Power outage causes massive subway delays in New York
Xinhua, April 21, 2017 Adjust font size:
A power outage caused massive subway delays across New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of commuters stranded for hours midway to work.
At least A, D, E, F, J, N, Q and R trains were all impacted -- mostly delayed or running on different lines due to the power problem reported at about 7:25 a.m. by the Seventh Avenue-53rd Street station, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Service was restored on most lines with delays at about 11:30 a.m. after temporary generators were set up at the station. The issue that caused the outage was not immediately known.
Commuters took to Twitter to fume about the delays.
@MiriamElder: "I'm at the top of the Chrysler Building and you can literally hear the whole city screaming about the MTA."
@WeRSingleling:"Today no one is getting anywhere, thanks #mta #nymta #nyctransit." Endit