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The Pros And Cons of Interconnected Subway Cars

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

The Pros And Cons of Interconnected Subway Cars

According to Gothamist, MTA is planning to try out a few subway trains where the cars are connected and completely open—no doors between them. Some cities, like Berlin and Sao Paulo, already have subways like this.

Let’s weight the pros and cons of such a change…

 

Pro: Can easily move over if the next car looks less crowded

Con: No way to escape sound of person yelling about Jesus

no subway eye contact
[Tom/flickr]
Pro: Eight to ten percent more space on the whole subway train

Con: Possibility that MTA runs 8-10 percent fewer trains

[Streets Blog]
[Streets Blog]
Pro: Better acoustics for musical performances

Con: Have to listen to performance multiple times

[Gary H. Spielvogel/Flickr]
[Gary H. Spielvogel/Flickr]
Pro: Can easily move if someone spews

Con: Smell of vomit permeates the whole train

[Runs With Scissors/Flickr]
[Runs With Scissors/Flickr]

Pro: Can say hello to the cute guy/gal you see in the next car

Con: No more excuse to not say hello if you’re actually just a wimp

[Slate]
[Slate]
Pro: All Beyonce gifs in this article are still applicable

Con: Those turns probably won’t get any smoother

beyonce jiggling

 

Pro: Ability to run down the entire length of the subway pretending you’re an airplane

Con: Forget to get off at your stop

[dee_dee_creamer/flickr]
[dee_dee_creamer/flickr]

Cover photo credit: Urbanful

 

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