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Off the Rails

Off the Rails

A weekly recap of some of the strangest subway behavior in the city

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 05:34 PM EDT

NJ Transit Train Commuter Caught on Video Shaving

NJ Transit Train Commuter Caught on Video Shaving

A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency's rules.

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT

Man Spotted With Full-Size Skeleton on Times Square Subway

Man Spotted With Full-Size Skeleton on Times Square Subway

Oh, New York. A man was spotted riding a Times Square subway while holding a full-size human skeleton late Thursday, at one point using it as a place to rest his head. The skeleton didn't appear real...

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:42 PM EDT

Man Supplies Own Subway Seat by Dragging Sofa Onto Train

Man Supplies Own Subway Seat by Dragging Sofa Onto Train

The subway is constantly crowded and it can be hard for people to find a place to sit down. One subway rider found a solution to this problem:

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 02:43 PM EDT

Metro-North Rider Sets Up PlayStation 4 on Seats, Games Away

Metro-North Rider Sets Up PlayStation 4 on Seats, Games Away

A Metro-North rider appeared to get a little too comfortable on the train last week, turning a four-seater into his personal living room -- complete with an entire video game setup.[[480757291, C]] A fellow...

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 11:28 PM EDT

Pit Bull Owner in Subway Fight Arrested Again for Stalking

Pit Bull Owner in Subway Fight Arrested Again for Stalking

The pit bull owner arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting a woman on the subway has been arrested again, this time in connection to an alleged stalking incident last fall, law enforcement sources say.

About 'Off the Rails'

Some 5.6 million people ride the subway each day, which makes it not only a hot spot for talent scouting and people watching, but also a snow-globe of sorts for some of the strangest behavior in the city. Each week, we'll document the most outlandish, interesting and annoying happenings.