:21:48 PM
unhappy
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2012-05-16 01:22:47 PM
The transit agency has been having what it calls "persistent" door problems on its railcars

I remember a couple years ago they opened up when they train was going across a bridge over water. Must have been quite alarming, especially for anyone that was leaning on them at the time. There's pics out there somewhere of that incident, but I can't find them.
 
2012-05-16 01:25:37 PM
Could be worse.........



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2012-05-16 01:25:54 PM
Lindsay Beaver..huh huhh.

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I'd shave her beaver.
 
2012-05-16 01:27:56 PM
They'll say there isn't any problem like they always do and Metro will continue to suck gigantic camel anus.
 
2012-05-16 01:28:01 PM
I got lucky when there was the big metro accident a few years ago. My job had just transfered me to an assignment in Rockville a few weeks prior to that. I was living in Wheaton at the time. I have never really had much problems with metro aside from the elevators and escalators.
 
2012-05-16 01:28:36 PM
FTFA: "It's scary," says rider Jessica Kelly. "I mean, if anyone was leaning on the doors - I know they say don't lean on the doors, but every day there's somebody leaning on the doors - so if there was someone leaning on there at that point, I don't know what would have happened."

THERE'S A REASON THEY SAY THAT ...

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2012-05-16 01:28:37 PM

SlothB77: if the car is packed and people are forced to lean up against the doors and they open while the train is moving, someone could get really messed up that way.


Yeah, fortunately the train was travelling against the commute outside of a high volume area (Northbound away from the city, between Van Ness and Tenleytown). Pictures snapped show the train to be pretty empty. Otherwise, somebody would have fallen out.
 
2012-05-16 01:32:28 PM
On the left coast, dc metro's slightly less repulsive twin sibling, FART... err, ahhh, BART, continues to have "computer problems" between san bruno and millbrae, forcing the poor door openers (train "operators") to take their break time in sfo rather than millbrae, which has no amenities.

I predict a few more weeks of "computer problems", since nobody could ever solve those in cali.

/i thought BART was filthy until I rode dc metro. Okay, they both are filthy.
/killtrain has also been all screwed up due to "trespasser on the tracks"
 
2012-05-16 01:33:16 PM
Sheeze. First lava killing workers and now the tunnels are hungry again. Also it was not a movie man, it was a documentary....

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2012-05-16 01:34:54 PM
Hmmm. They should try this with planes coming into Washington National. Sunday afternoon, when so many Congressmen are returning to DC would be an excellent time.
 
2012-05-16 01:37:05 PM
The feeling is mutual. Especially on the red line.
 
2012-05-16 01:41:17 PM
That's probably not the most dangerous part of riding on the Red Line.

The Orange Line, with the bar car and the complementary Grey Poupon, is much more civilized.
 
2012-05-16 01:43:32 PM

Wellon Dowd: That's probably not the most dangerous part of riding on the Red Line.

The Orange Line, with the bar car and the complementary Grey Poupon, is much more civilized.


Well at least we Red liners dont mingle with the folks from the Green line.
 
2012-05-16 01:45:18 PM

groppet: Wellon Dowd: That's probably not the most dangerous part of riding on the Red Line.

The Orange Line, with the bar car and the complementary Grey Poupon, is much more civilized.

Well at least we Red liners dont mingle with the folks from the Green line.


Fark the blue liners.
 
2012-05-16 01:47:42 PM
This is news? Doors stuck open is such a frequent issue on Muni Metro here in SF that it doesn't make the headlines. And I have to admit, it is pretty exciting to stand next to a subway wall flying by you at 50mph.
 
2012-05-16 01:47:46 PM
Holy shiatbeasts, something had a freak mechanical/technical failure?!

farking blog about it!
 
