The Emergency Brake Dilemma

Good morning. It’s Friday. Today we’ll look at when activating the emergency brakes on the subway is no prank. We’ll also find out about a golf course that no longer has a sign reading “Trump Links.”

Credit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times

Just before 1 p.m. last May 30, someone pulled the emergency brake in a northbound C train, stopping the train at the Jay Street-MetroTech station in Downtown Brooklyn. The conductor found that a passenger was having a seizure.

In the next few minutes, police officers, Emergency Medical Service paramedics and firefighters descended on the train. They took the passenger to Brooklyn Hospital Center a few blocks away. The train was on its way 12 minutes after the brakes had been pulled.

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