Number of the day November 23, 2015 12:07 PM

 

3,000

 

train delays occurred each month this year in NYC because of sick passengers

  

   

 

 

According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, this number is up from 1,800 each month in 2012. The "sick passenger" announcement means that someone has fainted, vomited, has had a heart attack or is unconscious, or even dead. If there is a suicide on the tracks would be announced as a "police investigation."

Source: The New York Times