CharlieFun at Forest Hills
Mass Marrier describes the general suckitude that is the new CharlieTicket system (slower than tokens!); in particular, the interlude between tokens and CharlieTickets at Forest Hills this morning, when only a large box sat where two turnstiles used to be:
... The linesman sized T dude behind what could have been God's cuspidor -- a nearly four-foot tall stainless-steel box with a book-sized opening at top -- must have served some purpose. I suppose it was like the nun watching the playground. There was certainly no way he could have verified the dates of the passes flashed or the coins released, several or a dozen at a time from two sides.
Ironically, this was the quickest subway entry ever, faster than a token drop/spin and much faster than the Charlie system coming not very soon but very piecemeal to your stations. ...