In addition to inspecting its own equipment, Con Edison, by an unusual ruling of the New York Public Service Commission, is being compelled to perform maintenance and upgrades on subway electrical equipment owned by the M.T.A.
Many E, F, N, Q, R and W riders had a rough ride Tuesday morning with signal issues clogging up the line.
On Friday morning, and again on Monday evening, smoke conditions caused delays for commuters.
One could say that New York City’s subway trains are here, there, and everywhere: new analysis by The Big Board of agency data from January 2018 has found that fewer trains are running than scheduled, as well as train bunching, has often left commuters waiting for twice as long as they should be.
The M.T.A., after a public outcry over the shutdown of the credit/debit card function on MetroCard machines, during Super Bowl weekend, has rescheduled the maintenance to take place over just six hours this Saturday.
The M.T.A. has reversed course, and is saying that the shutdown will not occur this upcoming weekend. Instead, it will take place a week later; the agency promised “more to come” for riders next Monday.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the M.T.A. announced that its MetroCard vending machines would not be taking credit or debit card transactions this weekend.
The plan to upgrade the subway’s Flushing Line to Communications Based Train Control, in order to facilitate more frequent train service, is running almost twenty months behind schedule and nearly 38 million over budget, with more delays likely in the future.
“It was flawless.”
So responded incoming New York City Transit president Andy Byford, to how his first commute was to the agency’s headquarters in Bowling Green.
The M.T.A. has been having a rough go of it lately, with massive delays disrupting many commutes. To try and improve service, Manhattan’s 8th Avenue lines will be getting the FASTRACK treatment, a station cleaning and track improvement program which “[attacks] the key drivers of 79 percent of delay-causing major incidents,” according to the agency.
On Friday morning, commuters were frustrated by more delays on the New York City subway. When all was said and done, eleven lines were affected– the 2, 4, 6, 7, B, E, F, J, M, L, and R trains.