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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by machelp1010, Oct 20, 2008.
what do you hate about the subway?
what are some rules about subway etiquette?
Which subway? Manhattan? Chicago?
Manhattan's is pretty nice these days. They fixed a lot of it up. They're working on ours right now, so it's kind of a mess. I also wish we had a t least one conductor on the train to keep the riff-raff in order. I got on the train one morning and saw the back of an empty seat. I rushed to go get it, only to see a steaming pile of poo (I'm not kidding) on the seat. I then realized why it was the only seat available on the train.
Had that happen to me as well. The Chicago subway is a mess since we are trying to update it to impress the IOC for 2016.
A couple simple rules:
Let people out of the car before trying to smash your way in
Give up your seat to the elderly and pregnant women
Don't take up extra seats with bags etc.
I don't hate it.
That being said, if everybody paid a little attention to what was going on around them things would move more smoothly.
Aside from Brown Line construction mayhem, I've had good experiences with Chicago's subway (and elevated trains) so far. There are occasionally gnawed buffalo wings bones on the floor on the train and stuff like that (no poop for me so far), and I did see one sketchy possibly mugging type of thing happen, but otherwise, I feel safe, they're reasonably reliable, they're cheap, and they're better than driving.
Otherwise just minor problems like missing route placards inside a lot of the cars (that show what all the stops are and their order, and where transfers can be made), and also some of the trains don't have functioning audio announcements.
In terms of etiquette, it's usually pretty good in my experience on Chicago trains. People treat each other pretty nicely.
You won't need the placards pretty soon. You'll know all the stops well enough.
And of course public trans if FAR better than attempting to drive in the city.
LOL, yeah. The Brown line does still confuse me a little bit, but I mostly know where I'm going now.
Was the steaming pile of poo on the seat on the brown line?
Sometimes they don't put enough meat on my sandwich and they can get pretty pricey compared to other sub shops
Sorry, but that's the extent of subways in St. Louis. Although I've been on the New York subways, and let's just say I was glad to get back home to my car, which unlike some of the trains I was on, does not smell like a bum used it as a bathroom
Of course not- that would be too perfect. It was on the Red Line during rush hour.
Oh come on. There's nothing like a little adventure in the morning to give you a good story to talk about at the office. And yes- I did talk about it right away. I'm in advertising, we're extremely unprofessional.
Not quite subway etiquette, but my suggested public transportation etiquette:
-Don't have loud conversations with people on the bus/train so that everyone else is forced to listen.
-Don't have loud conversations on your cell phone.
-Don't have the most annoying ringtone possible set to go off when you receive a text, and then proceed to text the entire time.
Because the Washington DC Metro has such strict rules (such as no eating/drinking allowed on the trains and in the stations) which are enforced (almost too strongly since a 12 year old girl was arrested in 2000 for eating a french fry on it) it is actually quite a nice system to use. The only complaints I have are that some of the trains are starting to show their age (but that's being fixed) and the fares are a bit too expensive, but otherwise it's a nice system. The usual subway etiquette applies such as letting others out before entering, etc.
1. They're dirty.
2. Always tip the breakdancers.
Especially when it's about your mother's recent mastectomy.
We don't have breakdancers at our subway.
They won't allow me to carry a fiddy cal on board.
The New York City Subway System is pretty well maintained. Trains generally arrive frequently. The breakdancers and mariachi bands are pretty cool too. The thing that I hate most about the system is the overcrowded rush hour subway.
Its pathetically overpriced
It stinks of urine
Its 40c in summer (no air con on the london underground)
Its full of buskers
Its full of tramps (see above)
Its a terrorists wet dream
It goes at 5mph full speed
If you have to use public transport in London, go by bus.
As a future conductor for the New York City Subway, I must say that I hate nothing about it... but maybe that's because I love it .
PS, any questions?
Their sandwiches are often soggy, their vegetable selection is lacklustre and I find their uniforms uninspired.
Hey now! I used to work in a Subway in college. I thought it was pretty good.
I used to quite dislike Subway but I've grown fond of them again in the past year or so. They addressed all the things I didn't like -- more of their restaurants use covers on the vegetable trays to keep them fresh, they now have better bread, better sauces, and many of them have a veggie-burger type of option. So I go there not too infrequently.
Also in Hobart, when I'm there, pickins' are slim, so it's pretty much Subway Tuna for lunch every Tuesday....
Interesting. So how does one become a subway conductor?