Where to ride in New York City?
... for you, and some of the stations still have the old-fashioned slam gates -- just open ... me an hour and a quarter through nasty traffic, while the subway gets me ...
rec.bicycles - Mar 16 1992, 1:47 am by Unix Guru-in-Training - 12 messages - 8 authors
"Slam Gates" in subway
On Nov 22, 1995 00:12:48 in article
nyc.transit - Nov 23 1995, 7:29 am by Michael Justice - 6 messages - 6 authors
14 August 2005, New York Daily News, The Debate: Keep subway HEETs?, pg. 40:
All of our recently configured areas include at least one agent-operated gate (AOG), or "slam gate."
(Lawrence G. Reuter, president of the Transit Authority - ed.)
The MTA installed high entrance/exit turnstiles (HEETs) and "slam gates" to stop fare beaters, but the agency has created possible death traps that must be corrected.
(Councilman Peter E. Vallone, Jr. - ed.)