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Re: MTA going to great lengths in stopping subway scammers...from 18 mins to 1 hour

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Tue May 8 19:26:48 2012, in response to Re: MTA going to great lengths in stopping subway scammers...from 18 mins to 1 hour, posted by Wallyhorse on Tue May 8 01:27:24 2012.

Six turnstiles handling the people exiting a four car train every 10 minutes is very different than having 12 turnstiles handling the exits of two 600' trains every 2 minutes.

Plus with PATCO & DC as long as you get the card in the slot with the proper orientation, it will work. NYCT, you need the right orientation, swipe speed, and to not pull the card back while swiping... it's easier to fuck up the swipe. And now, you have double the chances of someone clogging up a turnstile while fumbling with their card.

So now in addition to needing new turnstiles to accommodate the opposite direction (ie: st george) you need new turnstiles in general to better handle the swiping. And if you're going that far, may as well change the design entirely. It *can* work with NYC level crowds, as shown in the video below, but I doubt people can be "trained" to handle it:



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