Subways are for sleeping: NYC Transit survival thread

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So I get a monthly MetroCard through the work-discount TransitChek thing. I seem to have lost the new one; first time ever. It was unused, as I'm about 3 weeks 'ahead' when the new ones are distributed. Can I get it replaced, via some sort of ID number? (The human resources chief is out today, so I dunno.)

Dr Morbius, Friday, 3 August 2007 16:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

yes there's a 1-800 number to call.

hstencil, Friday, 3 August 2007 16:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

thx stenc

Dr Morbius, Friday, 3 August 2007 16:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

just have the credit card you purchased it with handy.

poortheatre, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sorta-related question: Can one buy a seven-day MetroCard at La Guardia Airport? I'm visiting soon and would like to take care of that when I arrive.

mike a, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

i don't know, but i can't imagine doing so wouldn't be more complicated than taking a cab from the airport and buying the metrocard in the subway station nearest your destination

gabbneb, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

taking a cab from the airport

or the bus (which takes forever)

gabbneb, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

i would suggest just getting a $10 metrocard (6 rides) instead of the weekly pass. it's a better value in most cases.

edb, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

just FYI, i do not recommend fallign asleep on the subway unless you like being woken up by cops in Jamaica at 5am.

ian, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sorta-related question: Can one buy a seven-day MetroCard at La Guardia Airport? I'm visiting soon and would like to take care of that when I arrive.

-- mike a, Friday, August 3, 2007 6:31 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

yes you can buy them at lga.

hstencil, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

but you can't take the subway directly from there :(

poortheatre, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

btw, in answer to the original question, I am Shit Outta Luck.

Under the TransitChek® Program a lost or stolen MetroCard® cannot be replaced.

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 5 August 2007 14:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

How much do you save with TransitChek?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 5 August 2007 14:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think transit check is pre-tax dollars -- so you're paying for the metrocard with, well, pre-tax dollars (and your tax bill goes down). you may want to check with your HR people, though.

Eisbaer, Sunday, 5 August 2007 15:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think it's somewhere in the neighborhood of a 40% savings? something like that?

hstencil, Sunday, 5 August 2007 16:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Fortunately, my card 'lagged' behind the expiration of the last one (ie, unused during vacations etc) I only have to pay for about 8 days. Why it isn't where I always store it I can't figger.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 6 August 2007 13:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have a similar problem, this is going to sound ridiculous.. but at my old job i started getting those transitchek credit cards, all exactly for $78 or whatever a monthly costs these days. i was out of work for a while so i started intermittently using them for single rides and daily passes. i have three in my wallet that have like $4-$8 on them. is there anyway i can get the money back or move the credits into one purchase?

sanskrit, Monday, 6 August 2007 14:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

somebody bump this thread when the trains are running.
apparently it's a mess. so not leaving for work until it's fixed.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

I went to the station, and then another station, before learning that ALL trains are fucked. Home now, think I'll make a big breakfast instead.

Laurel, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

exactly!

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

yes!

(had a dentist appt, cancelled!)

Surmounter, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.livescience.com/images/050114_subway_flood_03.jpg

gabbneb, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

12 noon BK FAP?

sanskrit, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sadly I'll prob be at the office by noon. :(((

Laurel, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

But first I'm making bastard jambalaya w andouille. Sadly, out of shrimps.

Laurel, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

i need to get in by 1 for a meeting. i'm going to give it another hour or so before i try....

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

1st floor of my condo (neighbor's section) flooded and I am meant to not flush until they know that the sewers haven't routed into their house.
Meanwhile no ac at work means I work from home again.
End of the world.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

okay scary: i woke up at 4 or whenever it really came down and my fucking cat

was outside

on our windowsill (three flights up!) in the storm

this is Brooklyn, mind you. she's never supposed to get out - she must have climbed past me while i was in the office (that window doesn't have a screen).

it was incredibly surreal. the sky looked absolutely gorgeous and amazing but my fucking cat was tiptoeing around for her life! to top it off, she's SUPER SCARED of storms and always runs under the stove when it rains.

Surmounter, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

I made it in via bus and 3 trains, wimps.

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Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

L = fail
G = fail
B48 -> JMZ -> walk ~1 mile = win

sleep, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

B67 + M + D + F as E

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

But first I'm making bastard jambalaya w andouille. Sadly, out of shrimps.

