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04.09.15 Liam Mathews

A water main break at 13th Street and 7th Avenue in the West Village flooded the 14th Street station on the 123 trains Wednesday night, suspending service and making the station look like the set of a movie about Noah’s Ark in Manhattan. The Daily News reports that witnesses saw Con Ed workers jackhammering on […]

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03.26.15 Liam Mathews

You’re not imagining it: people on the train are officially out of control, and it’s causing serious delays. The Post reports that 2,300 delays due to “unruly customers” were reported by conductors in January, an astounding 80% increase over the previous year. The number of delays due to jackassery was up 72% in October, 53% […]

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03.25.15 Liam Mathews

A photo of kids hitching a ride on the back of a subway train on Monday went modestly viral because of how dumb the kids were being, but eagle-eyed viewers noticed something much more deathly and disturbing in the photo: the spooky SKULL under the train. The creepy robot voice in news UK’s video implies […]

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03.23.15 Liam Mathews

There may be an old-ass choo-choo train buried deep under Cobble Hill, but the DOT won’t let the National Geographic Channel dig it out because of wounded pride, the New York Daily News reports. Bob Diamond, the subway historian who re-discovered the abandoned Atlantic Avenue tunnel believes there’s an 1830s-era locomotive hidden behind a thick […]

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Prachi Gupta

After increasing fares this weekend, the MTA added insult to injury with a new report that shows trains delays have increased over the past year. DNAinfo analyzed the report and found that “about 20 percent of trains were late” in 2014, with medium and major delays increasing to 12.5 percent from 10 percent in 2013. […]

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03.09.15 Prachi Gupta

Seriously, good luck. […]

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02.12.15 Prachi Gupta

Unlike Tom Hanks, who somehow inflated to the size of a small family while riding the NYC subway, known subway rider Keanu Reeves respects subway etiquette. In a video posted to Reddit, you can see him sitting on a Q train, probably contemplating what his character in John Wick would do to the twerp videotaping […]

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02.10.15 Prachi Gupta

A subway busker who apparently values his life at less than $5 risked death to fetch a bill that landed on the subway tracks in Brooklyn. A video posted to Reddit shows a very terrible human being tossing a five-dollar bill that had no shot at landing across the platform. The busker, without hesitating, flings […]

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02.02.15 Prachi Gupta

Service on the entire 7 line has been suspended due to an icy rail, leaving some passengers stranded for hours. Around 9 AM, the MTA halted service between 42nd Street and Flushing-Main Street after a Manhattan-bound train stalled near Queensboro Plaza, losing power. Transit Alert: '7' train suspended both ways Flushing-Main St to Times Square […]

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01.26.15 Rhett Jones

New Yorkers refer to the subway car that houses a particularly pungent person as the “bum car” so often that it has it’s own Urdan Dictionary entry. The somewhat insensitive phrase is used something like this, “oh no wait, don’t go in, that’s the bum car, let’s squeeze into this one.” According to Queens Crap, some riders in […]

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