Hundreds of commuters were trapped underground for about two hours this morning when an E train broke down during rush hour.

According to the MTA, the packed E train broke down due to mechanical problems around 9:30 a.m. just past the Lexington Avenue/53rd Street station in Manhattan. The Post estimates that there were 850 passengers stuck onboard, and a lot of them apparently had phones, and used those phones to document and make their displeasure with the situation known.

The problem turned out to be an electric-current collector failure. After they were picked up by rescue trains around 11:20 a.m., relieved straphangers broke into the customary celebratory subway song, DMX's "Party Up (Up In Here)."

That kooky E train! One minute you're panicking underground for nearly two hours, the next something magical and spontaneous happens:

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.