-- Laurel, Wednesday, August 8, 2007 1:14 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

girl, we know you got a bike, GET PEDALING.

sanskrit, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

4-5-6 still not running, so i dont know if it's even worth bothering to try to get up to the UES yet?

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

i had no problem with L. F was really backed up but still got me to work. now i am angry because i'd much rather be home getting ready for 6 am departure to buffalo tomorrow.

tehresa, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

between this morning and B*adrum, WORST NEW YORK SUMMER SINCE '77

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

8-8-07, never forget!

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's a damn-you-hadda-be-there urban legend.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

No bklyn bound ACE.

God damn the L for being the one running fine, I could be at home right now with the dogs.

Jon Lewis, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

i don't know if i bother trying - it sounds like the L is running but i imagine i will be fucked at union square.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah I think you're right.

We failed to give enough props yesterday on Sea Serpent Day so now they're running amok in the tunnels.

Jon Lewis, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Number 7 to Times Square then Number 1 one stop to 34 Street and then I walked downtown.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

have fun in your 100-degree afternoon, new yorkers

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Where are you now in your travels, Tracer?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

white city!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

Lisboa?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

MTA > viceland > blogger's sense of entitlement

sexyDancer, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wait, you live on the 7 line?

Casuistry, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I usually take the E or F at Roosevelt Avenue.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

eeww it's supposed to be that hot here today? i rly don't know how much longer i can do this. it's gotten to the point where i can't SIT DOWN IN MY OFFICE with HEADPHONES on. i'm actually afraid the humidity will ruin my headphones. it's driving me crazy. where the fuck did the days of central air go? HUH?

Surmounter, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYvdqTrUQAA1RMl.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:37 (four months ago) Permalink

"burgeoning communities"

Moo Vaughn, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:41 (four months ago) Permalink

the other day I saw a countdown clock listing the time til the next L as "NaN Mi"

lol dis stance dunk (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:43 (four months ago) Permalink

That reads like a chemical compound

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 16:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh look the candidate was on my train! She’s talking to the other stuck commuters. Debating now what to do — do we walk? Or wait and hope the train comes? pic.twitter.com/nQZMQPkn1B

— Laura Nahmias (@nahmias) March 20, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:21 (four months ago) Permalink

Apropos of nothing I recall Cynthia Nixon played the role of subway vigilante in a Law & Order reworking of the Bernie G0etz story

badg, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 02:39 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZ8QJZtWkAMIR6f.jpg

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 14:14 (three months ago) Permalink

glad i'm unemployed

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 14:28 (three months ago) Permalink

loose or formed? i need a longread on this

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:44 (three months ago) Permalink

where's the poop chart, I'm not googling it at work

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:46 (three months ago) Permalink

ICYMI Friday

Earlier today, we identified a critical fix to the Bergen St signal and made the call to do repairs during midday, with the goal of preventing a major interruption during the evening rush. Unfortunately, rush hour service was still impacted, and we apologize, truly. (1/2)

— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) April 6, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 April 2018 14:39 (three months ago) Permalink

"no problem, Harry, how could it possibly take that long?"

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 April 2018 14:40 (three months ago) Permalink

they apologize, truly, madly, deeply; the train will lay like this forever until the sky falls down on me

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 9 April 2018 14:58 (three months ago) Permalink

this morning the Husky Busker was playing 'creep'

not the tlc song

he's a noticeably better singer now than he was a few years ago, but i don't need to hear that shit at 9am

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:37 (three months ago) Permalink

scenes from 145th st/broadway. @NYCTSubway @MTA @NY1 #justalittlerain pic.twitter.com/vUYed8Se6g

— josh guild (@jbguild) April 16, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 16 April 2018 14:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Times Square wasn't much better

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 16 April 2018 15:01 (three months ago) Permalink

my feet were tragic when i got to the office. currently wearing the pair of crocs I keep hidden under my desk, with no socks

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Monday, 16 April 2018 15:06 (three months ago) Permalink

dry and jobless at home here

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 April 2018 15:10 (three months ago) Permalink

update: the results have been as expected pic.twitter.com/PADIfLNylq

— brand new season of bosh.0 only on comedy central (@boshj) April 25, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:18 (two months ago) Permalink

the only good thing about the subway is when a local unexpectedly goes express and people with enormous noise-canceling headphones miss it

god forbid that one might ever be called upon to interact with or pay attention to the world at large

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 18:37 (two months ago) Permalink

How 2 M.T.A. Decisions Pushed the Subway Into Crisis https://nyti.ms/2KLsdqM

Nashville #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:17 (two months ago) Permalink

An elevator is out of service @ every Second Avenue Subway station this afternoon. They began service 1 year, 4 months, and 10 days ago. #AccessDenied @MTA @NYGovCuomo pic.twitter.com/MPRl1w0qQE

— Colin Wright (@cbw623) May 11, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:28 (two months ago) Permalink

a widdle wain deways the twain

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I never realized how much I would miss gothamist.

