The Courtesy Scoot
Occurs when one’s train arrives in the station allowing others behind said person to get in line for a spot on the always crowded train.
The Courtesy Step-Back
Action taken when arriving train is not one’s chosen train. This action allows others behind said person to step forward and enter their arrived train without conflict.
Not following these unspoken rules of engagement in New York City could result in missed trains, pushed shoulders, and/or personal space violations.