$250 Million System Only Effective at Pissing People Off

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This is what was flashing on the L train’s new digital signs for the 7 minutes I spent waiting for a train at 1st Avenue this morning. Apparently, it was doing this everywhere along the L train today in both directions… constantly flashing on and off that a train was about to arrive in the station, when in reality, you were about to spend several minutes waiting underground in stifling heat for this invisible train.

I guess this is what the MTA meant when they called this expensive new system “flashy.”

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8 responses to “$250 Million System Only Effective at Pissing People Off

  1. this system works great in other cities. how’d you guys manage to fuck it up?

  2. ah yes. sweating through my work clothes while waiting for the train is something i do not forget about new york. sexy, huh.

  3. add_roc

    UPDATE!! As of 2pm the signs are still flashing

  4. These signs weren’t working at all on Saturday night. So maybe flashing is an upgrade?

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  6. Hiphopopotomus

    I was down under there this AM and still doing that. Actually didn’t realize as that this moronic flashing has been an on going thing- luckily you can get on the L train really easy in the morning as no one is ever on it

  7. Hiphopopotomus: Which L Train are you riding? You can barely squeeze yourself onto an L Train during rush hour most days.

  8. Andrew

    Hiphopopotomus, were you headed to Brooklyn?! I =should= be able to get on at the 1st Av stop headed west, but I’ve given up and now walk the route over to Union Square to transfer uptown in the mornings…

    I did notice the other evening that they weren’t even showing the wait times — the signs were staying on the date and time display.

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