Subway Sign Changes in Effect

Posted on: June 14th, 2010 at 6:17 am by

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In two weeks (June 28), the MTA overhaul will take effect.  The W and V lines will be phased out, with the M assuming more responsibilities along the IND line.  The subway (and bus) landscape will be completely different; the signage changes are already being implemented.  Out come the new decals.  So long, M.

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[Photo Credit: EV Grieve]

On a related note, the track changes create a familiar internet acronym in the 14th Street station.  FML!  EV Grieve points us to the CNET article which brings this slice of hilarity to life.

This week, an alteration in New York City transit signs to address forthcoming route changes have placed an unfortunate Internet acronym on a heavily trafficked subway station: Displays that list the color-coded subway services running at the 14th Street-6th Avenue underground station now display a bold “FML.”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA, may or may not have been aware that this is an acronym for “f*** my life,” a profane exclamation of disgruntlement that arose in Web forums, in text messages, and on a popular blog several years ago.

Now, it’s just the JZ line. So here’s some Jay-Z…

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