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LIRR gaps still a wide problem

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LIRR gaps still a wide problem

Sixteen months after a Minnesota teen fell into a gap and was killed at the Long Island Rail Road's Woodside station in Queens, passengers still step over gaps greater than 9 inches -- large enough for some people to fall through -- at 36 stations in the system.

 

Although the LIRR earlier this month announced plans to install 1- or 2-inch metal plates at the base of every car door to reduce gaps, officials say that work will take an estimated two years to complete.

 

"A lot of people could be injured in two years," said Christina Diekman, 64, of Manhattan, who has spent more than three months recovering from leg injuries she suffered after falling into the gap at the Syosset station.

 

Full story: Newsday icon_offsite.png - December 26, 2007

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Guess people pay more attention to their conversations, than where they walk. If they paid attention to where they walked, they wouldn't fall through the gap.

 

Like I said before (on another board), luckily for me I have size 12 shoes. So I can bridge most of the gaps :D.

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They need recorded announcements at stations with wide gaps to say "MIND THE GAP!" really loud like in London Underground.

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LIRR gaps still a wide problem

 

 

Full story: Newsday icon_offsite.png - December 26, 2007

Of course, we would not need to worry about these gaps if people were smart enough to go over them.

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Of course, we would not need to worry about these gaps if people were smart enough to go over them.

Its still a dangerous hazard anyway that needs serious fixing.

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Like I said before (on another board), luckily for me I have size 12 shoes. So I can bridge most of the gaps :D.

 

I also wear a size 12 and my whole foot and some could easily fit between some of those gaps. In Atlantic Terminal its real bad towards the back of the platforms.

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I also wear a size 12 and my whole foot and some could easily fit between some of those gaps. In Atlantic Terminal its real bad towards the back of the platforms.

The Big Foots are safe!

 

w00t for big feet! Me wears the size 12 too.

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The Big Foots are safe!

 

w00t for big feet! Me wears the size 12 too.

 

I wear a size 13-14 depending on the shoe so I got all of you guys. I am 6' 5" so its not that bad.

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I wear a size 13-14 depending on the shoe so I got all of you guys. I am 6' 5" so its not that bad.

 

Damn, how much do you weigh?

 

Something tells me you wouldn't fit through any of the gaps.

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Damn, how much do you weigh?

 

Something tells me you wouldn't fit through any of the gaps.

 

I wouldn't fit through most gaps as I'm a little on the roundish side,unless its the biggest one that is known on the LIRR:p

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Damn, how much do you weigh?

 

Something tells me you wouldn't fit through any of the gaps.

 

I'm about 260-265 lbs. I don't think I would fit into the gaps.

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I also wear a size 12 and my whole foot and some could easily fit between some of those gaps. In Atlantic Terminal its real bad towards the back of the platforms.

 

I also wear a size 12. My foot could easily fit in the gap as well, but due to my size, I'd get wedged in before hitting the track. I'm 6'0", and about 230.

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I also wear a size 12. My foot could easily fit in the gap as well, but due to my size, I'd get wedged in before hitting the track. I'm 6'0", and about 230.

I'm just about that height and I weigh about 240.

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I wear a size 13-14 depending on the shoe so I got all of you guys. I am 6' 5" so its not that bad.

 

I wish I was tall like you and RTOMan, to have size 12 shoes. If the shoes are cut bad, then I even need a 13. That is why I usually stick to boots all year round. Hard to find size 13 sneakers.

 

I look like a clown :( :mad:

 

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I wouldn't fit through most gaps as I'm a little on the roundish side,unless its the biggest one that is known on the LIRR:p

 

Look like this:

 

red.gif or this lt_yellow.gif

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I also wear a size 12. My foot could easily fit in the gap as well, but due to my size, I'd get wedged in before hitting the track. I'm 6'0", and about 230.

 

I'm just about that height and I weigh about 240.

 

:eek: No more buses or trains for you two! I'm buying you both bikes, and that will be your new mode of transportation, rain, snow, sleet, or shine. :(:D

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:eek: No more buses or trains for you two! I'm buying you both bikes, and that will be your new mode of transportation, rain, snow, sleet, or shine. :(:D

So if I'm taking a bus in the Bronx, and its your bus who shows up, would you let me on?

 

Oh, and I can use a new bike. :)

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I wish I was tall like you and RTOMan, to have size 12 shoes. If the shoes are cut bad, then I even need a 13. That is why I usually stick to boots all year round. Hard to find size 13 sneakers.

 

I look like a clown :( :mad:

 

dre0141l.jpgdre0645l.jpg

 

LMAO!

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So if I'm taking a bus in the Bronx, and its your bus who shows up, would you let me on?

 

I would open the door, and as you were about to get on, close it, move up 1 block and then open it again, of course closing it again. I would do it over and over until you reached your destination by foot. :(:D:

 

Oh, and I can use a new bike. :)

 

You give me the money, and I will buy it for you. :D

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Speaking of gaps, East Tremont Avenue and 174 Street on the (2) and (5) lines both have some wide gaps, but I haven't heard of any problems of people falling into them. Also the last door of a Manhattan bound (2) and (5) train at Simpson Street has a wide gap too.

 

In addition, there is a spot at Newark Penn with a wide gap.

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In addition, there is a spot at Newark Penn with a wide gap.

 

Come to think of it, the Matawan Station on NJT has a pretty wide gap.

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In addition, there is a spot at Newark Penn with a wide gap.
What platform in particular. Even though I have an idea of where your talking about.

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I think Its becase the station is on a slight curve....

 

Even with the slight curve of the station I think it shouldn't be that wide.

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What platform in particular. Even though I have an idea of where your talking about.

 

track 4

 

I forgot to quote Pablo in the original post.

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