Another easy commute this am! Thinking the train gods have smiled down on me. Quick connections and not awful. With the exception of the contact high I got walking through the Court Square station, it was a good morning.
Riding home on the E train at about 6pm. There's a stalled downtown E, but since I'm headed back to Queens I am happily unaffected. As I get to wondering what the 7 will have in store when I realize that I've spoken too soon... we're being held in the station. Maybe the stalled train will derail the evening after all? Crawling along now - just told it was due to a stalled F train in Queens. Ugh.
When I finally get to Court Square, the escalators and moving sidewalks are not working. But they worked all day yesterday - so I guess it's not a big deal. I did get on the 7 right away. Crowded, but I got on the train. One hour and 15 minutes from Penn Station to Sunnyside.
I wonder how often we mange to get on the train, just barely. You squash yourself in because you have to go somewhere, but it's not a humane experience. How many people are train cars supposed to hold? And how many are squashed in with me?
Tomorrow, I'll look at train capacity and ridership. At a very low estimate, building housing over the Sunnyside Yards will add more than 100,000 people to the trains at Queens Plaza/Queensboro Plaza. Get ready to be up close and personal with your neighbors.