jimbob60 2 Posted October 14, 2009 Share #1 Posted October 14, 2009 I am quite peeved tonight as I ride the E train, which has not seen normal service since the Reagan administration, to 23rd St/Ely Ave in Queens. There are no Queensbound trains from 10PM onward on 8th Avenue. But how is 10PM defined as the E starts at WTC and runs for over 20 mins before its last stop in Manhattan at Lex Ave. I entered 50th St just before 9:55PM tonight and asked the token booth clerk if trains were still running and was told 1 more train was. The Queensbound platfrom was quite crowded so there must have been a good 8-10 minutes since a train last past. A C train came on the upper level but there was no activity on the downstairs level. Finally people were told by track workers there were no more trains even as the token booth attendant told people to wait. In the meanwhile a very audible announcement was made advising people to use trash receptacles and telling us the time was now 10PM. Are these recorded announcements that play on the hour or are they live? If they are live, why could there have not been some announcement about no more E trains? So I walked over to Rock Center and hopped on an E only to realize that since last week not only is the E running on the F from 34 to 50th St but will now run on the F to Roosevelt Ave. I got off at 21st Queensbridge (not the greatest neighborhood) to take a shuttle bus. An attendant gave me a transfer (why no attendants at 50th St advising no more trains) for the shuttle bus but told me I had just missed one and would have to wait 20 mins. I went absolutely ballistic at him. Fortunately a Q66 came right away and I took that to Queens Plaza and walked to Ely Ave. Why can't service advisories give the last scheduled train instead of saying 10Pm or midnight for a stretch of stations covering over 20 mins. Is it 10PM from WTC or from Lex and 53rd. The whole incident brought back memories of the chaotic subways of the 70's and 80's. I though we were beyond that. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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