November 30, 2003

Subway Question Solved

POST #    599

Has anyone else ever wondered why the conductors on NYC Subways point up at a black and white panel after they enter a subway station? This has bothered me for a long time, to the point where, on Saturday, I almost asked a conductor why they did it. Of course, I didn't, because that would be un-New York of me. Lucky for me though, the NY Times has me covered. Apparently, when a conductor's cab is in front of the panel, the train is completely in the station. And if the train is in the station, no doors are outside the station and nobody will step into the tunnel accidentally. The Times found that in a random check at 2 stations, 12 of 15 conductors did this, which is not very comforting, buy at least my question is answered.

- NY Times: Pointing a Finger Toward Safer Subways

Posted by tien mao in NYC at 3:52 PM



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