Yerac, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:03 (two months ago) Permalink

my new workplace destination is Broadway-Lafayette, and wow i hate it. I got on the D (doesn't take me home) just to get the hell off the platform.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:15 (two months ago) Permalink

@NYCTSubway Hey this is the situation under ground at Times Square. Please respond. What is up? @ny1 @WNBC @WCBSTV pic.twitter.com/xYbrhqciSW

— Wendy Rich Stetson (@WendyStetson) May 15, 2018

mick signals, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Hi friends. I've obtained the MTA's L train shutdown service plans. They can only run three more trains per hour over the JMZ, and will run approximately 12.5 fewer trains total across the East River. This is gonna be really bad. https://t.co/mym8COIIGq

— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) May 17, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:42 (two months ago) Permalink

lots of new swimmers

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Joseph Lhota, tapped to fix New York's subways, has quietly picked up several other lucrative jobs. It's a web of potential conflicts https://t.co/lz0hMCCI3d

— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 22, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

jeez he gets up early

I might've missed a Q by a few minutes but there were at least 15 minutes between them. The B that arrived was too crowded for everyone to board. Nothing on the website.

— Official Centrism (@pareene) May 23, 2018

the F was hell this morning too

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:19 (two months ago) Permalink

gave up on the L this morning and took the G to the E. The G also took forever and a half to arrive

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Some trumpster was asking me if I would rather have money go to fighting MS-13 or money go to fixing the subways. Like that was even something that I had to think about.

Yerac, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:23 (two months ago) Permalink

icy

MTA spokesman Jon Weinstein responds to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s comments on the subway plan 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Yic59skOBj

— Emma G. Fitzsimmons (@emmagf) May 23, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 May 2018 15:49 (one month ago) Permalink

a former spokesman for Cuomo, who insisted he didn't control the MTA, now works at the MTA, where he insists the MTA is not responsible for the fucking subway

— Official Centrism (@pareene) May 24, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 May 2018 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeWYRNbWsAAGs-n.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 21:41 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

uh oh

A brief thread: Hard to believe we're down to an average weekday ridership of under 5.6 million, but here we are. This is bad for NYC one way or another. pic.twitter.com/wAkJ0d4YrU

— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) June 18, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 18 June 2018 17:04 (one month ago) Permalink

PHOTO: Ceiling collapse in subway station at Court St & Fulton St. pic.twitter.com/kdbPtip3Jj

— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) June 20, 2018

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

The ceiling just collapsed at Borough Hall. @MTA @ny1 pic.twitter.com/Pmlo9wkEC5

— James Giovan (@JamesGiovan) June 20, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:54 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

When the NYC subway vending machines go down, there's apparently only one guy who knows how to fix them.

His name is Miguel, he lives in Port Jarvis (3 hrs from NYC), & apparently he likes to turn his cell phone off on the way home.

Via William Finnegan https://t.co/7Zbg3mgyMd pic.twitter.com/YFCaCpI9wY

— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 9, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 July 2018 18:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

andy byford sounds like a good dude

, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:53 (one week ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiZXxLEW4AECw3S.jpg

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 15:06 (five days ago) Permalink

What if all our infrastructure work costing 1000% of the international average wasn't only due to incompetence but was also part of an organized scheme of corruption and kickbacks? I mean, hypothetically https://t.co/Xt2HzTZlzb

— Michael T Sweeney (@mtsw) July 18, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 01:45 (four days ago) Permalink

http://www.mod16.org/imagemacros/emot-iiam.gif

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 July 2018 01:57 (four days ago) Permalink

MagnifyingGlass.jpg

Isora Clubland (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 July 2018 01:58 (four days ago) Permalink

Cuomo now touting the MTA's experimentation with facial recognition technology at bridges and tunnels, and then adds: "They're now experimenting with technology that just identifies a person by the ear, believe it or not" cc @Steph_Beasley

— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) July 20, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 July 2018 15:29 (three days ago) Permalink


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