MTA Power Outage Causes Chaos During AM Rush Hour


Just in time for the rain this morning, the MTA announced that eleven trains are having major delays this morning due to a power outage at 8am, causing massive delays and messy crowds during the rush hour commute.

As of 9:15am, expect a delay or service change on the A, B, C, D, E, F, J, N, Q, and R trains (it’s a regular alphabet soup out there!). The loss of power is igniting a system of delays due to a power at the 7th Avenue-53rd Street station.

The MTA says it has crews on the scene working on the problem, and Con Edison is out there bringing in temporary generators were being brought in to restore power.

The B train remains suspended between Brighton Beach and Bedford Park Boulevard in both directions. The M train remains suspended between Chambers Street and Forest Hills in both directions, according to MTA alerts.

Commuters have been stranded inside train cars, on platforms, and in subway tunnels for up to 90 minutes, say riders.

However, thanks to the new addition of WiFi on several subway stops, commuters have a great outlet for their frustrations:

Check the MTA’s website for updates

Were you stuck on a subway train or platform this morning? Let us know at [email protected]

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