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[Comments] (5) : The NYC transit system has two places where you can do an "out-of-system transfer". In an OOST two stations aren't connected through the subway system, but you can get out, walk to the other station, and go back in without having to pay another $2. One of these transfers is just going down some stairs past a pizza restaurant and into the other station, but the Lexington Avenue external transfer has you walking four blocks.

For a while I've thought it would be really useful if there was an external transfer between Queensboro Plaza and Queens Plaza, which are about two blocks apart. Yesterday coming home from jury duty I resolved to spend $2 to evaluate the external transfer possibilities. I'm pretty sure they don't put an external transfer there because the area is a freaking deathtrap, cars going everywhere and bad signage and no crosswalks. It did get me home faster though.


Posted by Mark A. Hershberger at Wed Nov 28 2007 13:56

Does the Tram to Roosevelt Island count as an OOST?

Posted by Leonard at Wed Nov 28 2007 14:49

I guess I'd treat that like a bus transfer.

Posted by Brendan at Wed Nov 28 2007 16:48

Jury duty?

Posted by Leonard at Wed Nov 28 2007 20:19

Yeah, Monday and yesterday.

Posted by Paul at Thu Nov 29 2007 19:46

Then there's the Atlantic/Flatbush hub in Brooklyn, where the G, C, and A all stop within a few blocks but don't actually connect. They really should give a transfer there.

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