lirr42 wrote:The video's been spread around so much the MTA even put out a press release (http://new.mta.info/news/2013/11/12/sub ... way-safety" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) on the boards.
This has been for the last 2 decades, starting with those inane train ID announcements, which detracted from the conductor's true duties. So-called customer service has been deemed more important that operation. You cannot have it both ways. The conductor and the motorman are there to get a train from Point A to B, not to be pals with the public. That is the reason for the door-enabler. I understand that it has been disabled. I ride the subway and I pray God that the crew is correct "upstairs" and that I do not meet with an accident. Two conductors will never work again because of this rubbish, One died of a cranial injury, while another is walking vegetable because they did not know when to pull their heads in. Just today, I was on a Brighton-6th Ave., when at Atlantic, she threw the doors open and talked on the PA as the train stopped-all in one motion.