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StevenFrancis

42nd Street Shuttle "Gap Fillers" at Times Square

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Ok, a couple of weeks ago I almost fell in the gap while trying to catch a shuttle (S) train departing Times Square, I didn't know there were so called "gap fillers" there, if they are gap fillers, why is it a whole 2 inches below the platform edge?? I notice no one ever steps on them, I can see why the shuttle is not accessible for wheelchairs. So what I want to know is why are the gap fillers constructed like that and why can't they be modified, is the MTA just being cheap again??

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Yes, those gap fillers are useless and I think you answered your own question about why they are there: to keep people from falling all the way down.

I dunno why they did that instead of the actual gap fillers like with the s/b Union Sq station, but the idea is to rebuild the station. So no, they are not going to make any changes to the current platforms anytime soon.

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Yes, those gap fillers are useless and I think you answered your own question about why they are there: to keep people from falling all the way down.

I dunno why they did that instead of the actual gap fillers like with the s/b Union Sq station, but the idea is to rebuild the station. So no, they are not going to make any changes to the current platforms anytime soon.

 

It just sucks, I dont step on them considering they are old and have been in place for like 60+ years, I feel that they are weak and if you step on them, they will collapse on you.

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I dunno why they did that instead of the actual gap fillers like with the s/b Union Sq station, but the idea is to rebuild the station.

 

 

And old South Ferry.

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They should replace those old and cranky gap fillers with metal and polished gap fillers. Gap fillers can fill most of the gap but a very tiny gap is still there. They should also make the station clean, and free from grime and grease (I hate grime, and I don't want to sit on the platform floor).

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Trust me, keeping you from falling all the way down is much better than falling all the way down.

 

Unless you have the money to replace them, I suggest that you just pay more attention to the gap.

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