Conductor: Ladies and gentlemen, we're being delayed, but we will be moving shortly. We're having a door problem -- someone at the front of the train is holding them open.
--3 train, Franklin Ave
Conductor: Get the hell out of the doors... Now! Not when you feel like it! Damn locals.
Overheard by: mo love
Conductor: I know you are not holding the doors on my train! I'll kick your ass!
Conductor: Ladies and gentlemen, there is a One train directly behind this train. Please stand clear of the closing doors [repeats this three times]. Alright, if people don't stop holding the doors we gonna put this train out of service and then everyone be on the platform! Is that what you want?!
Over the PA: Do not hold the doors. Holding the doors causes delayed service. Delayed service causes late service.
--Shuttle Platform, Grand Central
Conductor: If you do not step away from the doors the train will keep sitting here, you will not get where you are going, and I will still get paid.
via Overheard in New York, May 23, 2007