Aug
08

MTA, NYCT service drowned by a little water

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Update 2:34 p.m. Things are returning to normal. The MTA has another set of promising updates out:
trains are suspended in both directions between the South Ferry Station and the Chambers Street Station.

and trains rains have resumed service but with residual delays.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 86th Street Station and the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station.

trains are running shuttle train service in both directions between the East 180th Street Station and the Dyre Avenue Station, and suspended in both directions between 86th Street and Bowling Green.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 59th Street/Lexington Avenue Station and the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station.

trains are running. (We have a winner! Back to normal first.)

trains are running local.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Brighton Beach Station and the 145th Street Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Euclid Avenue Station and the 168th Street Station.

train service has resumed with residual delays.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 21st Street-Queensbridge Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Queens Plaza Station and the Jamaica-179th Street Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Long Island City-Court Square Station and the 4th Avenue-9th Street Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 2nd Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

Franklin Avenue Shuttle trains are suspended in both directions between the Prospect Park Station and the Franklin Avenue Station.

42nd Street Shuttle service has resumed with residual delays.

trains are running with residual delays.

trains are running with residual delays.

trains are running with residual delays.

trains are running with residual delays.

trains are operating via the line between Stillwell Terminal and Dekalb Avenue and continuing on to 57th Street/7th Avenue.

shuttle trains operating between Kings Highway and Stillwell Terminal Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard Station and the Whitehall Street Station.

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Update 1:50 p.m.: Still delays. Things are moving station-to-station. This update from the MTA is minor. Also, Digg me at left now. On to the service alerts:

trains are suspended in both directions between the South Ferry Station and the Chambers Street Station.

trains are suspended in in both directions between the Penn Station-34th Street Station and the Atlantic Avenue Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the New Lots Avenue Station and the Harlem-148th Street Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 86th Street Station and the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station.

trains are running shuttle train service in both directions between the East 180th Street Station and the Dyre Avenue Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 86th Street Station and the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station.

trains are running with delays.

trains are running local.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Brighton Beach Station and the Bedford Park Boulevard Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Euclid Avenue Station and the 168th Street Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 145th Street Station and the Norwood-205th Street Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 23rd Street-Ely Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Queens Plaza Station and the Jamaica-179th Street Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Long Island City-Court Square Station and the 4th Avenue-9th Street Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 2nd Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

Franklin Avenue Shuttle trains are suspended in both directions between the Prospect Park Station and the Franklin Avenue Station.

42nd Street Shuttle trains are suspended in both directions between the Times Square-42nd Street Station and the Grand Central-42nd Street Station.

trains are running with residual delays.

trains are running with residual delays.

trains are running with residual delays.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Broad Street Station and the Bay Parkway Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Kings Highway Station and the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

trains are suspended in both directions between the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard Station and the Whitehall Street Station.


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Update 11:23 a.m.: Lots and lots of service updates. Things are still messy, and you’re pretty screwed if you, like me, are in Brooklyn.

There is no   train service in both directions between the South Ferry Station and the 34th Street Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the Penn Station-34th Street Station and the Atlantic Avenue Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the New Lots Station and the Harlem-148th Street Station.

There is no   train service in both directiions between the Utica Avenue Station and the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station.

  trains are running shuttle in both directions between the East 180th Street Station and the Dyre Avenue Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the 86th Street Station and the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station.

  trains are running with delays.

  trains are running local.

  trains are suspended in both directions between the Brighton Beach Station and the Bedford Park Boulevard Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the Euclid Avenue Station and the 168th Street Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the 145th Street Station and the Norwood-205th Street Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the 23rd street-Ely Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the Queens Plaza Station and the Jamaica-179th Street Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the Long Island City-Court Square Station and the 4th Avenue-9th Street Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the 2nd Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

There is no Franklin Avenue Shuttle   train service in both directions between the Prospect Park Station and the Franklin Avenue Station.

There is no 42nd Street Shuttle   train service in both directions between the Times Square-42nd Street Station and the Grand Central-42nd Street Station.

  trains are running with residual delays.

There is no   train service in both directions between the Broad Street Station and the Bay Parkway Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the Kings Highway Station and the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station.

There is no train service in both directions between the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

Update 11:02 a.m.: The MTA’s Paul Fleuranges has told NY1 that NYCT is coming back online and that things should be okay for the evening rush hour. That twelve-hour response time is hardly acceptable.

As far as service alerts go, I have nothing officially new to report. I hear however that the West Side IRT trains are running slowly, that the F is running slowly, that the L is running and that the N is heading into Queens. More as I hear it.

Update 10:34 a.m.: The latest from the MTA: They hope to get running everything back up to “some semblance of normality” by noon, Bobby Cuza on NY1 reports. I have no idea what that means, but the service alerts haven’t been updated in an hour. I’ll try to get an update as soon as possible. Watch out for the heat, too. There’s a heat advisory in effect today.

