It may not feel like anything remotely related to a distant cousin of Spring this fine April Monday, but at least some L train tracks on 3rd Avenue were basking in the cozy daffodil-yellow hell flames of a track fire this morning, long enough to send the line into a rush hour tailspin.
Nothing like a good L train track fire to set your Monday morning off.
— rihanna's intern (@BXHXLD) April 4, 2016
— Lesley Espenship (@BwickHideaway) April 4, 2016
Nothing like a busted L train on a Monday morning. (I am not sure I'm ever getting out of Brooklyn.)
— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) April 4, 2016
A tipster shared this video from the lucky son-of-a side of the platform.
The MTA says service resumed at 8:55 with residual delays, but tell that to your self esteem, self worth, and general sense of self.
Monday: where you pay an $85 Uber since the L train won't go into Manhattan because of a train fire. Yippee!
— Gia (@GeezyBreezy) April 4, 2016
Also, never mind, because a sick passenger added some excitement to the mix in both directions at 9:03.
— JenniferKeene (@JenniferKeene) April 4, 2016
Okay now we're resuming with residual delays.
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) April 4, 2016
The L-train is the fourth horseman of the apocalypse.
— Goddess Fries (@spersons) April 4, 2016
Then again, at least you'll be thoroughly acclimated to this when things actually grind to a halt for years.
Preview of life in a post L Train world. pic.twitter.com/PWWrt8nGm0
— Tom Blake (@ThomasBlake2) April 4, 2016
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.