Category Archives: Schedule-padding

Ask Engine Bob: Should Conductors Hold the Door?

Q: Some fellow LIRR travelers say that the conductors won’t hold the doors for a passenger who’s boarding in the morning with a cup of coffee in his or her hand, because that suggests they’re lackadaisical about making the train. … Continue reading

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Ask Engine Bob

Q: Engine Bob, Why does my morning train take 48 minutes, while my evening train—with the exact same stops—takes 42 minutes? Does it take longer for people to get on than get off?  A: First, pat yourself on the back … Continue reading

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