The MTA is having itself a morning. There are/were a slew of delays on the 1, 2, 5, E, F, M, B, D, N, Q, R and W trains, which is a pretty significant cross-section of subway lines, and it appears desperation has started to set in:
— Meara Spillum (@Meara_Meara) September 25, 2017
Contributing problems today include a train with mechanical problems on the Manhattan Bridge; signal problems at 7 Av in Manhattan; signal problems at W 4 St-Washington Sq, and a sick passenger at 49 St. There's also a partial building collapse on East 149th Street that's forcing the 2 and 5 trains to slow down—and injured three people. And at some point crowding was so bad the 1 train had to start bypassing 181 St:
— Cristian (@LGKzKing) September 25, 2017
Lower East Side resident Christopher Robbins was late to work in midtown today because of crippling delays on the F train. This is his story:
At 8:20 I was greeted at Delancey Street by a horde of humanity, shoving through the tiled gullet like business casual salmon to board an M train, which should have been a sign. I then waited with a few hundred of my closest friends for an uptown F, the flute man providing an appropriately hilarious soundtrack. Had to skip the first F train to come around 20 minutes later, because it was too full. The second came about 5 minutes later, slightly less packed. Broadway Lafayette was crowded, but the B came and was suspiciously empty. We then waited in the tunnel from W4th to 34th for what felt like 7 minutes, then we continued on into the heart of good old Midtown Manhattan.
"Flute man loves 'The Sound of Silence,'" Robbins added.
Anyway, it appears only Governor Cuomo's eyes are good enough to see all that subway improvement.
— Sarah (@brooklynwonder) September 25, 2017
— Phil Holtberg (@RegularGuyNYC) September 25, 2017
— Matthew Kabel (@MattKabel) September 25, 2017
The trains are extra horrible today. Happy Monday #mta
— Pete Catapano (@pcatapano) September 25, 2017
Only four-and-a-half more commuting days to go!
Ya’ll on some shit patch @MTA
— 💰Lukee ®® (@Rugby_Religion) September 25, 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.