Communications failure grinds 7 subway traces to a halt throughout sweltering rush hour commute


Seven subway traces floor to a halt Friday night, trapping rush hour commuters in trains and tunnels as temperatures within the metropolis soared to 92 levels.

Transit officers on Twitter attributed the suspension of service on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 traces and the Occasions Sq.-42nd Avenue shuttles to a “community communications challenge” — the identical alleged wrongdoer in the same episode that occurred solely 13 days in the past on July 6.

“In case you are on a practice in between stations, please stay in your practice and hear for crew directions,” one tweet learn. “We’re working as rapidly as attainable to deliver prospects into stations safely.”

That was not almost sufficient to fulfill the handfuls of fuming riders who replied that they’d been caught on trains for upwards of 45 minutes.

“I’ve by no means been one to freak out. However being caught within the subway between two trains for over half an hour is doing the trick,” tweeted @CobyMessiah.

“What ought to we use as a toilet now that we reside down right here?” wrote @mrdouglasland.

Rather than the disabled subway traces, the company advised non-stranded riders to take one of many lettered traces, a bus or Metro-North, which is cross-honoring MetroCard fares.

Company officers didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.