2012-05-16 01:54:30 PM
a) DC is the worst for moving people on and off trains; you would think people would understand how to move away from the doors to let people off, but they just try to push their way in.

b) Had this happen to me on the blue line in Chicago once. Not very calming to have a 40 foot drop like that, but it was the train that would get you downtown at 9:05 so everyone was running late and nobody said a thing.
 
2012-05-16 01:59:22 PM
Looks like an escalator mechanic was recently transferred to the train door division. No... wait... it worked for a short period of time so... scratch that.
 
2012-05-16 02:02:31 PM
Well, don't leap out the farking open doors, and you'll be fine.
 
2012-05-16 02:03:32 PM

xxmedium: Looks like an escalator mechanic was recently transferred to the train door division. No... wait... it worked for a short period of time so... scratch that.


Win. Metro escalator repairman - best job in the universe.
 
2012-05-16 02:04:32 PM
I remember a few years ago there was a story on the news about people falling on the tracks, getting pushed or whatever. They had this one woman say that they should install gates like do for roller coasters. Yeah like that wont make rush hour 1000X worse.
 
2012-05-16 02:11:31 PM
Obliquely related to the story; fark the Bethesda escalator and rapeatorium elevator.
 
2012-05-16 02:11:44 PM
Hey, Blue Line, I hope you enjoy your decrease capacity next month.

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2012-05-16 02:13:56 PM
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it was an average night. back stage at a show
 
2012-05-16 02:17:56 PM
...and to cover the cost to repair the malfunctioning doors, Metro will now increase fares by 20%.

/"FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU" or something.
 
2012-05-16 02:20:53 PM
Hey, I have to use the blue, yellow and green for my morning and afternoon commute. The two stops I have on the green are always very interesting. I think all the white people get off at Navy Yard.
 
2012-05-16 02:27:23 PM
Wow, I was on that same line between Metro Center and Bethesda like two weeks ago! Sure it was heading away from downtown and I had a row of seats all to myself and everything so it wouldn't have affected me or anyone else in the least... but that could've been me on that train! Really puts life in perspective...
 
2012-05-16 02:29:37 PM
If that happened on my morning subway ride in NYC at least 10 people would be brutally killed per car, possibly myself included.
 
2012-05-16 02:36:04 PM
Imagine in Japan
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I assume it wouldn't matter in India
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2012-05-16 02:54:51 PM

MCStymie: ...and to cover the cost to repair the malfunctioning doors, Metro will now increase fares by 20%.

/"FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU" or something.


Thats the Metro way. Crappier service = higher fares
 
2012-05-16 02:58:29 PM

legion_of_doo: On the left coast, dc metro's slightly less repulsive twin sibling, FART... err, ahhh, BART, continues to have "computer problems" between san bruno and millbrae, forcing the poor door openers (train "operators") to take their break time in sfo rather than millbrae, which has no amenities.

I predict a few more weeks of "computer problems", since nobody could ever solve those in cali.

/i thought BART was filthy until I rode dc metro. Okay, they both are filthy.
/killtrain has also been all screwed up due to "trespasser on the tracks"


I rode Caltrain often back in the 90s. I remember a few times they had the same problem with the doors opening while the train was moving, though it's not like the Metro where the doors open directly to the passenger seating area. The "trespassers" on the tracks I'd heard of were mostily suicides, though there was this one time when we hit a shopping cart left on the tracks. Made a pretty loud bang.
 
2012-05-16 02:59:00 PM

Carn: xxmedium: Looks like an escalator mechanic was recently transferred to the train door division. No... wait... it worked for a short period of time so... scratch that.

Win. Metro escalator repairman - best job in the universe.


Ha. One of my friends is an escalator repairman for Metro. He makes six figures and blames the problems on contractors. I send him pictures of every broken escalator I see.
 
2012-05-16 03:08:27 PM

Bleyo: Ha. One of my friends is an escalator repairman for Metro. He makes six figures and blames the problems on contractors. I send him pictures of every broken escalator I see.


