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Old 02-07-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Ubique
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I have lugged strollers in the past. They're a royal PITA to take into the subway. Don't worry, "stroller-trollers" self-eliminate subways as mode of transport.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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i hope you never have to take a baby in a stroller on the train one day, since strollers bother you that much.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Liminal Space
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I can tell you as an MTA employee: the rule is that you're supposed to fold them up on the subway.
An idiotic rule that was obviously written by a person who has never taken a baby on public transit. How could anyone in their right mind suggest that having a baby in one hand and a folded stroller in your other hand while standing on a moving vehicle is even remotely safe?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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Don't make **** up.

Oh I wish I were. Today coming home from work 2 strollers in my car!!! And one had a double with 2 kids in it. Luckily I beat rush hour but the train was still crowded and the strollers did get in the way of people going in and out of the train.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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Today I was on the platform at Grand Central and saw 3 strollers. Now because of this thread I tend to notice them a lot more. For people who say they never see them please tell my what train line you are on because I want to take those trains.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I'd prefer that more elevators were installed and kept in better condition and that we improve capacity on the trains either through higher frequency (automatic signaling?) or the next rolling stock being better designed to maximize capacity.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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[quote=OyCrumbler;28155172]I'd prefer that more elevators were installed and kept in better condition and that we improve capacity on the trains either through higher frequency (automatic signaling?) or the next rolling stock being better designed to maximize capacity.[/QUOTE]

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Strollers wouldn't be an issue for me,if we had more frequent trains so they weren't over flowing with people. During rush hour quite often on my train lines the trains are so packed not everyone can get on and the conductor has to yell at the people trying to get on the train. I don't blame them for pushing on. Nothings worse than working all day and seeing your train but can't get on it cause its already full.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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I get that having a baby on the subway is difficult, but come on, you should not be taking a mega-double stroller on the 4 during rush hour and trying to shove it through at Grand Central, which seemed to happen a lot to me when I commuted through there. That's just rude.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Interesting thread. I was just thinking the other day about how the number of strollers on the train has increased significantly over the years. I remember riding the subway in the 90s and NEVER seeing a stroller. People were poor then and didn't have cars either. I think what we have now are people with kids living in the city and riding the subway when in years past, they would have been gone to the suburbs.

Maybe the MTA should think about designating some stroller space in the train car where people with strollers can stand in a more open space. I see no solution for having to carry the stroller up the stairs. There aren't enough elevators or ramps in the stations, which is inconvenient for handicapped people as well.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Or a stroller car without seats.
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