How Did New York's Trains Get so Bad? | NYT


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  • jptothetree
    jptothetree  1 days back

    The MTA has been working on a platform renovation and installation of 2 elevators (THAT'S IT) for the LIRR stop in my neighborhood in Brooklyn for over 2 1/2 years now. And they are still not even close to being done. I honestly can't believe how incompetent and inefficient this city operates. Union guys just sitting around doing nothing, it seems.

    • specialparadise
      specialparadise  1 days back

      What a biased video, I have been taking the train for years, it's not as bad as they depict it to be. Unless there is a medical emergency or a police investigation, the train for the most part runs fine.

      • Sho Yu Weeni
        Sho Yu Weeni  1 days back

        More taxes should fix it. Good thing you stopped Amazon. "You can't just go to best buy and get a train tracking system" Yeah you can actually it's called gps.

        • ruzzell907
          ruzzell907  1 days back

          Government, politicians, and unions.
          0:22 "Stand clear of the closing doors, please." I'm laughing so hard! The chaos is so poetic!

          • Bino
            Bino  2 days back

            And amongst all of them the greedy Jew wants to earn money! ;)

            • Keiry Palma
              Keiry Palma  2 days back

              And the L train STILL isn’t working.

              • PIcoAirBearings
                PIcoAirBearings  2 days back

                How did they get so bad? Easy. They’re run by the Government.

                • PIZACLATON DDD
                  PIZACLATON DDD  2 days back

                  Of course it started with Rudy

                  • krzeszewski
                    krzeszewski  3 days back

                    hard to watch such a cut edit

                    • Mary Mary Quite Contrary

                      It’s sad. I live in Istanbul now and I can’t believe how much better the subway system is here then in many North American cities, among them New York. In a developing country!

                      • David Price
                        David Price  4 days back

                        Great video. Now do one on the VP of the United States of America's son getting paid $50-83k per MONTH, sitting on a corrupt foreign oil co's board when he knew zero about the oil business, that his father threatened to withhold $1 billion dollars from if the prosecutor investigating the corruption wasn't fired...yeah, do that video next.

                        • Princess Marlena
                          Princess Marlena  4 days back

                          It barely got “The Warriors” back to Coney Island.

                          • Gl San
                            Gl San  6 days back

                            NYT must have overlooked the subway in the 60's and 70's. People will complain about anything.

                            • your typical asian
                              your typical asian  6 days back

                              I got delayed at least 3 times in the N train

                              • Luis Diaz
                                Luis Diaz  6 days back

                                24/7? You can't see a D train for 2 hours or more after 1 am, so if you went out for a party on a Friday and need to take the subway good luck! You are better off paying 85 dollars for a taxi.

                                • ray matthews
                                  ray matthews  1 weeks back

                                  What is the mystery. It moves millions of people daily. No other country has 24 hour service. We are just an overcrowded city.

                                  • Your Mother
                                    Your Mother  1 weeks back

                                    That dude that’s white with the fancy suit I don’t think he hit puberty

                                    • theboredbrowser
                                      theboredbrowser  1 weeks back

                                      Full song on Spotify?

                                      • Ally Fuller
                                        Ally Fuller  1 weeks back

                                        Informative but that’s some of the most irritating artistic editing I have ever seen

                                        • sivan ferna
                                          sivan ferna  1 weeks back

                                          Is it about funds or about mismanagement of funds, regulation/red tape, and unions. The cost to build in NYC is too expensive because of unionization. In other countries including a lot of first world countries it's not this hard or expensive. Also nyc is such a badly planned and designed city that knowbodh know what things are underground and where. It's like a whole city under nyc

                                          • nate liebert
                                            nate liebert  1 weeks back

                                            Nothing about police brutality

                                            • Zizi Bressa
                                              Zizi Bressa  1 weeks back

                                              Worst administration ever.

                                              • Zizi Bressa
                                                Zizi Bressa  1 weeks back

                                                From bad to worse. Bad administration. No police inside the trains (we have under Giuliani administration)

                                                • Micah Lall-Trail
                                                  Micah Lall-Trail  7 days back

                                                  Giulani administration? Giulani as in first name Rudy?

