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Old 08-18-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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i.e., the first, second, third, etc. car? I ask because if you get off at South Ferry on the 1 train, you're supposed to be in the first 5 cars. But how does one know if they're in one of the first 5?
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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When you enter the subway, enter in the first 5 cars. You can see when the subway pulls up which is the front and enter. Or I guess you can walk through the train up into the front. It'd be easier just to enter in the front of the train.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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i.e., the first, second, third, etc. car? I ask because if you get off at South Ferry on the 1 train, you're supposed to be in the first 5 cars. But how does one know if they're in one of the first 5?

Just look at the front of the train and get on one of the first 5 cars. If you are on the 1 train and the South Ferry is the next stop and there is no one on there with you, you probably are not on the first 5.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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I'm just asking about once you are already on the train. Because the other day there were some tourists onboard who only saw the sign about the South Ferry stop after they got on. They asked a local guy onboard and he somehow knew it was the seventh car. I was wondering how he knew, but didn't have a chance to ask him.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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I'm just asking about once you are already on the train. Because the other day there were some tourists onboard who only saw the sign about the South Ferry stop after they got on. They asked a local guy onboard and he somehow knew it was the seventh car. I was wondering how he knew, but didn't have a chance to ask him.

Um....not sure, maybe they are numbered on the inside somewhere.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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there is no way to tell what car you're in once you're inside. your best bet is to change cars in the direction that the train is moving....but on the flipside, the cops give out tickets for that now. maybe they give a pass to people going to south ferry.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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If you're in the same car as the conductor -- or farther back -- then you're in the second half of the train. If you need to be in the first five cars, it's would be a good idea to move up a car at the next stop.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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I'm just asking about once you are already on the train. Because the other day there were some tourists onboard who only saw the sign about the South Ferry stop after they got on. They asked a local guy onboard and he somehow knew it was the seventh car. I was wondering how he knew, but didn't have a chance to ask him.
He probably was a regular rider on that train. I know when I get on the train to go home I always ride in the 8th car so when I get off I am right at the exit. That's probably how he knew what car he was in.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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He probably was a regular rider on that train. I know when I get on the train to go home I always ride in the 8th car so when I get off I am right at the exit. That's probably how he knew what car he was in.
I do the same thing -- its fourth car for me. It's funny how many people do that. Sometimes, you'll see one car practically empty out at one stop.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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I do the same thing -- its fourth car for me. It's funny how many people do that. Sometimes, you'll see one car practically empty out at one stop.
And in some cases, it's even more specific. For me, it's the third door of the third car on the A train, because it opens right in front of the turnstile exit at 190th Street. On the regular cars, anyway -- I keep forgetting which door it is on the older (C line) cars .....
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