AtlanticCoast63: Now all night long Charlie rides through the stationCryin, "What will become of me?""How can I afford to see my sister in Chelseaor my cousin in Roxbury?"/Those guys were about as avant-garde as we got in my house growing up
DGS: I've received those in the past when commuting into Chicago on NICTD (South Shore line). And used them. And had them accepted as valid.
DrPainMD: DrPainMD: KarmicDisaster: Badger ate a junction box at New Malden?Reginald? Is that you?PS: /shakes tiny fist.
Lee Jackson Beauregard: farkmedown: zedster: Did he ever return,No he never returnedAnd his fate is still unlearnedExit fares are a phenomenally bad idea. The song was a response to an actual thing.Say what you want about them, but card systems have rendered the idea unnecessary.DC metro has both cards and exit fares. The fare increases with distance. You can get in if your balance is at least the minimum fare. If your card doesn't have enough money on it to pay your final fare, you pay the difference as an exit fare.Unless this changed since I last rode DC metro around 2008 or so.
dragyne: zedster: Did he ever return,No he never returnedAnd his fate is still unlearnedHe may ride forever'neath the streets of BostonHe's the man who never returned.No he never returnedNo train
Karma Chameleon: Just because people decide for whatever reason to live way the F out in Springfield or Court House or wherever doesn't mean they should get a free pass for being late.
chitownmike: vonapathy: Wat? This is a thing that requires an article? Chicago has also been doing this for years, hell I got one yesterday cause my train had "switching" problems and was 20 minutes late.BNSF yesterday morning?
tripleseven: Many times I have been delayed on the subway and they announce to note your car number down. Your boss then can call the MTA and verify the delay.
zedster: Did he ever return,No he never returnedAnd his fate is still unlearnedHe may ride forever'neath the streets of BostonHe's the man who never returned.
poot_rootbeer: tripleseven: Many times I have been delayed on the subway and they announce to note your car number down. Your boss then can call the MTA and verify the delay.And this was on the New York Subway...? I've been riding the subway almost every (week)day since the turnstiles only took tokens, and I've never heard an announcement to note my car number for any reason. (Or maybe it was just unintelligible like most announcements?)Not that calling on the MTA to confirm a delay actually would prove anything. Their policy measures train tardiness by how far behind schedule it is when it arrives at the terminal stop on the line. This allows a lot of delays to be hidden from the official record by shortening or even eliminating some station stops when a train is at risk of coming in late.
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