Probably the most frequently asked question in the world for subway collectors
: "What the hell does '99 Call' mean?"
To easy their life, he's a list of some of the more popular codes you'll hear in a subway
17 call - any police officer
in the system, call control.
25 - a subway supplyman
, The guy who supplies the collector booths.
40 - a platform inspector
42 - a tower inspector
47 - a line inspector
48 - a subway security
team call, by station or by "ZONE"
69 - an escalator
71 - a RSEM
tech (RSEM is revenue security equipment maintenence
(transfer Machines ECT))
99 - a subway line mechanic
, the guys who fix the trains.
504 - a janitor's foreman
. Followed by initials. ie: 504 G is a foreman named Grant etc.
505 - a spare janitor
, works several stations doing major work
506 - a janitor
508 - a power washer
. The guys with the floor scrubbing machines.
721 - a track crew
. For work at track level.
If a code is appended with E it is Emergency ie: 71E call 71E