Thursday, March 26, 2009

Finally: New F Trains!

About an hour ago, as I stood on the platform of the Herald Square subway station, waiting for the downtown F Train, I never would have thought my ride home would have been so pleasant as it turned out to be, especially in the light of the recent mammoth fare hikes. But then, as I saw the approaching lights of the train, everything changed...

At first, I thought, oh no... It's one of those weird out-of-service trains. But then I paused as I noticed the glowing red lights above the front window of the leading subway car... Perhaps it was an errant 2 train? 6 train, perhaps? Then, it came closer... and I saw it:


With a gasp and a full-toothed grin, I beamed at the approaching loveliness! At long last! The MTA gods have deemed the F line fit for new trains! Even as the sleek, new doors slid open and I was greeted with the pleasantly articulate female voice, which proclaimed that yes, indeed, this was 34th Street, Herald Square and that you could transfer to the N, Q, R, V, or W trains, I could hardly believe that my wildest public transit wish had come true.


The interior was so well lit, the ride was so smooth, and the automated voice cues were so easily understood that, for a few moments, I thought I must've somehow been magically transported onto a 6 train. While I was somewhat disappointed to find out that, no, magical transportation was still not a reality, I was overJOYED to discover that I was still sitting on a Brooklyn-bound F train, slinking stealthily and steadily towards my destination.

Ah... It almost made me forget the extra $20 I'm going to have to spend... every... month.... to ride this... majestic people mover...

...

Dammit!

-e

5 comments:

Peter said...

Dude! Well done and hip hip
-peter

laura said...

Why are all the podunk lines (the E? Really, MTA?) getting new trains? WHAT ABOUT THE A TRAIN?

eugene said...

Podunk? The F train is major, yo! :p

jackie said...

oooh it will be super exciting when the R train gets this loveliness! altho i have graduated to an automobile these days, i will never forget the agony of waiting at the 59th st station for that stinky old local R train to come my way. brooklyn, i miss you!

David C said...

Bad ASS! I love those trains!