Subway Trouble - December 13, 2008

I was running a bit late on this brisk December morning and decided to take the subway rather than walk to work. I felt fortunate to have caught the IRT #2 express train at 72nd Street and everything was fine until we got to around 50th Street. After waiting for a few minutes, the conductor announced that there was a stalled train at Times Square due to a police action and that we would be moving as soon as the other train cleared the platform. After about 20 minutes, a decision was made to back the train up on the express track to 72nd Street, where we could transfer to a local.

I captured some moments from that all-too-familiar experience to explain to my boss why I didn't call in late - and I thought I'd share.


Video (Quicktime format) of the train backing into 72nd St...and waiting...

Waiting for progress
12/13/2008 09:16 AM
Waiting for progress
Two express trains nose to toes at 72nd St
12/13/2008 09:30 AM
Two express trains nose to toes at 72nd St
Express trains
12/13/2008 09:30 AM
Express trains
Police at 42nd St
12/13/2008 09:40 AM
Police at 42nd St