Astoria, Transportation
Jul 09, 2014

The Agony of Last Night’s Broken Subway Commute

Thanks to all who participated last night in our unexpected twitter community effort after the broken rail at 59th/Lex destroyed the evening’s subway commute. It was much appreciated by many (…)

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Image source: Adam_T4 via the WHA Flickr Pool

Image source: Adam_T4 via the WHA Flickr Pool

Thanks to all who participated last night in our unexpected twitter community effort after the broken rail at 59th/Lex destroyed the evening’s subway commute. It was much appreciated by many to see what their fellow Astorians were experiencing, a good chance to vent, and know what was going on. You guys really helped each other; we were happy to facilitate it, too.

So here are some images we think may reflect on how you felt last night if you were stuck in the commute from hell.

 

Transit FUBAR gives you the rage. If only flying were an option last night.

superman-agony

When you see the crowded subway platform, full of people waiting for a train, any train.

football-agony

When you realize the trains still aren’t coming.

hair-agony

When you understand that the MTA is not going to respond to your questions in real time.

no-mta-agony

When you feel helpless and wish you could do something about this problem.

subway-train-push

Or maybe a bus is better.

bus-transit

When the trains finally show up and you get on, you wish this would happen.

fast-train

And how you feel when you finally get home. What a relief.

satisfaction-owl

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

2 Comments

Abby

The new-ish M60-SBS is my go-to public transportation now; highly recommended if it works for your route/commute.

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Threemoons

This is the Olympus of bullshit–every single week, there’s at least one rush hour where the N/Q is/are delayed due to…SOMETHING. If it’s raining, forget it; the MTA has mastered the art of screwing Astorians even, literally, on clear, dry, 70-degree gorgeous days. Enough already!

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