1, 2 and 3 Trains Suspended Because of ‘A Network Communication Issue’ (Update: Service Restored 7:30)

The MTA announced at around 6:20 p.m. Friday that “all 1,2,3,4,5,6 and S trains are suspended in both directions” because of “a network communication issue.” Rush hour riders were stuck on trains and eventually forced to head into the steamy temperatures to get home.

Some were dealing with pretty brutal conditions:

File photo.

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    1. JBerg says:

      This exact same “network” thing happened two weeks ago, Saturday July 6th. 1,2,3 trains stopped running for well over an hour, maybe three.

      (I forget the details as I went scurrying for a C train at 72nd – which of course was not in service, leading to a ride uptown to 125 to get back downtown.)

      The Weekender experience ain’t easy. Especially when it comes on a Friday. Hang in there, New York.

    2. Steven Barall says:

      This is the stuff of nightmares.

    3. Lanie says:

      The crews were great!

    4. Zanarkand says:

      I’m on vacation in China and have “missed” the blackout and this recent subway episode. Fearful to come home lol.

      • Larry Lox says:

        The blackout and subway service issues are nothing compared to the human rights violations occurring in China every day. Good luck getting a decent sandwich and a pickle for lunch anywhere. We still live in the greatest city (and neighborhood) in the world!