on Tue Mar 13 21:18:27 2018, in response to Re: What to do when the doors don't open, posted by Strike_Mark on Mon Mar 12 23:20:30 2018.
Of course, those of us in the first car could not see if the doors had opened in the rest of the train. The conductor could have been attacked and bleeding to death for all we knew. That tilts my thinking at this point toward pulling the handle as soon as the train starts to move and before the train gets all the way out of the station. (After that, better to wait until the next stop.) We don't know for sure that it is an emergency in the strict sense, but it merits further investigation to be sure, making it an emergency in the broad sense. I'll be interested to see how the MTA responds to my complaint.