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The L Train Is Just So Special This Morning

People were crowding on to the platform as far back as the Myrtle-Wyckoff station.
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People were crowding on to the platform as far back as the Myrtle-Wyckoff station. Photo by Ali Philippides

Good morning! How is/was your commute? Probably somewhat better than people who rely on the L line, which was waylaid by a train with mechanical problems at Bedford Avenue. This is their story:

Some souls who got stuck on the unlucky broken train had to evacuate said train, and they weren't too happy:

No one was safe from the resulting delays, be they civilians or former NFL tight ends:

People are trying to cope with irony and self-awareness, which is a fair reaction:

How bad was it? For one straphanger, the L-pocalypse of 2019 can't come soon enough:

The L train eventually got moving again, after everyone stuck in place had plenty of time to closely inspect the subway for improvements.

Less significant trains like the M, F, and E also experienced rush hour delays, due to a sick customer at Lexington Av-53 St. The A was also delayed due to a train with mechanical problems at Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue. The 7 was also delayed because of signal problems at Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue. Northbound 4 and 5 trains were also delayed, because of signal problems at 125 Street. (Fun fact: We would go see MTA Chairman Joe Lhota and Governor Cuomo play in a blues band called Also Delayed, if we could throw mozzarella sticks at them.)

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.

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