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[UPDATE] Stalled L Train Causes Extensive Rush Hour Delays

Dashed Arrow Alyssa Morgenstern

[UPDATE BELOW] The L train's been spared the brunt of MTA woes of late, but today straphangers were treated to extensive delays, thanks to a train with mechanical problems. The situation seems rather unpleasant:

According to the MTA's website, the fun began around 7 a.m., when a train stalled at the Montrose stop. That snafu halted service between Eighth Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, and though service started back up again shortly before 8 a.m., the residual delays were brutal:


Note that the M train will not save you.

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.

Update 10:41 a.m.: A tipster tells us of a harrowing scene at the Bedford Av stop this morning:

The delays resulted in an extremely dangerous situation on the platform. As train after train passed and people could not board, the platform began to reach capacity and people were being shoved to the edges of the platform. Many people were dangerously close to falling into the tracks. Some of the people around me began to panic as they were being pushed forward.

When I finally boarded, the crush was so severe that a woman fainted. A group of passengers attempted to resuscitate her with water and she was carried off the train at the 1st Ave stop.

As of now, the L train appears to have good service, though there are currently delays on the Q.

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