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Crime section looks very similar to existing source
The lengthy section on crime looks very similar to the nycsubway.org articles about the 1970s and 1980s. I don't have sufficient time or knowledge of wiki definitions of plagiarism to fix the issue, but there are quite a few phrases that are just copied word-for-word. Apparently this has existed since Epicgenius's edits in April.
Some examples that I found in about 30 seconds: "To counteract a 60% jump in crime in 1982, a plan to have uniformed police officers ride the subway between 8pm and 4am was instituted." "Meanwhile, enterprising criminals would steal bus transfers from bus drivers and sell the transfers on the street for 50 cents." "On the IRT Pelham Line in 1980, a sharp rise in window-smashing on subway cars caused $2 million in damages; it spread to other lines during the course of the year. When the broken windows were discovered in trains that were still in service, they needed to be taken out of service, causing additional delays; in August 1980 alone, 775 vandalism-related delays were reported." Level Crossing (talk) 22:58, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
I am working to remedy this, and so am paraphrasing the section entirely. As stated on my talk page, The text, as with other text in NYC Subway articles, is used with prior permission from the NYCSubway.org website ... but I have paraphrased it a little and also cited the website as a source.Epicgenius (talk) 01:25, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
I have cleaned the section out. Epicgenius (talk) 01:25, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Bernhard Goetz should be linked to this article
For being a hot topic especially in the past couple decades, it's surprising to see how much technical info is missing from [rapid] transit articles. When I first starting looking into the subject extensively, I was surprised to see that there are no reports of the top speed or the more relevant average speed of almost any line or system, even the newer ones in places like China where they are constantly touting new technology, high-speed rail, etc. I believe the lowest published headway on the subway is 2 minutes / 120 seconds on a single track, though when a train gets backed up they've been seen to run up to four (I've seen at least three) trains in a five minute period. B137 (talk) 21:38, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Is this what you are looking for? Vcohen (talk) 22:48, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes that is kind of the format I was looking for. I already saw the general TPH figures for a few lines used as examples in the automation article. B137 (talk) 00:43, 4 January 2015 (UTC)