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28 Struggles Every Metro North Commuter Knows All Too Well

Please watch the gap between the train and the platform.

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1. Paying for a monthly pass.

$276 and counting.
Krystie Yandoli

$276 and counting.

2. Not paying for a monthly pass.

$22.50 for each roundtrip isn't pretty, either.
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$22.50 for each roundtrip isn't pretty, either.

3. Trying to escape the loud talkers.

4. And forgetting your headphones.

5. Pleading with the conductor when you forget your ticket.

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6. Overcrowded trains.

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7. Missing the last train home at 1:53 AM.

8. Waiting for the first train that doesn't leave until 5:35 AM.

This is probably what hell feels like.
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This is probably what hell feels like.

9. Drunk people on the train.

This is the beginning of a live-tweeting session of drunk people on the Metro-North

Max Siegal@flockofsiegal

This is the beginning of a live-tweeting session of drunk people on the Metro-North

09:36 PM - 22 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yo, dad, I really need to pee. You know how many times on the train back from the city I peed between the cars?

Max Siegal@flockofsiegal

Yo, dad, I really need to pee. You know how many times on the train back from the city I peed between the cars?

09:38 PM - 22 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I've been drinking since 7:30am. You have no idea. Are my eyes bloodshot?

Max Siegal@flockofsiegal

I've been drinking since 7:30am. You have no idea. Are my eyes bloodshot?

09:54 PM - 22 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Hearing the two dreaded words: signal issues.

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11. Power outages.

This is especially unenjoyable during the winter months when you're abandoned on a track for over an hour in cold weather.
Krystie Yandoli

This is especially unenjoyable during the winter months when you're abandoned on a track for over an hour in cold weather.

12. Weather delays.

13. Regular delays.

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14. Accidentally sitting in the quiet car with a friend.

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15. Walking through Grand Central between 5:00 and 7:00 pm on a weekday.

It's every person for themselves.
Krystie Yandoli

It's every person for themselves.

16. And getting run over by people on your way to the train.

17. When you finally find your track and realize you'll be riding on an old train.

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18. Which means you probably can't charge your phone.

I discovered the secret electrical outlet on the old Metro North trains. Fingers crossed the seat's not occupied. I've got 22% left.

Amy Dixon@amyrnbsn

I discovered the secret electrical outlet on the old Metro North trains. Fingers crossed the seat's not occupied. I've got 22% left.

10:35 PM - 4 Nov 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. Not having anywhere to sit.

Don't I pay $276 every month to ride this train?
Krystie Yandoli

Don't I pay $276 every month to ride this train?

20. When someone spills their coffee all over the floor.

Hope you didn't set your stuff down.
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Hope you didn't set your stuff down.

21. When someone's bag takes up a whole seat.

22. People who use an entire 4-person seater for only themselves.

23. Trying to make eye contact when you're looking for a seat.

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24. Trying NOT to make eye contact when someone else is looking for a seat.

25. Sitting near the bathroom.

26. Sleeping through your stop.

27. Losing service in the tunnel before arriving at Grand Central Station.

28. Waking up every morning knowing what lies ahead of you.

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