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wed 2004-jul-07 19:34:05 pdt   ...   permalink


"These doors do not recycle." Doors on a Boston T (subway) train.

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sun 2004-jul-25 17:33:08 pdt
posted by

Seriously, though, does anyone know what this sign means?

sat 2004-jul-31 12:17:02 pdt
posted by leigh

no. i have a picture (35mm and lacking scanner) of a sign on a train in ireland that said "draught free window".

my friend who is irish, said that it says "draft free window" ... years later, i'm still a little unclear on that.

sun 2004-aug-01 18:21:04 pdt
posted by darcy

Not positive, as I'd have to see the doors in person to have a better idea, but it might mean that they won't open and shut and reopen at the same stop.

As for the Irish window... it means that no draft (draught) will come in through the window and blow nasty cold air on you. Probably it was not referring to the window in its open state, if it opened at all. :)

mon 2004-aug-23 08:45:25 pdt
posted by Toonhead!

What the sign means:

It's supposed to mean "These doors don't reopen when you hold them open, like elevators do." Apparently no one but MBTA insiders use that wording, so they were gonna redo the signs with something more clear. Um, at least that's what the Boston Globe said over a year ago. More info here: http://groovymother.com/archives/2002/12/15/these_doors_do_n.html

mon 2004-aug-23 11:35:46 pdt
posted by neilfred

Aha! Thanks Toonhead!; I don't know why it never occurred to me to Google it.

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