Saturday, June 11, 2011

Metro Mishap

Technical incidents, strikes, sick passengers can all create havoc with the morning commute. But an animal on the track? Let your imagination run wild with this one.


Mary Kay said...

I don't even want to think about what kind of an animal could wreck havoc on a metro line. Huge rats perhaps?!?

Adam said...

I was there for that one! Word afterwards was that it was a dog, which is also the most likely possibility. Some of the homeless who gather in the warmth of the Metro are often with dogs, and they're rarely safely attached on leads!

Incidently, at the new Paris Metro exhibition there is a game where you have three minutes to drive a train from one station to another, but you are constantly thwarted by such problems. Perhaps the most unlikely of all is 'station closed because diamonds have been found in a trashcan'!

Starman said...

The can't fool me, I know it must have been a herd of sheep.

Amy said...

Oh. No.

I'm dealing with a chipmunk infestation IN MY HOUSE. My cats are happy little hunters, but still. Seeing little carcasses on the rug, offered up as gifts from the cats, is enough to stop my train.

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Well, I am glad they slow down the trains long enough to figure out where the "animal" is. Probably a stray dog, poor thing. Of course, when I was still a Parisian, I hate traffic delays and interruptions in the subway ;-) -- Good luck with the big move in a few days. Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

mtnbiker404 said...

If you think that's strange... here's one for you...

This happened in Toronto, Canada (where I live) about a week and a half ago.

TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) stops train service for … ducks?

Commuters who faced a 15-minute delay on the TTC’s rapid transit line in Scarborough this morning have a family of ducks to blame.

An operator spotted the mother and her ducklings on the tracks as the train was travelling southbound between the Lawrence East and Kennedy stations around 8 a.m., said Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Kevin Carrington.

The rail service was stopped as supervisors walked down to the track to usher the ducks along.

Service resumed about 15 minutes later.

“I guess the lighter side of it all is, yes you’ll be late for work, but it’s a family of ducks,” said Carrington

Carrington said the only similar situation in recent memory happened a few ago when a group of ducks walked onto the subway tracks at Warden station.

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