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TRAINJOTTING TURNS 4: The Armrest That Tour My Trousers

Originally ran April 2008 “It’s been nearly four months of commuting now,” we said in February 2007, “and we haven’t seen a soul rip his pants on the train. In fact, we can’t even picture it happening. If you knew … Continue reading

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MTA Pays Out $285,000 In Ripped Pants

Metro-North and Long Island Railroad have paid out over $285,000 in claims regarding ripped clothing from the M7 trains’ armrests, reports City Room. It’s a drop in the bucket of the $1.1 billion…billion…the MTA has paid in claims over the … Continue reading

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Metro-North Gives Me $15 For My Pants

The letter came on crisp Metro-North Railroad stationery yesterday, informing me that the railroad had approved my damaged-property claim stemming from the train armrest tearing my pants on April 17. A check for $15 was enclosed to cover “Misc/Damage to Personal … Continue reading

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Update on the Case of the Torn Trousers

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since I sent a letter to Metro-North to inform them that my Gap chinos were torn by one of their armrests, and wouldn’t you know it, I got a call back from the railroad’s … Continue reading

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What Metro-North Has to Say About the Torn Trousers

I’d heard Metro-North reimburses the poor suckers who’ve had their pants ripped on those ill-tempered M7 armrests, so I figured I’d look into it. Mind you, as I mentioned, it’s a 10-year-old pair of chinos–hardly my good suit or even … Continue reading

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The Armrest That Tore My Trousers

“It’s been nearly four months of commuting now,” we said in February 2007, “and we haven’t seen a soul rip his pants on the train. In fact, we can’t even picture it happening. If you knew the armrests were known … Continue reading

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Getting Ripped on the 6:10

It’s sort of like Bigfoot or something–until you actually see the dreaded beast, you can’t say for sure it actually exists. That was my take on the much-ballyhooed pants-ripping armrests on the new M7 cars. Well, I saw Bigfoot on … Continue reading

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