The G Train


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59 Responses to The G Train

  1. asdfh says:

    Has to be Aussie.

  2. bkj216 says:

    There is no way this is real. If it is, its amazingly bold, and practically customer service suicide, but funny

    • Zomborgon says:

      G, thanks.

    • Mel the Belle says:

      Looks to me like something a frustrated customer, who happens to have some graphic arts skill and knows how to recreate a logo (it’s not really that hard) put up. THAT is a protest. If I wore hats, mine would be off to you.

  3. PiMan says:

    Seems like it should belong in HackedIRL instead. Here is probably the second best place to put it.

  4. McDoom says:

    C’mon, this is blatantly a hack… it should be on hackedirl.

  5. HillelKitty says:

    LOL – Tiny text at bottom of sign:

    “Why is this happening to me? We don’t know. We don’t care. We could make something up to you. Track work. Signal malfunction. Evil, genetically modified orangutans loose in the tunnels, but it’s not going to change the fact that you’re not going anywhere.”

  6. v000 says:

    Wait, there was a schedule?

    • Kusac says:

      Sure there was!

      8:00 – Won’t be there
      8:15 – Still won’t be there
      8:30 – Hiding around the bend and wait until most have gotten fed up and left, then may decide to arrive
      9:00 – Will arrive, but only if there is some idiot on the track because they dropped their cell phone down below.
      10-11 – Lunch time

      And so on.

    • amazonx says:

      G train – stands for Good Luck Getting a Train!

    • Snide Remarks says:

      Hilarious! The fiendish train cruelly waits around the bend until everyone leaves…waits until someone shows up, then leaves before the passenger can embark! Cruel, cruel train!

  7. Gloopy says:

    Funniest thing I’ve seen on here in a while.

  8. saintdevil says:

    Shouldn’t this be on “Hacked IRL”?

  9. Delancey says:

    8:00 – broken
    8:15 – Missing
    8:30 – F subbing, but not making any of the stops so as to scare the passengers who THOUGHT they were on the F until it suddenly started plowing through G stops
    9:00 – broken
    9:15 – Running express straight to hell

  10. Cletis says:

    This belongs on hackedirl, not here.

  11. Dragonjek says:


    At least this place is honest.

  12. Cletus says:

    Sounds like the G train is just as elusive as the G spot, coincidence…???

  13. Tilgare says:

    Does that say “Consider service on the QQ train.” at the bottom? So full of win. =)

    • Jim says:

      Nope. It says, “Consider service on the F U train.” The letters are surrounded by an orange circle because the F train is part of the orange line (there’s no U train).

  14. Tim says:

    My guess is it’s not an official announcement at all, but a complaint or commentary by someone unhappy with the train service, made to look as if it is official.

  15. Kelsidge says:

    Best. Sign. EVER.

  16. James Kain says:

    Yeah, that’s my subway and my subway stop. The ‘G’ train is notoriously bad, but the poster isn’t real. But it is very funny.

    James, Brooklyn, NY

    • Cynical-Vegemite says:

      It gives me a great idea to hack IRL some of the Sydney train lines which I can guarantee would make your ‘G’ Train look efficient by comparison 😉

    • Jenn says:

      hahaha I spent some time in Sydney myself traveling back and forth from syd to Newcastle. Central to Newcastle sucks

    • Sarcastic Cupcakes says:

      I live in Newtown, work in Parra. Just a couple weeks ago, I had to be in Parra at 8:30 and in Kogarah by 1:00. Wheee!

    • kvweber says:

      Well, the poster itself *is* real it’s just not endorsed by the MTA. 😉

  17. Bucky says:

    Is the place you stand while waiting for the G train known as the G spot?

    • Jim says:

      No, it’s known as the eighth circle of hell. The G is, without a doubt, the worst subway line in the city.

  18. ice_Max says:

    This sign should be in Philadelphia. That’s how all SEPTA trains operate.

    • HillelKitty says:

      Do they still call the SEPTA the “SEPTIC”?

    • lunar says:

      Actually, SEPTA stands for Slowly Eliminating Public Transportation Altogether. I may or may not have gotten this info from a SEPTA employee that may or may not be in my family.

  19. Kumori says:

    A G train is never late, nor is it early. It arrives precisely when it means to.

    • Chris says:

      Which would be the moment you have given up and gone just far enough away you think you can get back in time but can’t.

  20. PrayForMojo says:

    It could be just about any line on the DC Metro. Their motto should be “If you’re reading this, you’re still alive. What more do you want?”

  21. DC Diva says:

    “It could be just about any line on the DC Metro.”

    Especially on the weekend. During the track work announcements I always want to replace “….be patient while we continue to work to upgrade and improve the metro system” with something like “….while we continue to continually fix the metro system”.

  22. strider103 says:

    I think the g train is run by the G-man

  23. Gold says:

    I was in NYC the past week, used the subway quite a lot, and I never heard of a G train XD

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  25. Charles says:

    Republican mass transit.
    Vote or DIE!

  26. Jessica says:

    Hahahaha, oh god I wish this weren’t true. I live in Brooklyn and the G train is the only way I can get anywhere in NYC. 😦

  27. Cabbie (not a NYC one) says:

    Of course this is not real! The MTA would never put up a sign like this. Anyone who knows how to use Adobe Photoshop or even MS Publiser could have made this. Also, if you look a the bottom right corner of the poster, that symbol is definitely not affiliated w/ the MTA.

  28. mereubu says:

    ha! oh the G train. this is my subway line, it may as well be a real poster. it’s the most maligned subway line in nyc, deservedly so. it gets yelp reviews like: “Oh G train, you wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

    and has a documentary about it!

    and an urban dictionary entry:

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