If you live in New York City, check your metro line before sweeping your Metro card.
In the midst of a rising Friday rate, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced a cascade of train delays due to a "network communication problem".
Affected trains include 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Grand Central 42 St S lines. The delay affects trains running in both directions, with some trains stopping between stations.
Some underground riders reported up to 90 minutes of waiting for underground trains.
"If you are on a train in between stations, please stay on the train and listen for crew instructions," MTA tweeted . "We work as quickly as possible to bring customers into stations safely."
MTA urged people to take lighter lines or buses instead of the subway, saying extensive delays continue to be expected as service is restored.
Lines starting to return include 1/2/3, 4/5/6 and 42 St Shuttle, which MTA works for to "restore the connection between the signaling system and the railway control center." The MTA did not say when they expect the system to be fully operational.
Passengers can see a station agent for a passport for further bus or train service. In addition, they said Metro-North are interdisciplinary MetroCard holders on affected stations along 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 alternative travel lines.
From 8:30 pm some northbound trains were further obstructed, including the B and Q trains.
"Nordbound B and Q trains are delayed due to a signal problem at 7 Av (BKLYN). Some northbound Q trains will run on the N line from Coney Island-Stillwell to DeKalb Av," MTA tweeted .
And when 7 trains were stopped Friday night, the train riders continued to express rebellion. "You're kidding me. There's almost no way to get to Brooklyn, to Manhattan and then Queens … We need clear communication !!!" required using @MatchforR.
Earlier, MTA said that the B-train will run to and from the Bronx after rush hour for those affected by the 4-train suspension.
Rolling updates are available on @NYCTSubway on Twitter.
When the subway system struggled to regain operations, Mayor Bill de Blasio blew the MTA for the closures, which come as New York City faces a record-breaking heat wave.
"This type of melting under a heat wave is unacceptable," tweeted . "MTA owes every New Yorker an explanation for this. We have known about this dangerous weather for DAYS. There is no excuse for why they are not prepared."
The mayor noted extreme hardship as "hot and frustrated" crowds waited during the evening rush.
"NYPD has sent additional officers to help handle extreme tribulation on platforms and stations," tweeted .
Others New Yorkers took on Twitter to vent their frustration.
"This is totally unacceptable @MTA," wrote the NYC competitor Scott M. Stringer. "The service is suspended and platforms are boiling. New York can't work that way."
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