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(New York Daily News)   NYC to introduce a new subway announcement: "Ladies and gentlemen, don't inconvenience your fellow riders. Stay on the platform, far from the edge, don't take a nap on the tracks and refrain from being a jackass at all times"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 21
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2013-02-04 11:25:03 AM
"Mind the crap!"
 
2013-02-04 11:26:43 AM
All that for a sandwich?
 
2013-02-04 11:26:51 AM
FTA:"This time it was a conductor on the C line who was subjected to a rider's wrath. The conductor was "verbally abused" and his clip-on tie was snatched during an altercation, according to a description of the incident.
When this happens, delays are inevitable.
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No grown man should be wearing a clip-on tie.
 
2013-02-04 11:31:25 AM

The Angry Hand of God: No grown man should be wearing a clip-on tie.


In that job, I would wear one just so drunk, violent people couldn't drag me around by my neck.
 
2013-02-04 11:34:38 AM
"Beware of the urine sprinklers"
 
2013-02-04 11:36:19 AM

NutWrench: The Angry Hand of God: No grown man should be wearing a clip-on tie.

In that job, I would wear one just so drunk, violent people couldn't drag me around by my neck.


That's why a lot of police department require that officers either wear a clipon or no tie at all.
 
2013-02-04 11:38:42 AM
cutsandglory.com
 
2013-02-04 11:49:05 AM
media.timesfreepress.com
Really wish we had these in NYC. I had the unfortunate experience of witnessing a guy get decapitated by a subway train last year. I get that these cost money, but the lives they save, police and professional man-hours they'll save, and lawsuits they'll avoid should offset that, shouldn't it?
 
2013-02-04 12:10:23 PM

victrin: [media.timesfreepress.com image 617x411]
Really wish we had these in NYC. I had the unfortunate experience of witnessing a guy get decapitated by a subway train last year. I get that these cost money, but the lives they save, police and professional man-hours they'll save, and lawsuits they'll avoid should offset that, shouldn't it?


They've been discussing installing these for the past few years, had a company who supposedly was willing to do it at very little cost to the MTA.  But for whatever reason talks stalled (beaurocrasy I'm sure) (spelling I'm not so sure about), the company moved on to working with other agencies in other states, and welp.  There you have that.

I saw a guy get nailed by an LIRR train once, thankfully haven't seen any subway accidents that I can remember.  But people would be farking amazed at the dumb shiat that goes on there, especially around 8-11pm on weekend nights when all the pre-gamers are on their way to the club already drunk.  (Not that I'm not one of them, but I behave and keep to myself until I get there!)
 
2013-02-04 12:14:40 PM
Reminds me of the spoof London Tube announcements done by Emma Clarke.
"Passengers are reminded not to leave trash on the Underground and kindly use the tramps provided."
 
2013-02-04 12:16:50 PM

6655321: Reminds me of the spoof London Tube announcements done by Emma Clarke.
"Passengers are reminded not to leave trash on the Underground and kindly use the tramps provided."


Oh boy, "kindly use the tramps provided" would go over great here... totally undermine their "No excuse for unauthorized touching" campaign.
 
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2013-02-04 12:29:44 PM
And it, along with all other messages, would be ignored.
 
2013-02-04 12:38:39 PM
most of last week and this morning has been terrible. a ride that usually takes me 25 mins took over an hour. last week it was an hour and a half. hate the subways. it gets tired real quick
 
2013-02-04 02:29:13 PM
Article writer needs to buy a farking thesaurus. 'Straphanger' was almost funny once...the next million times not so much.
 
2013-02-04 02:32:02 PM
I was on the subway once at night and on the car with a conductor. He stopped the train, kicked off a drunk guy, saying "If you can't handle your alcohol, don't drink!" He had puked on the seats. The train kept filling up and people kept walking over to the empty seats, seeing the puke and sitting around it. Finally the conductor kicked us all off the car admonishing people for trying to sit near the puke and within a couple of stops, that car was open for business again.
We were only delayed about 5 minutes while he was kicking the guy off and a few more minutes to give us time to get to a new car.

A few months ago, I was on a train sitting at a station when I heard a thump. Thinking someone had fallen, I looked over in that direction until I saw that a guy had actually thrown another guy to the ground and they were fighting. The car emptied in seconds. Someone pressed the emergency alarm and by the time anyone came, the culprits had stopped fighting and left the train. Again about a 5 minute delay.
 
2013-02-04 02:38:48 PM
Telling New Yorkers to not be jackasses is a futile endevor. You might as well tell hipsters to stop pretending to enjoy crappy things so others can appreciate the alleged irony of enjoying said crappy things. Ain't gonna happen.
 
2013-02-04 03:13:10 PM

victrin: I get that these cost money, but the lives they save, police and professional man-hours they'll save, and lawsuits they'll avoid should offset that, shouldn't it?


The MTA estimated it would cost over a $1B to retrofit the subway stations. Much cheaper to pay off the victims' families & pay the NYPD et al bills as a cost of doing business.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/nyregion/mta-says-subway-platform- ga tes-could-cost-1-billion.html
 
2013-02-04 03:36:32 PM
"And stop giving us shiat about the actual size of our footlongs."
 
2013-02-04 03:56:55 PM
The writer missed a couple incidents from last week. On Thursday the B & D trains were running on the A/C/E line due to what the conductor called a "customer injury" at 34th St/Herald Square. I thought for sure someone jumped or was thrown in front of a train again - but it must not have been too serious since I never heard anything more about it. And of course there was the water main break that flooded the 23rd St station on Friday.
 
2013-02-04 05:55:16 PM

damageddude: The MTA estimated it would cost over a $1B to retrofit the subway stations.


And if the MTA estimate is $1B, realistically expect it would cost $2.5B before the project reaches completion.
 
2013-02-06 03:29:26 AM

Smgth: Article writer needs to buy a farking thesaurus. 'Straphanger' was almost funny once...the next million times not so much.


It isn't supposed to be particularly funny. It's just a commonly used term.
 
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