Your friend says the problem is contractors, really? Please tell him to eat shiat, go fark himself, and die in a goddamn fire. And keep sending him pictures of the broken escalators.
 
2012-05-16 03:16:19 PM
For the most part, I try to stay off any train car in the 1000 series. They reek of mildew, the AC hardly ever works, and the seats are as uncomfortable as hell.

6000 series, though...lap of luxury!
 
2012-05-16 03:26:00 PM

bv2112: Bleyo: Ha. One of my friends is an escalator repairman for Metro. He makes six figures and blames the problems on contractors. I send him pictures of every broken escalator I see.

Your friend says the problem is contractors, really? Please tell him to eat shiat, go fark himself, and die in a goddamn fire. And keep sending him pictures of the broken escalators.


^^This.^^ Here's some evidence. Send your "friend" that too.

Wellon Dowd: Hey, Blue Line, I hope you enjoy your decrease capacity next month.

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No one rides the Blue Line except the tourists going to Arlington Cemetery. They can wait while those of us with jobs get to work.
 
2012-05-16 03:29:31 PM
DC metro sucks.

Yesterday, I tried to exchange about $400 of metrobenefits vouchers for weekly passes as I've done in the past. They laughed in my face and told me the program was discontinued. There's nothing on the vouchers that states it can be discontinued, there's nothing there saying anything about an expiration of limited time. The money was taken from my paycheck last year, I hadn't used them because I was out of the country. The manager at the metro center office was nice, but just kept repeating the same BS line. When I asked what I could do he said, "nothing." That's farking theft. Some fat old ghetto worker got loud and laughed in my face, asking me, "where have you been," that ran out a long time ago, all over TV. I told her I was out of the country and she just started off yelling at me, "HAVE A NICE DAY HAVE A NICE DAY HAVE A NICE DAY," with a talk to the hand gesture.

F metro. I'm done. Their incompetence has broken me, I give up. I'm using whatever passes I have left and will drive after that. With their July 1 fare increases it won't matter anyway, it will be cheaper to park than ride that hunk of junk train system they have going there.

Metro used to be so great, that is until the decades of incompetent hiring and promoting unqualified people caught up with them and their neglect to do any such preventative work whatsoever.
 
2012-05-16 03:40:49 PM
Why were you receiving transit subsidy benefits while being out of the country?

Doink_Boink: DC metro sucks.

Yesterday, I tried to exchange about $400 of metrobenefits vouchers for weekly passes as I've done in the past. They laughed in my face and told me the program was discontinued. There's nothing on the vouchers that states it can be discontinued, there's nothing there saying anything about an expiration of limited time. The money was taken from my paycheck last year, I hadn't used them because I was out of the country. The manager at the metro center office was nice, but just kept repeating the same BS line. When I asked what I could do he said, "nothing." That's farking theft. Some fat old ghetto worker got loud and laughed in my face, asking me, "where have you been," that ran out a long time ago, all over TV. I told her I was out of the country and she just started off yelling at me, "HAVE A NICE DAY HAVE A NICE DAY HAVE A NICE DAY," with a talk to the hand gesture.

F metro. I'm done. Their incompetence has broken me, I give up. I'm using whatever passes I have left and will drive after that. With their July 1 fare increases it won't matter anyway, it will be cheaper to park than ride that hunk of junk train system they have going there.

Metro used to be so great, that is until the decades of incompetent hiring and promoting unqualified people caught up with them and their neglect to do any such preventative work whatsoever.

 
2012-05-16 03:58:55 PM

Doink_Boink: Yesterday, I tried to exchange about $400 of metrobenefits vouchers for weekly passes as I've done in the past.


Be happy she didn't report you to your agency's auditing department for trying to lose the paper trail.

There are so many federal employees getting transit subsidy, and abusing the crap out of it (you're only supposed to use them when traveling between home and work). They finally put in a decent auditing system that allows the agency to put real-time restrictions on how the smarttrip is being used, and separates subsidy account from personal account.
 
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