subway for dummies

a blog friend
 asked
 what is the difference between the local and the express

  i thought
 what a good bog post the answer would make

 so
 here it is
 subway for dummies

 no 
she's not a dummy

 i am just 
borrowing
 the wording 
of those computer books
 you know
 word for dummies

 both
 the local and the express trains
 run
 the same route
 from
 beginning to end 


the difference
 is
 the express trains
 make
less stops

they stop
 on
 at
 junction stations 
where 
the passengers/riders
 can
 switch to the local
 to get to the stop
 they need
 if 
its 
in between express stops

if you live near a local stop
 you might
 take the local 
to an express stop
 to
 get 
to
 your destination faster

 on the line
 i take
 to the office
 i live within 3 blocks of a local stop and 8 blocks away from an express 
i can
 take the local
 one stop
 to
 get the express


 confused?  

okay
let me clarify

 i get on the local
at 
79 St


 i want to
 need to 
get to 
42nd St


 if i stay on the local
 it will make stops
 at
 72 street
66 street
 59 street
50 street
 before
arriving at
 42nd street

 it takes approximately 4-5 minutes from 79th to 42nd

however
if
 i change 
to
 the express at 72 street


 (or walk to 72 street to get it)




its just
one stop
 to 
42 street

 it takes 2-3 min 
(not counting
 any waiting time 
of course 
if the new signs


 show
a long wait 
you dont bother to switch
 there'd be nothing to gain)

there are express/local trains on all the subway lines

 the subway 
is
 clean


safe


 efficient


often
entertaining


 and
 relatively speaking
 inexpensive
 fare
 is 
$2.5o
 or
 $1.50 for seniors and school kids

any questions?

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