Effing F Train Completely F’s Up This Morning’s Subway Commute: Gothamist
The Perfect Storm was a 2000 biographical disaster film about George Clooney’s disastrous attempt at cosplaying as a Masshole alongside Mark Wahlberg. “The Perfect Storm” is also what we’d call this morning’s disastrous F train commute, which is still undergoing extensive delays due to a combination of signal malfunctions and brakes activated. But hey, at least there was 100% less Boston accents!
— Boba (@MrBFett) April 24, 2019
— DoubleShotTom (@DoubleShotTom) April 24, 2019
— Mike Dowd (@MDsBigHead) April 24, 2019
Around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, the MTA said that there were service changes and delays for A, C and F train service because an F train’s brakes were activated near York Street. That combined with a “switch problem at Jay St-MetroTech” led to more delays and train changes for those trains and the G—these service change tweets seem like a particularly difficult math test question.
Some Jamaica-bound F trains are running on the C line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq.
Some Jamaica-bound F trains are running on the G line from Bergen St to Court Sq and then on the E line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.
Expect delays in A, C, F and G train service.
Jamaica-bound F trains are running on the G line from Bergen St to Court Sq and then on the E line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.
Some Coney Island-bound F trains will end at 2 Av and turn back toward Jamaica to provide service in Manhattan. (2/3)
People aboard the F train that was stopped at York say there trapped inside for 25-30 minutes…which the MTA confirmed in a tweet to a straphanger. But…should it really take that long to investigate something that minor? Is there really not a way to let people off the train first? Were they expecting to trap the culprit inside and somehow apprehend them Hercule Poirot-style?
thank you to the absolute moron on the F train that pulled the emergency brake and left us locked in the train for 30 mins it better have been because you were on the brink of death you stupid motherfucker anyway RIP
— coko (@Cokkkoo941) April 24, 2019
@MTA hey- we have been stuck on an F train for ~25 minutes. Can we turn the A/C back on or open doors? At York Street.
— Richard Hughes (@rphfrombrooklyn) April 24, 2019
Good morning – there is a train being held at York Street for the last 30 minutes to investigate why its brakes were activated. We’re sending F trains over the G to help prevent a backup in service. ^SS
And what about this?!
Waiting for 52 minutes for the F train @ 2nd Avenue station. Not one single announcement or update.
— Peter kent (@peterpckent) April 24, 2019
The MTA says that northbound F and G train service has begun to resume between Brooklyn and Manhattan, but to expect extensive delays. At least that is done and there are no more problems on any other lines during rush hour…oh wait…
Northbound 4 and 5 trains are resuming express service from Franklin Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Center after NYPD assisted a customer at Franklin Av.
Expect delays in 2, 3, 4 and 5 service as we get trains back on schedule. https://t.co/spT4Hbdq6i
Update: Some N trains are running on the Q line from 57 St-7 Av to 96 St in both directions because of a signal problem near Queensboro Plaza.
Expect delays in N, Q and W train service.
It’s only Wednesday. Primal scream therapy is said to be very effective for people experiencing repressed anger or frustration.
I hope everyone is having a good morning, even the guy on the F train who screamed “FUUUUUCK!!!” when they announced it was now a G train, got off and then tried to tip over one of those giant garbage cans, yelling “I’M GONNA KILL YOU.” Buddy, hope it got better.
— Mo Pitz (@muppitz) April 24, 2019
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