                                              • Jonathan Chau
                                                Jonathan Chau  1 weeks back

                                                Don’t make motorists pay for the stupid system as they try to now. I don’t and refuse to use it. Make it like japan , have people pay by distance

                                                • NJPN 2019
                                                  NJPN 2019  1 weeks back

                                                  NYC Subway: One of the worst trains in the world
                                                  Philippine MRT and LRT: Hold my beard

                                                  • Ade
                                                    Ade  2 weeks back

                                                    I don’t even know if Toronto is worse

                                                    • TheJoseBoss
                                                      TheJoseBoss  2 weeks back

                                                      people complain about the subways but a lot of those people also evade the toll/whatever the cost of the train is called

                                                      • Dell12 16
                                                        Dell12 16  2 weeks back

                                                        Yeah they aren’t going do anything anytime soon believe me

                                                        • lisa kazazi
                                                          lisa kazazi  2 weeks back

                                                          The politicians, who allocate funding dont even catch the train ".

                                                          • Jesus Gonzalez
                                                            Jesus Gonzalez  2 weeks back

                                                            Deadass and they making me pay 2.75 for some train filled with crackheads bums and dirty wet seats like why u think we hop the stall and open the doors 🙄

                                                            • TechNerdNolan
                                                              TechNerdNolan  2 weeks back

                                                              I really hope they don’t get rid of the subway voice on the R-211 trains

                                                            • Philip Kwon
                                                              Philip Kwon  2 weeks back

                                                              Bro it’s not that bad

                                                              • country boy
                                                                country boy  2 weeks back

                                                                there are a lot of good people in new york

                                                                • whoo else
                                                                  whoo else  2 weeks back

                                                                  If all of you folks have been to XYZ & say their subway systems is better than ny , how about shutting TF up & move over there then?

                                                                  • Liza Toft
                                                                    Liza Toft  2 weeks back

                                                                    at least its not as bad as nj transit

                                                                    • Liza Toft
                                                                      Liza Toft  2 weeks back

                                                                      New yorks subway may be bad, but we can get any where we have over 500 stations .

                                                                      • Beyond Birthday
                                                                        Beyond Birthday  2 weeks back

                                                                        Here you see subway line 2 of Berlin/Germany, as it is today:
                                                                        It was built around 1902, and, for most of the 20th century, laid in East-Berlin. Today, the U2 line connects East and West, as it did in the 1900th's, when it was built.

                                                                        • Jonathan
                                                                          Jonathan  2 weeks back

                                                                          These politicians but If u wanna blame someone, just look into a mirror.

                                                                          • aksumi
                                                                            aksumi  2 weeks back

                                                                            Does anyone else keep re watching this video because of how well put together it is?

                                                                            • 王爱丽
                                                                              王爱丽  2 weeks back

                                                                              I wonder why so many viewers disliked this video. It’s a comprehensive and informative video.

                                                                            • wudup fammm
                                                                              wudup fammm  2 weeks back

                                                                              pay alotta $ 2 live in a rathotel

                                                                              • Rene Juarez
                                                                                Rene Juarez  2 weeks back

                                                                                El peor servicio de el mundo... Es una basura siempre estan averiados. Una basura estas mamadas de MTA

                                                                                • Мария Иванова

                                                                                  Come to Moscow! Stunning subway, 1$ ride wherever you wanna go, clean, USB charger in the trains, free wifi. Welcome!😉

                                                                                  • maldo72
                                                                                    maldo72  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Yes they are finding way to fund the system by strangling thier employees ...

                                                                                    • TatoMato
                                                                                      TatoMato  3 weeks back

                                                                                      School: *starts at 8am*
                                                                                      Me: *leaves home at at 7am*
                                                                                      Google Maps: *30 minute journey*
                                                                                      Teacher at 8:30am: Okay, Johns here. Next, Max? Max isn’t here? Oh well.

                                                                                      • General Grievous
                                                                                        General Grievous  3 weeks back

                                                                                        0:39 they were paid actors

                                                                                        • General Grievous
                                                                                          General Grievous  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Hope that guy with the guitar gets leukemia

                                                                                          • Starchy
                                                                                            Starchy  3 weeks back

                                                                                            They need to hire Koreans! They've got the best Subway system in the world!