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Old 02-17-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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I mentioned this in another thread, but figured I would start my own just to give people a heads up. I was at the last stop on the N/W at Ditmars blvd getting onto the train. It didn't leave yet and this guy was changing cars to find a seat I guess. A cop ended up giving him a ticket. So be careful next time if/when you switch cars.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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you get tickets for changing train cars please explain. you mean he got on without a ticket and got caught?
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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You can get a ticket even if the train is in the station? I mean, I guess its just as easy to walk out on the platform and switch cars but whats the harm in going in between cars when the train is stopped?
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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I think in the past there have been some really horrific accidents with people changing cars, and given the danger that the third rail presents, even if the car isn't moving, this can be extremely dangerous. That's probably why they banned the practice of going from one car to another through the sliding doors.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:21 PM
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https://www.nydailynews.com/archives..._car_hops.html
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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The cops are being extra harsh with it, because they find that it's a common technique amongst subway criminals to switch in between cars looking for victims.

Plus personally I feel it's dangerous anyway. If I want to change cars bad enough I wait for the train to stop, I exit and then I run into the next car.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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I saw the cop standing there writing him a ticket, and I overheard the guy saying that his brother is a lawyer. At the next stop, a woman went to go change cars on the train and he was like "no, don't do it. I just got a ticket for changing cars."
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:21 PM
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The cops are being extra harsh with it, because they find that it's a common technique amongst subway criminals to switch in between cars looking for victims.
Or maybe it's an easier way to gain income from so many that do it. That's one of the main reasons why it's pushed so hard. It's right behind preventing lawsuits from injury or death while switching cars.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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I dont know why folks are dumb enough to switch cars in the first place. I cant tell you how many times Im sitting down and I see some dummy get up and switch cars while the train is going full speed. That is extremly dangerous and I wouldnt do it even if the train was completly stopped. One wrong step and your under the train getting ran over...Some folks dont learn until something tragic happens to them .
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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Actually, MTA declared moving between cars to be illegal about two and a half years ago. The immediate cause for the sudden outbreak of enforcement is this:

Three weeks back, a woman on an N train leaving the terminal at Stillwell Avenue decided to change cars. As the train went over a switch, thereby making a slight turn, she fell between the cars and was killed...in a most horrendous way.

I suspect most people won't look at it this way, but enforcing the ban on subway car hopping is not a bad thing. Quoth your friendly local posting MTA employee.
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