Originally Posted by ryanmaccdn
I find that they are pretty clear that they are emergency exits..... no?
Most are alarmed but have fallen into disrepair.... although the sweet justice here with the compass card will be when whomever decidedes to use them they will be dinged the full price trip instead of tapping out and getting the cheaper.
One thing that really grinds my gears are people who open the windows on Mark 2 trains..... I just about punched a lady the other day.
Clearly people don't understand the fundamentals on how AC works.
Why they didn't just lock the windows out is beyond me. Stupid stickers mean nothing.
Burrard stairwell doors seem to no longer be alarmed. No more annoying buzzzzzzzzzz. re AC, they probably need to be able to be opened in case of fire. Not that it has been much of an issue this "summer", replaced with "does the heat really need to be on"?
Taking the Skytrain every day does lead to gear-grinding. Woman in seat in front of me brushing the back of her head. 15 minute+ phone calls. People who block the doors at busy stations. Leaning poll hoggers, non obese taking up 1.5 seats, backpacks, people who push against your back when you're waiting to let people off before getting on. Bikes in rush hour, sticky floors from spilled drinks (Translink seems to given up on that one) Urine smell in the Commercial stairwell after game nights.
And a couple of memorable one-offs. Being falsely accused of impropriety on a sardine packed MK-1. Note to self. there might be a better response to "Get your hand off my ass" than "Get your ass off my hand". Perhaps, "Excuse me, I didn't notice that my right hand holding my briefcase was touching your "ass", I'm to busy concentrating on holding on to this pole with my left hand with 8 other . I can't move, and hands normally hang at ass level".
And finally, a drunk man about my age who kept insisting that I give my seat to a woman half my age. She laughingly declined, but drunky wouldn't STFU. A memorable night, a couple of passengers in Boston uniforms running up the down escalator at Waterfront, boarding an outbound train that had to be taken out of service due to a "spill". I don't think it was a beverage. February 26 2011.
Well, that was cathartic. I just realized that this may not be 'on topic' for this thread, whatever it is... Faregates, tune in next year, I'm sure they'll grind off the few remaining gear teeth. 3 gates for Brentwood? That'll be fun.