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.
— David Levy (@itsdlevy) September 14, 2017
“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.
No three train in Brooklyn since 740 this morning really @MTA NYC this is disgusting…..
— Eunice Santos (@seunice1) September 14, 2017
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.”
starting a new weather-type app that will show you whether it’s faster to take the @MTA or swim across the east river to work that day
— Ᵽatrick Galizio (@patrickgalizio) September 14, 2017
The @MTA — not the fact of it, the operation and service — is the single worst thing about New York. It’s not even close.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) September 12, 2017
@MTA so you really telling me the 5 trains has been having issues getting out of Brooklyn for the last THREE days. WTF?
— Professor X (@_ExxTuu) September 14, 2017