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    A dead body isn't going to slow down train service


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    #1 Harry

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

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    In the subway, the show must go on — even if it means stashing a body in the closet. Roughly 140 people are hit by trains every year, yet millions of customers demand interruption-free service, so the police sometimes have to tuck a corpse into a nonpublic area of a station until the medical examiner shows up to take it away.

    “If hauling a body to a side room seems ghoulish, remember that 5.5 million people ride the subway every day,” a transit official said.

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    #2 Via Garibaldi 8

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

    Wow... Freaking insane.... I wonder how that works exactly because when you've got a dead body, time is of essence along with where the body is stored... They must recover the corpse quickly because the subways can be warm in some places which is not good for decomposition. 


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    #3 Grand Concourse

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

    Lol at the article, but hey if it means minimal service interruptions, then that's perfectly fine.
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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

    Holy shit, that's crazy...well asking as I don't see it, whatever works for them
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    #5 jemcclain1

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

    Now if only they could move a little quicker when dealing with sick passengers.


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    #6 QM1to6Ave

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

    I've seen quite a few situations where they will have roped off one section of the platform (between 2 pillars) with yellow tape and have a cop standing over the body, covered with a white cloth. I guess there was no room to store the body in or whatever.

     

    It's not surprising that they do that, the medical examiner can take hours to get to a scene, especially if it is not a serious crime scene. 


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    #7 Metro CSW

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

    Hmm, Interruption-free, huh? And no moment of silence.... Ehh, seems legit.

     

    Okay then, whatever keeps the circulatory system going..... ^_^


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    #8 N4 Via Merrick Rd

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

    Well I don't blame 'em. NYCS is a HIGH demand subway system.


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    #9 Quill Depot

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

    There is no time, the clock keeps ticking. 

     


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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

    I think this is one of those things that should've been kept under wraps....


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