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Old January 23rd, 2012, 07:29 PM   #1601
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Wow, time for platform screen doors or platform edge doors.
There is no need for those things.

It's just natural selection at work.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 10:16 PM   #1602
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alcohol/drugs and trains form a lethal combination.
The combination you allude to is more likely found in the over abundance of conflicting prescriptions doled out to the respective patients by their corresponding over-zealous, crooked psychiatrists or doctors ... quacks, a creed of which I understand has finally, recently started to become en vogue in Europe

Everybody, shirk your ign'ance and, in its place, cast your suspicion over to pharma Somebody I know of is so riddled by her seriously-conflicted medication that not even her own doctor is willing to listen to her pleas that her combos, dosages be revisitied
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Old January 24th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #1603
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Wow, time for people to start realizing that alcohol/drugs and trains form a lethal combination.
you mean this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlKBYpd2dl8
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Old January 24th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #1604
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While people might be on tracks or struck by trains for many reasons (sudden collapse, epilepsy, pushing by a third party, disorientation caused by alcohol/drugs), platform screen doors are VERY effective in preventing such incidents.

I think any subway system in the World should install PSDs.

To argue against PSDs on basis that "only stupid people fall on tracks" is the same or arguing against - say - restraints in high mezzanines, guard-rails on highways, belts for silo workers.

Accidents do happen, and PSDs are needed to help reduce them.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 03:19 AM   #1605
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There is no need for those things.

It's just natural selection at work.
seconded..... this could be the herald that solves our country's economic problems =_=
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Old January 24th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #1606
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While people might be on tracks or struck by trains for many reasons (sudden collapse, epilepsy, pushing by a third party, disorientation caused by alcohol/drugs), platform screen doors are VERY effective in preventing such incidents.

I think any subway system in the World should install PSDs.

To argue against PSDs on basis that "only stupid people fall on tracks" is the same or arguing against - say - restraints in high mezzanines, guard-rails on highways, belts for silo workers.

Accidents do happen, and PSDs are needed to help reduce them.
Yup, I'm gonna have to agree there. Not only can accidents be caused by many "non-stupidity" related reasons, but even if the accidents were caused only by stupid people, the fact is lots of stupid people exist. They're part of society, have jobs, pay taxes/transit fare, etc. and we need to consider their needs along with everyone else's when designing public services like transit. Not to mention that accidents affect people other than the victims too since it disrupts the system, and adds extra delays and expenses.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:28 AM   #1607
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Old January 25th, 2012, 06:32 AM   #1608
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DSCN1238 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr[/QUOTE]

Where is this? I used to travel the 7 train every day but it doesn't look familiar. Then again, 30 years has a way of kicking familiarity in the ass!
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Old January 25th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #1609
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Where is this? I used to travel the 7 train every day but it doesn't look familiar. Then again, 30 years has a way of kicking familiarity in the ass![/QUOTE]

I took this from the 40th - Lowery station...facing westward...
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Old January 26th, 2012, 02:44 AM   #1610
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What is it about the 7 that seems to tickle NY'ers/Americans, it's pretty popular in this thread?
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Old January 26th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #1611
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The 7 train was the last to have Redbirds in service, those quintessential NY subway cars. And also this quote from 2000 by popular Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker:

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It's the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark looking like you're riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing... The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #1612
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John XenoFocker...

7 = lucky number 7?
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Old January 26th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1613
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proposed extension of L train from Meatpacking District to United Nations



source: http://secondavenuesagas.com/2012/01...nited-nations/
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Old January 26th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #1614
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That should be have been done years ago! Very good idea!
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Old January 26th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #1615
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IMHO this is twisted idea. Wouldn't be more sensible just to build new line across East River , along 34th st?
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #1616
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It's twisted indeed - literally
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Its a stupid idea , which would be very expensive and next to impossible to construction...
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Old January 27th, 2012, 01:49 AM   #1618
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Extending the L train to meet with the 7 train at Hudson Yards makes sense, but other than that it is pretty pointless.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 02:50 AM   #1619
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Hudson Yards, is that LIRR's coach sidings? How come it isn't covered, I'd have imagined buildings atop some if not all of their sidings?
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Old January 27th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #1620
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Hudson Yards, is that LIRR's coach sidings? How come it isn't covered, I'd have imagined buildings atop some if not all of their sidings?
Hudson Yards will be covered. They are working on that project. You can find details here: http://hydc.org/html/home/home.shtml
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