Update 10:18 a.m. Nothing new to report, but just an idle thought. The MTA is like the Wicked Witch of the West. A little bit of water sets off the worst of service advisories. Meanwhile, if you’re new here, welcome. It’s all subways all the time. This morning, I wrote about the NYC Comptroller’s report saying a fare hike could be avoided with the help of some sensible economic measures and a renewed commitment to mass transit by the city and state. Check it out.

Update 9:46 a.m. The service alerts have been updated. It’s really bad out there.

Update 9:44 a.m.: Paul Fleuranges of the MTA on NY1 just said that you should wait at least 30 more minutes before trying to get to work. No trains are running at full service. It’s a mess out there.

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Stay home. That’s what the MTA is urging you to do. Due to overnight flooding — to which I was 100 percent oblivious until I awoke this morning — the subways are largely shut down in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn. Most trains aren’t running. Those that are running are packed to the gills with people braving a day that will see temperatures climb to 95.

Meanwhile, parts of the city are inundated not with water but with people. There are no cabs; buses are beyond full. It’s like the transit strike only worse because no one expected it this morning.

As with every disaster in NYC, the MTA’s Website is experience sluggish response times at best. At worst, no one can get to it. So here are the service advisory notices as of 9:52 a.m. I’ll try to update as more information comes in.

Due to severe flooding throughout the subway system, there are extensive delays on all subway lines.  Customers are advised when at all possible to use bus service.  The detours are as follows:

There is no   train service in both directions between the 2nd Avenue Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard and Whitehall Street.

There is no Franklin Avenue Shuttle   train service in both directions between the Prospect Park Station and the Franklin Avenue Station.

There is no   train service in both directions between the Long Island City-Court Square Station and the Smith-9th Street Station.

The  train is running on the  line in both directions between the Canal Street Station and the DeKalb Avenue Station.

There is no  train service in both directions between the 14th Streetand the South Ferry Station.

There is no  train service in both directions between Penn Station-34th Streetand the Brooklyn College-Flatbush Avenue Station.

There is no  train service in both directions between the Harlem-148th Street Station and the New Lots Avenue Station.

The  and  trains are running local in both directions between the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station and the Broadway Junction Station.

There is no  train service in both directions between the World Trade Center Station and the Jamaica Center-Parsons-Archer Station.

There is no  train service in both directions between the Jamaica-179th Street Station and the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station.

There is no  train service in both directions between the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station and the Jay Street-Boro Hall Station.

There is no ,  or  train service in both directions between the 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station and the Borough Hall Station.

There is no  train service in both directions between the Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway Station and the 8th Avenue Station.

There is no 42nd Street Shuttle  train service in both directions between the Times Square-42nd Street Station and the Grand Central-42nd Street Station.

 trains are running with residual delays.

Astoria-bound  trains are running on the  or  lines from the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station to the 36th Street Station.

In addition, due to debris on the track at the Church Avenue Station, the  and  trains are running on the  or  line in both directions between the DeKalb Avenue Station and the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station.  

Please expect delays in service system wide at this time.



Categories : Service Advisories

13 Responses to “MTA, NYCT service drowned by a little water”

  1. Julie says:

    I take the 7 into Queens for work and I got lucky that it was running, though I had to walk to Grand Central.

  2. Amy says:

    The shuttle in Brooklyn is also not working. I was also told by the attendant that the 2/3/Q/N/R/A/C are not running in Brooklyn.

  3. Mike says:

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue

  4. Paul says:

    Mike

    Funniest post I’ve seen all morning

    Classic!

  5. Gary says:

    I missed my dentist appointment this morning, but because I left the house so early I made it in to work by 9 . . . 1:45 commute.

    It’s a nightmare down there. At least, however, the trains themselves have working AC . . . if you’re on a platform, you’re screwed. On a train with a book, not so bad.

    I ended up walking across town from 7th Ave to 3rd Ave on 53rd, because the E line was going nowhere.

    Two insane lightning storms in one week . . . I almost don’t mind being awoken in the middle of the night for a display like that.

  6. Thank God for the express bus.

  7. DrunkBrunch says:

    I took the 2 from 96th Street to Times Square then walked down 7th Avenue to work in the West Village.

    Hundreds were waiting for the M20 bus all along my walk. No bus passed me in the hour or so it took me to get downtown. I wonder when all those people will get to work????

  8. kellysmack says:

    you’d think we’d have proper drainage by now.

  9. Mike says:

    Thanks for the updates Ben, you’re a lifesaver. Or at least a saver of commute time.

  10. erik says:

    The fact that NYC is prepared for a damn storm and we’re not equipped with storm drains is unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MTA is a JOKE of an organization.

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