Reopening a closed subway station: South Ferry and Cluny – La Sorbonne


Greetings everyone!

I know I’ve been talking quite a lot about the Paris Metro as of late. However, I don’t want to leave the New York City Subway out of my discussions, as there’s much to talk about on that system. Particularly, I will be speaking of news that the New York City MTA will be, for the first time in the agency’s history, reopening a previously closed subway station.

During the lifetime of a subway system, many stations may permanently be closed to passengers for a variety of reasons. Common reasons include: the distance of the station in comparison to adjacent stations (stations too close to each other), cost of maintaining the station (too expensive to maintain and keep open), and the design of the station (either the station is obsolete or too oddball to keep open). In any case, once a subway station is permanently closed to passengers, passenger access will be permanently sealed and trains will simply pass through the corridor without stopping.

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Daylight Savings Time – Spring Forward

I just wanted to give everyone a quick reminder to please set your clocks ahead one hour tonight. Tomorrow (March 10, 2013) begins Daylight Savings Time here in the US. So for everyone residing here in the US, please be sure to adjust your clocks. I certainly would not like to see anyone late for work, church, or whatever other functions you may have during the day on Sunday.


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