17 Responses

  1. Sheryl says:

    I really like this post. It’s funny how you can notice patterns like that, but it’s so true. I try to never ever take any train that stops in Fordham because of the Fordham People. You can spot them a mile away.

  2. Dylan says:

    *school name here* ALL THE WAY

  3. Dylan says:

    I am not. But i am on the morning train. I am however, offended that you cant tell the difference between *school name here* and *school name here*. The *school name here* are the ones who *removed* get off at *station*, the *school name here* kids continue to *station*.

  4. David says:

    This blog seems to be opposed greatly to *school name here*. I believe what you fail to realize that most of this negative behavior you speak of is performed by that of *school name here* School. *sentences removed* I would kindly ask that, to back up Dylan, you do try to tell the difference. Thank you.

    P.S. I enjoy the blog. Great Job!

    • Emily says:

      The next time I see a student, wearing a *school name here* shirt, get into a fight, I will be sure to take a photograph. But yes, from now on, I will not be referring to anyone by their school, if I am not entirely certain what school they were in fact from.

  5. Emily says:

    I see plenty of students wearing *school name here* shirts at White Plains, that take my evening train. I may have been referring to them, regarding White Plains. And yes, I am aware there are a lot from *school name here* in the morning. Most of you have something on you, a shirt, a bag, what have you, that says which school you attend.

  6. Dylan says:

    Well, im sorry i was mistaken, the evening train is a completely different story and i am sure that there are many *school name here* kids at WP in the afternoon/evening.

  7. Steven says:

    Riding the Upper Hudson line people always get up a station before hand and wait in the vestibule. Taking one of the super expresses to Beacon, usually around Peekskill people start getting up and walking to the last car or the six car to be one of the first ones out and get to their car fast. After some time the traffic then starts to back up on 9D and trying to get out of the parking lot.

  8. James says:

    It’s true — unwritten train etiquette says you mustn’t talk on the morning train. Oh, it’s all right to say a hushed ‘good morning’ to a friend, but then shut up. My daily commuter friend Eric and I greet each other on the Wingdale platform, and then transition to silence after we find our (separate) seats. One trip, there was a group of 6 greenhorns we had never seen before, dressed for business. They were talking, animatedly so, the whole way. I asked Eric, “What’s with these people?” And he replied, wearily, “They think this is fun”.

    (We speculated later they were probably private school administrators from Dutchess or Columbia County, heading to the big city for an academic conference.)

  9. CZ says:

    Being one of those “Wassaic people”, I read this post and thought…. why is it that no one really talks on this train? It is true heading back up on the 5:19 and 6:02.

    I thought about it, by the time we get to White Plains we already have been on the train for an hour and fifteen minutes. (I get on at Dover) For me and for many others that get on the train, it is the 2nd leg of our trip into the city. I have a 20 minute drive to the train station. On a good morning I am asleep before Harlem Valley-Wingdale. :)

    That is of course the A/C is working or the Heat isn’t working too much.

    • Emily says:

      Hello, and thanks for commenting. I always wondered if some of those “Wassaic people” would be annoyed at my observations… but those trains really are a sort of different culture. But with that long commute, I can totally understand why so many people would want to sleep. You’ve got a long ride, but I can only imagine those people that come down from Pittsfield, Mass to Wassaic to take the train. That certainly takes dedication.

  10. CZ says:

    Well as to not paint all the “Wassiac people” in a bad light, if you end up on the train I am on….. I will talk to you. :)

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