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Old 02-15-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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My commute from Forest Hills to/from Midtown manhattan on the F or E line should be just 30 mins, yet at least once a week it takes over 45 mins to 1 hr because the train would just move extremely slowly (slower than walking) or just stop in the middle of the tunnel, either due to 'sick passenger' at some station or some switch issues. WTF
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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My commute from Forest Hills to/from Midtown manhattan on the F or E line should be just 30 mins, yet at least once a week it takes over 45 mins to 1 hr because the train would just move extremely slowly (slower than walking) or just stop in the middle of the tunnel, either due to 'sick passenger' at some station or some switch issues. WTF
Co-signed.
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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My commute from Forest Hills to/from Midtown manhattan on the F or E line should be just 30 mins, yet at least once a week it takes over 45 mins to 1 hr because the train would just move extremely slowly (slower than walking) or just stop in the middle of the tunnel, either due to 'sick passenger' at some station or some switch issues. WTF
You just answered your own question... Lol.
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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Not to discount your issues with those particular train lines, but don't a lot of the subway lines deal with these sort of problems?
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:21 PM
 
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Not to discount your issues with those particular train lines, but don't a lot of the subway lines deal with these sort of problems?
The E especially is an alternate universe. It can be midnight on a Sunday and it will be packed and slow. It can take an hour to go 5 stops on the E, and you can wait 30 minutes for an E in the evening rush. And it always, always, ALWAYS stinks to high heaven due to being the preferred train of our homeless population since its entire route is underground and it's not cleared out at the end of the run (like the M and R) before it turns around. So they can just set up camp and never leave.
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:55 PM
 
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Passenger involvement has a lot to do with the on time performance of the trains. This is from somebody who drove a train for 28 years.
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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The E is easily the worst train I take. It's so prone to delays and I have the horrible misfortune of having to go to Jamaica on my way back home. There's also the fact that it's often put on local service because of frequent construction work.


There's also the stuff that Angel said. Tons of homeless and panhandlers on the E train.
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:04 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?
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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All of the lines are really about the same. They are all subject to delays.

They all have their fare share of homeless people and panhandlers. Even the trains that go above the ground. 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).
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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They All are bad. And today they were on a holiday schedule and literally 500 people were on the platform.
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