Just as foretold by Nostradamus, the New York City Subway Apocalypse of 2016 A.D. is upon us. Currently (7:30 p.m. on April 5th) the A, C, E, B, D, F, M, G, L, N, R, and Q trains are seeing delays of some sort—some people are reporting up to 45 minute wait times. Signal problems, rail conditions, and the earlier incident on the L train tracks are chief amongst the causes. We've reached out to the MTA for clarification on these delays, which seem to be worse than normal. Until we hear back, step inside the mind of this evening's commuter, call your parents and tell them you love them, and send us photos of the soul-crushing scene if you should be in the midst of it.
Mercury's not in retrograde yet but I think the @MTA is.
— Laura Kelley (@raradee) April 5, 2016
I was just stuck underground on the D train for over 30 minutes with only one update from the conductor. Completely unacceptable, @MTA.
— Nadia Varona-Saleem (@nadialove) April 5, 2016
— Damali Campbell (@dbellcamp) April 5, 2016
Hey @MTA you mind sending an uptown A train to w 4 st? It's been 45 minutes
— Ferenc G. Koszorus (@fgkoszorus) April 5, 2016
— Peter Fitzobfuscate (@petersaysathing) April 5, 2016
Bro I'm fuckin stuck on the bridge for 20 mins @mta wtf !!!!
— Miles G (@Don_MilesGreen) April 5, 2016
I wish there was a better to describe the @MTA! Re-routed trains during rush hour is all u need to relax
— Africando Bah (@africandobah) April 5, 2016
“The F train in the station is not in service. The next A train is 28 minutes away.” -announcement at Jay Street at rush hour
— Mike Epstein (@mikepstein) April 5, 2016
UPDATE: Lin-Manuel Miranda's wife is stuck on an A train and the MTA's Hamilton tickets are no longer valid.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 5, 2016
UPDATE II: The photos are coming in...
This one's from Kelly Donahue, taken at the Atlantic Avenue - Barclays Center station at 7:40 p.m.
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.