Talk:New York City Subway

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Station ridership[edit]

I notice that recent updates were made to the numbers for MTA Annual Subway Ridership, which required a lot of work editing every station. This process could be automated by creating a Template database to be read by those infobox parameters. Look at how {{TRTS ridership}} and {{TRTS ridership-rank}} are used. Note that if you don't use any punctuation, calculations can be made using those values. Everything could then be updated in one place. There should be some way to create one template of station names with multiple values and switch on the parameter required. Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:06, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

How fast will it work, regarding the fact that there are more than 400 stations in the NYC Subway? Vcohen (talk) 22:11, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Templates work immediately. Considering that there are 421 ranks that need to be updated, at about 1 station per minute, the ridership can be updated manually in about 7 man-hours. If a template for {{NYCS ridership}} is made, the the passenger count, the station ranking, and the pass-percent would all need to be put in. Epicgenius (talk) 13:54, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I've collected the raw data at my MTA ridership data page. Epicgenius (talk) 15:24, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

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Removal of last Lead Paragraph[edit]

The Last lead paragraph in this article seems somewhat out of line... I t seems to be kind of odd, mentioning just two lines services? I think it should be removed. Thoughts?Staglit (talk) 20:44, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Agree, so as a result, I removed it. Mysteryman557 (talk) 21:45, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
disagree, because the 1/9 and D/Q trains formerly had this pattern, it isnt rare. 50.14.187.20 (talk) 01:11, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
So? That isn't point. I think it should be gone because it doesn't fit with the lead. Staglit (talk) 01:15, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
But we already describe local and express service. The J and Z are neither express nor local. 50.14.187.20 (talk) 01:21, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes but I still don't think its necessary to add in every tiny detail and exception. Staglit (talk) 01:35, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, then we risk having an inaccurate lead. How about rewriting it to mention skips top but not the services themselves? 50.14.187.20 (talk) 02:42, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, thats a good way to handle this I think.Staglit (talk) 02:46, 14 July 2014 (UTC)