Originally Posted by sugarbutch
I didn't realize the NYC turnstiles were always bi-directional. Here in SF, they can be switched to either way depending on anticipated traffic, but there's always at least one available to enter.
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
^Not true. What he is saying is that people start pouring through and won't let him through.
sb - yes, turnstyles are bi-directional so if full train lets out and you're trying to get in you may have to wait for most departing passengers to exit before you can get in, hence the quandry of the guy in a rush who sees the doors open but before he can swipe the outgoing tide sweeps into the turnstlyes and he gets stuck waiting for the flow to dwindle to a trickle before he can get in (but probably not before the train doors close)
pB - no, i'm at the forefront of those pouring out ( i always try to ride in the car that deposits me right in front of the turnstyles) and try to pause to let a guy swipe in who still has a chance of making the train