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What's That Smell On The PATH Train?

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - So, you're waiting for a PATH train, sitting on a bench when all of a sudden, something enters your nasal passages and it's not pleasant.

"Rotten eggs. Old socks," says one man.

"Sometimes it smells like urine," says another.

"Could be a sewer," says a woman.

"It's smelled like an old, steep, stank," says another man.

WCBS 880's Sean Adams At The 33rd Street Station


The smell is a mystery to many. So the New York Times brought in an expert who specializes in eliminating odors.

There's nothing definitive, but he detected an overall moldy, mildewy stink, probably from damp conditions and poor ventilation.

He also detected a plastic smell from new seats on the trains.

At the 33rd Street station, there was the smell of french fries and ammonia.

In conclusion, there doesn't appear to be anything dangerous, just a little stinky.

What do you think smells worse, the PATH or the subway? Sound off below in our comments section...

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