A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 11, 2012
Trainmageddon or Trainageddon (train + Armageddon)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has many service changes from planned construction and maintenance work; “The Weekender” website lists the changes. The terms “snowmageddon” (snow + Armageddon) and “carmageddon” (car + Armageddon) were popularized in 2011."Trainmageddon" has been cited in print before 2011, but it was popularized at this time.

Brooklyn “Weekend Watch” transportation reporter Dan MacLeod used “trainageddon” on September 16, 2011 and February 11, 2012. MacLeod used “trainmageddon” on November 17, 2011.

“Airmageddon” (air + Armageddon) is a related term involving airplanes.

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By David Brauer | Thursday, March 5, 2009
Trainmageddon was avoided in St. Paul as the City Council delayed a vote on nixing Central Corridor LRT, the PiPress’ Dave Orrick writes. With the St. Paul Riverfront Corp. as a referee, PO’d council members and light-rail boosters will arm wrestle over a proposed Lowertown train shed for two weeks. Then the council will again decide on final “municipal consent” for the line.

Courier Life’s Brooklyn Daily
September 16, 2011 / News / Transit Issues / Weekend Watch
Another lousy, lousy weekend
By Dan MacLeod
It’s trainageddon out there. Don’t even bother reading. Just stay inside. (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12:01 am to Monday, Sept. 19 at 5 am unless otherwise noted): ...

The Brooklyn Paper
November 17, 2011 / Brooklyn news / Transit Issues / Weekend Watch
This weekend — it’s trainmageddon!
By Dan MacLeod
There before us is a pale horse. Its rider is named Death, and Hades is following close behind him. This, friends, is Trainageddon. (All changes are Saturday, Nov. 19 at 12:01 am to Monday, Nov. 21 at 5 am unless otherwise noted): ...

Brooklyn Brood
Overused Internet Phrases
Posted on November 17, 2011
I think its time to put a moratorium on the following cliched, unfunny internet memes (truth be told, these really weren’t clever when they were new):
[BLANK]-mageddon (snowmageddon, carmageddon , trainmageddon) Trust me, when the Four Horsemen come, they won’t be talking about snowstorms or traffic delays.

The Brooklyn Paper
February 11, 2012 / Brooklyn news / Transit Issues / Weekend Watch
Get ready for Trainageddon!
By Dan MacLeod
This weekend will be TRAINAGEDDON (for L train-riders who live in Bushwick, at least).

All changes are from Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12:01 am to Monday, Feb. 13 at 5 am unless otherwise noted: ...

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Saturday, February 11, 2012 • Permalink