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Has to be Aussie.
Looks like Queens / NYC, Metropolitan Ave/Grand Street. Look at this image here, matches the wall:
Not sure if poster is real or not, could be either.
That’s not Queens, it’s Brooklyn. In Williamsburg, to be exact.
Sydney CityRail notices don’t look a thing like that.
There is no way this is real. If it is, its amazingly bold, and practically customer service suicide, but funny
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.
Seems like it should belong in HackedIRL instead. Here is probably the second best place to put it.
It’s there too. Bases? Covered.
It is now at least.
C’mon, this is blatantly a hack… it should be on hackedirl.
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.”
You have incredibly good eyes.
Wait, there was a schedule?
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.
G train – stands for Good Luck Getting a Train!
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!
Funniest thing I’ve seen on here in a while.
Shouldn’t this be on “Hacked IRL”?
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
This belongs on hackedirl, not here.
At least this place is honest.
Sounds like the G train is just as elusive as the G spot, coincidence…???
Does that say “Consider service on the QQ train.” at the bottom? So full of win. =)
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).
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.
Exactly- it’s a sign by FakeMTA about the crappy service on the G line. And as someone who’s been stranded in a famously sketchy part of Brooklyn at midnight thanks to the G train, the sign’s accurage.
And where exactly does this “G Train” go?
To the G Spot, of course.
so you can get home to your G unit
My thought exactly, Tim.
I have discovered Captain Obvious’s secret identity!
Best. Sign. EVER.
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
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 😉
hahaha I spent some time in Sydney myself traveling back and forth from syd to Newcastle. Central to Newcastle sucks
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!
Well, the poster itself *is* real it’s just not endorsed by the MTA. 😉
Is the place you stand while waiting for the G train known as the G spot?
No, it’s known as the eighth circle of hell. The G is, without a doubt, the worst subway line in the city.
This sign should be in Philadelphia. That’s how all SEPTA trains operate.
Do they still call the SEPTA the “SEPTIC”?
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.
A G train is never late, nor is it early. It arrives precisely when it means to.
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.
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?”
“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”.
I think the g train is run by the G-man
I was in NYC the past week, used the subway quite a lot, and I never heard of a G train XD
Republican mass transit.
Vote or DIE!
Die either way, so whatever.
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. 😦
Just plan way ahead in advance Jessica. 30 minutes to an hour ahead.
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.
Real and authentic are not synonyms.
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! http://www.casttv.com/video/ddrdeq/the-glorious-g-train-documentary-video
and an urban dictionary entry: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=G-train
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