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  • The first car is often less crowded than other cars on subway trains.
  • MEN: Keep your wallet in your front pocket. WOMEN: Keep your wallet on the bottom of your bag or even better, if you can, put it in your pocket.
  • MetroCards are very fragile. Bending, heating, or getting them wet will damage or ruin them. If your card doesn’t work after several tries, take it to the station agent and request a replacement.
  • If you are traveling on the subway at night, it is recommended for you to stay in the “Waiting Area,” denoted by a yellow and black sign, so that you are in sight of the station agent if anything happens.
  • Smile and relax. If you look nervous, you may attract the wrong type of attention.
  • Mind your manners. Say “please” and “excuse me”. Believe it or not, most arguments occur because one person wasn’t polite.
  • If you’re not sure of where to go, ask somebody! Don’t be afraid to ask strangers for directions. Most New Yorkers don’t mind helping others out, so just ask and, in general, many New Yorkers are very polite people and willing to help.
  • If you feel uncomfortable due to another rider(s), trust your gut instinct and move to the last door of the car. When the train arrives at the next station, get out of that car and into the next car. DO NOT GO BETWEEN CARS. It is dangerous and against the law.
  • When getting on an escalator, remember: if you intend to stand, stay on the right. Leave the left clear for those who want to climb up or down.
  • Only stand in front of the train car doors when you have a few stops. If you have to stay on a certain train for 2 or more stops, either take a seat or move in. Blocking car doors is prohibited.
  • Make sure to put enough money in your MetroCard, in case you get on the wrong subway train and have to take another or the fare is more than you think. In general, you may stay in the subway system and ride all trains for as long as you like. No stations have “paid” transfers except when designated by station signs and announcements on-board (an example would be “A free transfer is also available to the F train by walking over to the Lexington Avenue – 63 Street Station and using your MetroCard” on any Broadway or Lexington Line train.). Thereon, you will have to swipe your MetroCard at the transfer station and a fare will not be deducted, though you must do it within 2 hours of your swipe to get in the system. Otherwise, you will pay again.
  • At terminal stations, the first train in is the first train out (usually) unless that train is heading to the storage yard. Do not go into the latest train that came into the station. Instead, walk into the earliest train that came in unless directed to by platform signs. Trains that will be departing instead of heading for the storage yard will have one-half of an end-car door open.
  • It is suggested to not ride the subway (especially the 4/5 and the L lines) during rush hours unless you really need to.
  • If you are heading for a local station but want to travel faster, you could take the express train to the last express station before your destination and transfer to the local train. However, if a local train is present at an express station or is arriving to one, board it instead as you might end up taking the same exact train in the future.
  • If you have a backpack, please remove it and hold it in your hands before entering the train.
  • Hop Stop is another great website to check out. It’s the “map quest” for the subway system. Also try onNYturf which overlays the lines on a maps so you can see exactly where the entrances and lines run. For official directions accounting for all planned service changes, go to the MTA TripPlanner+.
  • Remember to give up your seat as a courtesy to elderly, pregnant, or disabled passengers. Special “Priority Seating” at both ends of a subway car must be vacated when an elderly or disabled passenger needs a seat.
  • Have a lot of MetroCards with money on them? If they are “PREVALUED” or “FULL FARE” cards (not Unlimited-Ride) and they all have money on them, you may bring up to 7 cards at a time to a station booth and ask the station agent to combine the cards. The final card you give the station agent will be the one with all of the money from the other cards.
  • If you’re lost or confused, ask the conductor or station agent (in the station booths) for directions. Note: Some stations do not have station agents at all, so check the map, politely ask another passenger—most New Yorkers are really helpful if you approach them in a non-threatening manner and are polite—or exit the station and ask a policeman.
  • Make sure you have all the information for your trains before you leave. Just because two trains are the same color or go through the same tunnel does not necessarily mean that they are interchangeable.
  • At all stations that serve numbered lines, the 42 Street Shuttle, and the L line, there are countdown clocks that will announce and display trains that will be arriving at that platform or station, depending on the location of the sign. These signs will also announce service alerts in real-time. Most stations that have lettered lines have waiting areas in which LED signs will sound a siren and display the direction of the train when it is arriving, usually the borough or terminal (if in the borough); these signs are absent at mono-directional entrance mezzanines.
  • If it is rush hour, there is a reason that car looks empty. You should know.
  • It’s best to purchase an Unlimited-Ride time limit of 7-days ($30) if you will be taking 12 or more rides during your stay (day passes are no longer sold). It will save you money. The same goes if you are staying for 30-days and will incur more than 45 trips; get a 30-Day Unlimited ($112).
  • You only get about 20 seconds to get on a train. Holding the doors of the train car is prohibited. If the train doors close as you get to the train, just get on the next train. Headways range from 7-10 minutes during rush-hours, 15 minutes during weekends, and up to 20-30 minutes during late-nights. Be sure that the train you will be boarding is the same line and direction. Multiple trains of varying lines may stop at a single platform.
  • Get a MetroCard first before you think of riding the subway.

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