NYC Subway Devices I Liked

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NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:46 am

I hadn`t seen devices like these in the subway stations before but I liked them! Len


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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by John F » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:46 am

The "device" in the New York subways that's more useful than these is the sign above each platform showing how many minutes until the next train arrives. (It would be nice to know this before paying the fare and entering the station.) This has been a feature of the London Underground for decades but not in New York until a few years ago. And many stations still don't have it, including the major junction of the A, C, and F at Brooklyn's Jay Street-Metrotech station.

But the most important device is an elevator or escalator from the platform up to street level. The MTA was under orders to install these in all its stations; without them, people in wheelchairs or with other mobility problems can hardly use the subway at all. But most subway stations lack them, and the elevators or escalators they do have break down far too often and instead of being repaired immediately, can sometimes wait days or weeks.

Despite this, the fare keeps rising - increases in 2009, 2013, and 2015, and another probably coming in 2017, to $3 base fare.
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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:26 am

Yes those signs that let you know when a train is due in are a very nice feature we`ve relished for years, Also we appreciate it when there are escalators to be had. Elevators definitely should be there-surprised they`ve been deficient on that. You mention fares rising to $3-any idea what the value of the senior metro card will go to-I believe it`s now $1.35. We want to check out the new second ave subway extension at some point but may not get the chance on this trip-we`re top heavy with westside and downtown events-am hoping for another tournedos rossini on this trip. Len

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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by John F » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:32 am

We seniors pay half fare, or less - currently the base rate is $2.75, so we save half a nickel with each ride.
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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:43 am

But for those with the senior metrocard we pay $1.35-is that correct? Len


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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by John F » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:59 am

I guess I wasn't clear enough. What's half of $2.75?
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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:00 am

The subway service has improved so much over the years. It was an absolute mess when I was in college. Junkies sleeping in the cars, endless graffiti, etc. Now the main problem is that the stations can get as hot as the other place, but I suppose nothing will ever be done about that.

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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:05 am

John F wrote:I guess I wasn't clear enough. What's half of $2.75?
Thanks-didn`t understand saving half a nickel-$1.35 per ride-what a deal Len :D

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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:09 am

jbuck919 wrote:The subway service has improved so much over the years. It was an absolute mess when I was in college. Junkies sleeping in the cars, endless graffiti, etc. Now the main problem is that the stations can get as hot as the other place, but I suppose nothing will ever be done about that.

Yeah in the summer the stations can be sweltering but the air conditioning on the trains is much appreciated-of course this time of year heat in the stations isn`t a probem! Len

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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:53 pm

Today another thing to add to our subway like list-the stations on the newly opened 2nd ave subway-we explored the 72 and 86 st stations. Len


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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:43 am

They've been promising that subway line for something like 50 years. (I have no idea why there is unnecessary text here.)

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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:58 am

jbuck919 wrote:They've been promising that subway line for something like 50 years. (I have no idea why there is unnecessary text here.)
John don`t understand-I don`t see any unnecessary text here-my tablet shows just the message and photos I tried to send? Len

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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by jserraglio » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:12 pm

To a refugee from rickety Boston, New York's subways, coupled with its busses and trains, seemed like an endless amusement ride. Job-1 for me was to navigate it.

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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:36 pm

jserraglio wrote:To a refugee from rickety Boston, New York's subways, coupled with its busses and trains, seemed like an endless amusement ride. Job-1 for me was to navigate it.
I like the T-we even have a senior card for it---still it sure isn`t the NYC subway. It pretty much covers the whole city-especially with the 2nd ave subway coming on board. Len

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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:46 pm

lennygoran wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:They've been promising that subway line for something like 50 years. (I have no idea why there is unnecessary text here.)
John don`t understand-I don`t see any unnecessary text here-my tablet shows just the message and photos I tried to send? Len
There was a bunch of junk here which disappeared when I made the post. Have not known that to happen in all the years I've been here.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Re: NYC Subway Devices I Liked

Post by lennygoran » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:03 am

John thanks-it seems there`s always something to deal with with these devices-just had a little trouble with my tablet but now it seemed to get cleared up. Len

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