Tag Archive: public transportation

Oct 27 2015

Even sitting governors have to abide the Quiet Car Rules

As a fairly regular train-rider, I cannot express how delighted I have been by the news going around the internet of Chris Christie getting asked to leave the Quiet Car of an Amtrak train last weekend. Evidently the current New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate boarded an Amtrak train rather loudly on Sunday morning (reports …

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Sep 27 2011

I would totally have missed my train for this

I’m a sucker for flash mobs and symphony orchestras and Ravel’s Bolero, all of which makes it extra lame that I missed this performance in my own backyard last spring. Friends and family members who have visited me in Sweden will recognize Copenhagen‘s Central Train Station. Enjoy. Related articles Copenhagen Philharmonic Flash Mob (VIDEO): Symphony …

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Mar 14 2011

Can I charge a public transportation company with kidnapping?

Because that’s essentially what happened to me last Friday afternoon courtesy of Skånetrafiken. I was on my way to Lund, as usual, to co-host a program for international students on Lund University’s radio station.  Because I leave my real job early in order to do this as a volunteer, I tend to walk out the …

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Dec 16 2010

The good, the bad, and the star-studded

As predicted, Mother Nature is making life miserable for commuters already peeved at our regional rail service, Skånetrafiken. If the numerous delays and glitches associated with the first week of operation at three new underground rail stations weren't enough, now several inches of new snow (with more on the way) are making travel even slower …

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Dec 14 2010

Wasn’t this supposed to make my commute easier?

Malmö's City Tunnel, which has been under construction since 2005, finally opened to train traffic this week. The massive project converted Malmö's main railway station from a terminus to a through-station, and then connected it to two new stations under the city on the way to the Öresund Bridge to Copenhagen. Dr. Darling and I …

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Sep 11 2010

Staggering up to Stockholm

I’m tapping out this entry in the Awesome Note application on my iPhone because the WiFi access included in my 1st Class ticket aboard the X2000 “fast train” is not working in this particular car. And it also appears that Skånetrafiken does not have a corner on the “late train” market because we are currently …

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Aug 11 2010

Drugged-out Space Cadet or Office Flirt?

Today, after plenty of previous "close calls", I got all the way to the train station before I realized that I had forgotten to put in my prosthetic eye. Not only that, but I didn't have an eye-patch with me either. I was actually sitting in the Quiet Car when I figured it out. I …

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