It's 82 degrees and Tuesday—what better way to celebrate than by languishing on a sweltering subway platform for a train that never comes? If you're a masochist, or simply someone who believes that life in New York is about enduring adversity and showing up for work an hour late and soaking wet, the J/M lines have gotcha covered this morning.

A sick passenger on a train at the Myrtle Avenue station and a passenger requiring medical assistance at Kosciuszko St. ground service to a halt on the J/M lines during the height of this morning's rush hour.

While the MTA can't be blamed for passengers in need of medical assistance, this morning's delays do not bode well for the L train shutdown, when an unknown number of 225,000 daily L train commuters will be traipsing optimistically over to the J/M/Z line.

If this is the Marcy Avenue stop on a morning when the L is operational, what's it going to look like when there's a problem during the shutdown? How far will the line just to climb the Marcy subway stairs stretch around Havemeyer? Past the Have A Bagel? Beyond the Kabob Shack? The mind reels in dread.

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Critics of the MTA's current L train contingency plan, which has yet to be finalized, fear the J/M/Z stations will not be able to meet demand during the shutdown, and the MTA revealed at a town hall meeting in May that they will only be able to run four additional M trains per hour. "It's really the maximum we can fit there," said Transit Operations Chief Peter Cafiero.

Transit advocates continue to call on the MTA to implement HOV-3 restrictions on the Williamsburg Bridge 24/7 during the shutdown, instead of the unspecified "peak hours" currently planned.

As of 8:49 a.m. the MTA says service has resumed on the J and M, but the delays continue. So do the signal problems.

There were also signal problems on the B/C. And a busted door on the D.

If you found this commute frustrating, tell your state representatives and Governor Cuomo to stop robbing the MTA of badly needed funding and figure out a way to come up with more cash for a 21st Century transit system.