Signal problems at Bergen Street in Brooklyn and 57th Street in Manhattan caused heavy delays on the F and G lines this morning, with commuters reporting "fucking RIDICULOUS" and downright "hellish" conditions during their doomed Monday "travels." Kinda feels like the weekend is over?
This isn't the direction the F train usually runs on these tracks. pic.twitter.com/uvHaHQq0Uh
— Joe Murphy (@joemurph) December 3, 2018
Chaotic scene along the F this morning. G train stuck at Bergen for the past 45 minutes--I've been stuck on the platform along with it--and the F train waiting in the tunnel behind it just BACKED UP to let people off at Carroll. Avoid the F.
@NYGovCuomo fix the subways. pic.twitter.com/b9XxJO4tB5
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) December 3, 2018
Major delays on F and G trains this morning due to signal problems at Bergen Street (of course). But hey, it’s not like anyone has to go to school or work.— Brad Lander (@bradlander) December 3, 2018
The Troubles started sometime before 6:20 a.m., when the NYC Transit Twitter account warned its followers to "expect extensive delays in F and G train service in both directions... Southbound F trains are running on the D line from W 4 St-Washington Sq to Coney Island Stillwell Avenue." G train service was also suspended at that time between Bedford-Nostrand Avenues and Church Avenue in both directions.
In Brooklyn, signal problems at Bergen Street caused some commuters to wait over an hour for trains along the F & G line.
BuzzFeed editor Tom Namako was among the victims. "G train stuck at Bergen for the past 45 minutes—I've been stuck on the platform along with it—and the F train waiting in the tunnel behind it just BACKED UP to let people off at Carroll," Namako reported on Twitter around 6:50 a.m. "So now everyone is waiting for whatever the next train is. For about 45 minutes I've watched people on their phones frantically call bosses, call caretakers, call appointments and explain why they are going to be late or need to cancel. And now, 1 hour and 15 minutes in, there is a first public announcement there's no trains at Bergen Street."
WTF indeed. As of 9 a.m., the signal problem had been fixed but there were residual delays on the F and G line. The MTA suggested taking the B, Q, 2, or 5 train or the B35, B38, B67 and B69 bus "if it's convenient for you."
This woman keeps looking over for the F train, no exaggeration, literally every thirty seconds. It’s not coming. Just stop.
— Molly Connelly (@no_url) December 3, 2018
Oh good an F train came! Oh but wait, it didn’t stop, further stranding the hundreds of people who have been waiting over half an hour. @mta WE GOT PEOPLE TO FUCKING OUTER SPACE TODAY AND YOU CANT GET ME TO A DIFFERENT BOROUGH
— sarah cordell (@sacordell) December 3, 2018
Elsewhere in the subway system that services the greatest city in the world, southbound N and Q trains are currently "running with delays because of signal problems on the Manhattan Bridge," according to the MTA, which adds that "you may experience delays in R and W service after we removed a train with mechanical problems from service at Canal Street."
NEVER in my whole life have I ever experienced the @NYCTSubway as such a disaster. Signal problems EVERY DAY!? It’s a disgrace. Where’s all the money from fare hikes going?
— Janah Boccio (@jbocciolcsw) December 3, 2018