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Hong Kong MTR vs NYC Subway Signage

Hong Kong MTR Signage at Tsim Sha Tsui East

Tsim Sha Tsui Signage

Main Differences:

Hong Kong MTR Directions in front of door

  • Platform Screen Doors
  • First Class Passenger Section
  • Cleaner
  • Painted on floor in front of doors to show you where to stand (although I don’t think Americans need this as they’re pretty good at letting others out before going in themselves)

New York City Subway Signage at 14th St – Union Square

NYC Subway 14th St Decay

  • Multiple levels of lines
  • Has express and local trains
  • Has a train employee halfway between the line of cars that looks out the window while at station
  • You have to swipe your card, not just put near the machine like Hong Kong (PATH does this though)
  • Stations feel dank
  • More tiled signage and art
  • Water drips onto platform sometimes
  • Poor people sing or ask for money
  • Generally looks ancient
  • Has an American flag on all cars

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?