by Roy FoyLoy
Ok, MNRR employees, which is a worse shift: New Year's Eve or St. Patrick's Day? I'm guessing that the clashing of early morning revelers and people just trying to get to work makes March 17th a bigger headache.
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truck6018 wrote:While I can't speak about the morning trains, from my perspective, having worked last night from 3:30 to 12:00 (the parade was over at 3) and New Years Eve from 3:30 PM until 6 Am New Years Day, it's easy to say that New Years Eve was worse (in GCT anyway). Sure, there were some individuals that couldn't stand or walk on their own last night but for the most part the over all behavior of the masses was better. The crowds on New Years Eve were far more unstable and belligerent.That was the 8:49am out of Poughkeepsie (846) that broke down (correct?) they towed it back to Yankees-E.153 Street and the passengers boarded an M4/M6! (that is if my sources are correct).
I do know on the trains there were several fights going home last night but I still don't think it was bad as New Years Eve.
As far as the incoming crowds before the parade I don't think there was too much effect on the AM commute. From what I understand the heaviest of trains were when the AM peak was winding down, although I could be wrong. I do know of one train that skipped some of it's scheduled stops due to heavy ridership (these stops were picked up by another train). The only thing that made it really difficult is one train inbound train that broke down around 125 St. That train was delayed for almost an hour.
metrony wrote:MTA police should have been aboard the train at Poughkeepsie.I agree about the latter. That's what used to strike me. That the crews and ridrship often seemed left to fend for themselves on badly overcrowded trains with drunken boisterous teens.
Steamboat Willie wrote:The RR wants to keep the trains moving and avoids holding up the entire place. The longer you keep them on the train the uglier things get.Yeh that's probably true, I can see that.