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    Posted November 4, 2012 by
    JodiKaplan
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    NYC SUBWAYS - SPARCE AND SOMBER

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JodiKaplan photographed the subway station in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and she says the atmosphere is still somber as limited subway lines are restored and traveling short distances. She says the New York City Metro system is now charging for Metro cards, which are needed to ride public transportation in New York. 'When you hear it on the radio, it seems like 80% of the subway station is running, but when you are there, there is still sparse service,’ she said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    The mood is somber. Worn down. A defeated quality to the riders. Only one main subway line connects with the lower part of Manhattan. The 4/5 on the East Side to Brooklyn is the new lifeline of the city. But on the West Side, the 1/2 still only stops at 34th Street, cutting off half of the island. Walking is a difficult option. The trains are crowded but quiet. No talking. No interaction. And the platforms are sparse. A heavy feeling of waiting. For the trains. For life in NYC to start again. - Jodi Kaplan

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