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  • Do not hold or lean against subway doors.
  • Don’t be an idiot and try to duck under the turnstiles. You will get caught and fined about $150 per offense for fare evasion.
  • If you are unfamiliar with the subway system, briefly study your subway map in a quiet shop or another place where there are not many people, or check the MTA site online. In New York City, looking like a tourist can make you an easy target for theft or other crime; however, it should also be noted that New York City’s violent crime rate is actually quite low, comparable to that of a city with a population of about 200,000.
  • Be aware that many stations have separate platforms and entrances for trains going in opposite directions. You will have to pay twice if you use the wrong entrance or if you missed your stop and try to backtrack from one of these stations. This warning is less likely to apply to transfer (stations with a transfer to another line), express, and some stations that have unsigned crossovers or underpasses.
  • Keep your reading material in check and close to your person. Don’t open the newspaper on the train – keep it neatly folded. If it is too crowded, read your paper later.
  • Always allow riders to exit the car before your attempt to board.
  • Don’t surf the subways (ride outside the train).
  • If you need to stop and get your bearings, make sure to do so out of the flow of foot traffic and away from staircases. Otherwise, you might be blocking traffic and could get jostled or possibly hurt.
  • If you can’t get a seat, hold on to the railings so you don’t fall over when the train is moving. Older trains have handrails and poles along the seats, center, and near the vents while newer trains also have overhead handrails in the center of the car.
  • Dropped something on the subway tracks? Leave it! NEVER go down onto the tracks for any reason. Your safety is more important. Tell a police officer, train or station personnel, or use a station “Customer Assistance Intercom.”
  • Avoid staring or making prolonged eye contact with another passenger. You might convey the wrong image. Be polite and friendly at all times, and apologize if you bump into another commuter—though in New York it’s not uncommon for the person you accidentally jostled to say “Sorry!” to you first.
  • If you are riding late at night, try to find a populated car—ideally the conductor’s car (the conductor is almost always in the middle of the train (the 5th car from the front in an 8 car train and the 6th car from the front in a 10 car train), but some lines have the conductor in the front car or the back car). Some lines might only have the train operator that opens and closes the doors, especially during “off-hours.”
  • Unless it is an emergency at stations, do not pull the emergency brake cord.Stickers in subway cars offer detailed instructions on how to handle fire, medical, police, and evacuation situations.
  • Take some extra money for emergencies. This is always a good idea if you’re going to be in any big city, and even if you won’t be riding the subway. The city is a nice place, but there is crime there and someone might steal your money. To be safe, keep an extra $20–$50 in a very safe place, such as your shoe, inside your shirt, or in your bra.
  • Read the subway rules which are posted in the stations and trains and avoid things such as occupying more than one seat, playing loud music, etc.
  • Riding, moving, or standing between cars is prohibited in the subway. You will get caught and fined by the NYC Transit Police for that.
  • Keep your belongings on your person at all time. Don’t place your bags or packages on an empty seat even if the train is empty. NYC Transit Police will issue tickets for that (following the campaign “If you see something, say something”). You will find yourself with a court appearance and can expect to pay up to a $500 fine.
  • Subways aren’t the cleanest places in the world. Make sure to look at a seat before sitting in it. Sometimes there’s a reason that it’s empty: refuse, waste or even something really disgusting.
  • MetroCards are magnetic. Do not place them near any electronic device (Phone, MP3 player, etc.) or magnet as this may demagnetize the MetroCard, resulting in the turnstile not clicking when you insert your MetroCard into the turnstile. If your MetroCard has been demagnetized, see the station agent or an NYC Transit Officer. If the station agent cannot do anything about that card, a Business Reply Envelope will be given for you to mail your MetroCard in.

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