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Old 11-16-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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I have a completely unrelated question - do the subways ever get "cleaned" ever? I mean taking a power hose to the stations once or twice a year? I've seen so much puddles of fresh vomit in the past few weeks that it made me wonder if they ever actually get hosed down, or if everything just dries and crusts over/gets eaten by rats?
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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That's a good idea, except for the part about the martinis. I could lose my job if I was drunk at work.
You should become a broker. I work next to two of them and they reek of vodka and head to the bathroom to do lines every fifteen minutes.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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I have a completely unrelated question - do the subways ever get "cleaned" ever? I mean taking a power hose to the stations once or twice a year? I've seen so much puddles of fresh vomit in the past few weeks that it made me wonder if they ever actually get hosed down, or if everything just dries and crusts over/gets eaten by rats?
There are teams of cleaners that go out with power hoses nightly. The main problem is, when you have a system that carries a shade more than four million people every day, it's pretty near impossible to keep everything as clean as you'd like. The fact is (and if I hadn't known this before, I damn well learned it during the five and a half years I worked as a conductor), an awful lot of our passengers are pigs. Plain and simple. And they outnumber the cleaners employed by MTA.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I have a completely unrelated question - do the subways ever get "cleaned" ever? I mean taking a power hose to the stations once or twice a year?
The WALLS of the subway system are never cleaned. Every decade they paint over the muck.

And it is not passengers that make the walls of the tunnels black with years of grime. I defy any passengger to jump onto the tracks, climb over the third rail and blacken the far wall!

When could they clean? Why, when any track is shut down for repairs...like once a month at least? So the "4 million people" argument is just a dreary excuse for not cleaning. The real reason is "because they choose NOT to clean."

If every major city in the world can clean its subways, NYC certainly can...if they had the will. They don't.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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Perhaps they should hire some OWS protesters to come clean the far walls.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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There are teams of cleaners that go out with power hoses nightly. The main problem is, when you have a system that carries a shade more than four million people every day, it's pretty near impossible to keep everything as clean as you'd like. The fact is (and if I hadn't known this before, I damn well learned it during the five and a half years I worked as a conductor), an awful lot of our passengers are pigs. Plain and simple. And they outnumber the cleaners employed by MTA.
Thanks for the response- I honestly wasn't sure. I rode the subway super late last night/this morning and did see people scrubbing the place down... You're right though, some people are just filthy animals!
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