A signal malfunction has stopped all 1, 2 and 3 trains from rolling through the Upper West Side starting around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, and the MTA is projecting “extensive delays.”
Jut like last week, the MTA has offered only a vague explanation and has left commuters stranded in tunnels.
“Notification issued 2/11/14 at 10:35 AM. Due to signal problems, the 1 train is currently suspended in both directions between South Ferry and 137th Street in Manhattan. In addition, 2 trains are running via the 5 line between 149th Street in Manhattan and Nevins Street in Brooklyn. Consider alternate routes and expect extensive delays. See https://www.mta.info for details.”
When I was at the 72nd street station, one woman was cursing very loudly and extensively. This, sadly, did not get the trains to move any faster.
UPDATE: There appears to be some improvement as of 12 p.m.:
#ServAdv: b/d, #1 & #3 train service resumed making local stops b/t 96 St & Chambers St. #2 trains via #5 line from Nevins to 149 St
— NYCT Subway Service (@NYCTSubwayScoop) February 11, 2014