“Every time I await a train in a NYC subway station I make a conscious effort to stay away from the tracks to avoid just such a fate.”
I used to take the number 7 in the 70s. I stood away from the track with the same fear, but then there was the other fear...shoving your way into the train from the crowd that assembled around the two sliding doors and cramming up against the glass as it slammed back and forth down the track to queens...
‘anybody here from Queens? I’m from normal parents myself”.
I don't live or work in NYC so few of my subway trips are during rush hour.But I would think that standing away and then approaching...cautiously...as the train is slowing to a stop would be a plan.
My basic attitude toward NYC was nicely summed up by Lilly Tomlin on Saturday Night Live..."New York is always knowing where your purse is".