A "water condition" screwed up service on the A, B, C, D, E, F, M and R trains this morning, but you wouldn't know it from the MTA's website!
— Lila Battis (@lilabattis) January 9, 2017
Indeed, the MTA tells us that melting snow and ice near the West 4th Street station set off a chain of subway delays at prime commuting time. As of 9 a.m., some southbound B and D trains were running on the A line from 59 St-Columbus Circle to W 4 St-Washington Sq, while southbound F trains were running on the E line from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av to W 4 St-Washington Sq, though some F trains were running on the G Subway line from Court Sq to Bergen St. There was no M train service between Forest Hills-71 Av and Essex St in either direction, and southbound E and F trains were running local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.
As of 9:48 a.m. the MTA says service has resumed as usual, but residual delays are mucking up commutes on the A, B, C, D, E, F, M, and R trains.
Oh, but there's good news! Today is the first day that all MTA subway stations have Wi-Fi and cell service, so you're free to tweet angrily at the MTA right from the platform.
Starting today, Wi-Fi and cell service is available in all MTA subway stations. pic.twitter.com/flKQqh1dYE
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 9, 2017
Yes Governor Cuomo, that GIF perfectly encapsulates how everyone feels this morning.
— D (@DrakoTsunami) January 9, 2017
A freezing Monday commute, coming at you live!
— J. David Goodman (@jdavidgoodman) January 9, 2017
— Agnes Felicia (@vliz_kipper) January 9, 2017
if everyone stopped using the @MTA—a commuter strike—how long would it take for it to go bankrupt
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) January 9, 2017
— Sophie Grant (@Sophaloaf87) January 9, 2017
Still, while it's very nice we're all able to let the world know we'll be quite late to work, it would be better if we didn't have to be late to work at all...
I'd rather have subway infra that can get my son to the doctor on time than wifi that lets my ex-husband tell me that they are stuck.
— Kristen Richardson (@butwhyevernot) January 9, 2017
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.