Aug. 26, 2019 By Allie Griffin
Queens straphangers had a hellish start to their week, beginning their Monday morning commute with major rush hour delays and overcrowding.
Because of a broken rail near Queensboro Plaza, 7 train service was suspended around 7 a.m. between Queens and Manhattan and other Queens lines faced “extensive delays” as a result, according to NYCT Subway’s twitter.
“Nothing like starting Monday with the 7 train suspended and every other train out of Queens packed like sardines,” one twitter user said.
Everyone from the 7 train trying to get on alternatives that are too full for anyone to get on. #mta @NYCTSubway @unsuckMTA pic.twitter.com/CGbNzVesra
— Jennifer Morton (@jennifermmorton) August 26, 2019
Others tweeted that they had been stuck on a 7 train for 40 minutes, only to have to reverse course, or that it took over an hour to go two stops.
I left home at 5:40am and reached work at 7:45am. I could have driven to Philadelphia in the time that it took me to commute to work on the wonderful @NYCTSubway today. @MTA
— Vas Drimalitis (@vasdrimalitis) August 26, 2019
An hour later, around 8 a.m., the NYCT Subway announced that 7 trains were running into Manhattan only from Vernon Boulevard Jackson Avenue, Hunters Point Avenue and Court Square and Main Street-bound 7 trains were terminating at Court Square, while they worked to repair the broken rail.
The NYCT Subway suggested commuters to transfer to an N or W train at Queensboro Plaza as an alternative route to Manhattan. Long Island Rail Road temporarily allowed MetroCard holders to board its trains at no additional charge at Flushing-Main Street, 61 Street-Woodside and Penn Station.
At 9:09 a.m., the NYCT Subway tweeted that they had repaired the broken rail and 7 trains were beginning to run their entire route through Queensboro Plaza, but added that straphangers should “continue to expect considerable delays in both directions,” as trains were brought back on schedule.
Another twitter user commented on the 7 train’s everyday delays. “Dead @MTA thank you so much for not only helping me be regularly late with the 7 train but also never getting better. Sincerely, every f***ing person in north queens,” she wrote.
The 7 train is the worst !
There’s always something wrong and there’s always perverts on the trains grabbing women
It’s time to privatize the MTA these incompetent ninnicoops been talking about improving service for decades they get the $$$$ but not their big promises they are a bunch of crooks sucking up all the $$$$ like leeches..and guess what their employees are all union members….NC here I come sick and tired of NYC….???
The 7 train is falling apart & Mayor DeBlasio is campaigning for President