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1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – This Morning’s Massive Delays Irk Commuters

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BROOKLYN – A “rail condition” at the 50th Street MTA station caused extensive delays to the 1, 2, and 3 trains that rippled out to delay service on the 4 and 5, yet again inconveniencing countless Brooklyn commuters during this morning’s rush-hour. 

“At this point, we know a third rail protection board and debris were involved but it’s not clear what caused the incident,” said an MTA spokesperson. They are investigating.

The Riders Alliance, a grassroots organization advocating for better NYC transit, released a statement this morning calling on Governor Cuomo to fix the subways.

“Today’s subway problems should remind Governor Cuomo that even though school may have started, the summer of hell isn’t over for subway commuters,” said John Raskin, Executive Director. “Once again, equipment failures led to delays, frustration and confusion for New Yorkers trying to get to work.”

Raskin stated that while Governor Cuomo has created a short-term plan to address delays, the MTA needs “long-term plan to modernize the transit system and a reliable funding source to make it possible.” He called on the Governor to “step up,” warning that the “Summer of Hell” could easily become a “Decade of Despair.”

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