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Old 02-15-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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I think that there are a lot more service issues for 7 riders rather than E or F train riders.

During rush hours the E/F trains have been overcrowded for years. On a workday years ago I remember somebody jumped or fell into the Manhattan bound express track at Roosevelt Avenue and I was on an E train that I had boarded at 71st Avenue. We got stuck on the express track in between the 2 stations and then after an hour they backed up the train to Forest Hills (meaning after being an hour on that E train I ended up back where I started!).
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: NJ/NYC
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The E train is a disaster. Can't go two days in a row without some nonsense. I love how at lexington/53rd it is always so packed on the little pathetic platform, so what does the MTA do? They put MTA employees there to yell at everyone, because yeah more people will help.

But at least they always paint the poles and bs shacks they put up for seemingly no reason whatsoever.

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Old 02-15-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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Many years ago I was on an E train headed to Jamaica and there was some huge backup. They re-routed the train with us on it to some train yard to bypass the problem and the E train was actually above ground for a minute or two. That may have been one of the only times that an in-service E train was traveling above ground.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:38 PM
 
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the E and F are two of the better lines. The E especially. Imagine how horrible it would be if you lived on another line?
I agree. Try riding the A/C and then get back to me!
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:27 PM
 
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Many of you have never taken a more reliable train.
Everyday I take the D and the F. The D is way more reliable and consistently quicker.

I believe that the F is slow because they send more trains per hour due to heavy passenger demand in Queens. More trains = less spacing = slower average speed between stops.

Through the Bronx and Manhattan, the D is one of the quicker and more consistent trains.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:47 PM
 
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Maybe my standards are low, but I've taken many different trains and I can't recall ever being unsatisfied with the service.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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I've never ran into any problems with the E; overall, I like how it's bright, in my experiences it's been pretty clean, and it's automated so people are actually aware where the train is stopping each time.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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Maybe my standards are low, but I've taken many different trains and I can't recall ever being unsatisfied with the service.
For the most part, I agree with you. I take the 6 train each day, and it's a pain but hopefully that will clear up when the SAS finally opens..
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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In the coldest weather they probably prefer to sleep on the E train as it is entirely underground and it doesn't get cleared out because the trains don't enter the end of the tunnel to turn around (like the F at 179th Street, or the M or R at Forest Hills).
Which is what I said.
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Tonight a transferred to an E at Roosevelt Ave. As the train pulled in, we could all see the car was suspiciously empty... of course there were two homeless encampments, so the whole car was empty in rush hour. So we all crowd near the door to enter the next car, and that one stinks to high heaven, as another homeless guy was just walking up and down the car harassing people.

This is daily/nightly life on the E. No line smells quite like the E. It is literally a rolling homeless shelter, and is a favorite of the "Showtime" crew.
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