Delays uptown due to water?

The 1, 2, and 3 trains this afternoon were experiencing major delays due to “an emergency water condition” north of 79th Street.

What the hell does that mean? I assume water on the tracks, but it hasn’t rained at all today. The only thing I can think of is that a water main broke.

I guess I will peak out the window when we go by. Right now, all I can see is a stopped 3 train next to us. We are both stopped between stations.

I sense an upcoming service change. Either all the trains are gonna go express or all off us are going to go local. We’ll see.

How vague is this, “Ladies and gentlemen, we are delayed because of train tracks ahead of us. Please be patient.”. That’s what just came over the train PA.

Uhhh…tracks in front of us is normal right? I’m no MTA engineer, but I always assumed tracks in front of the train meant we keep rolling.

Just once I would like them to be honest and blunt about it. “Listen up everybody, some shit is broke further down the tracks. Hopefully, we’ll get movin’ soon. Hang tight.”

The info they blab over the PA never actually describes what the problem I. After they are done with the announcement, all we know is that we are stopped, and will at some point begin moving. Well no kidding. I could tell that by looking out the window.

So instead of annoying us over the PA, just leave us guessing. Besides, you can’t speak understandable English anyway, and it always sounds like you are three cars away from the microphone.

Live from the subway, back to you in studio…

One thought on “Delays uptown due to water?

  1. There is nothing like getting annoyed with train PA messages. Though occasionally you get the wellspoken funny comedian traindriver and you have to put your book down to listen. I rarely listen to PA messages. Does anyone know what they say when you are about to take off in a plane?


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