If you are a rider of the N, R, of F train, you would probably have ended up better off if you called out of work this morning. Holy smokes there were major issues on the East Side this morning.
A broken rail at 59th & Lex sent the East Side’s subway commute into a spiraling ball of flames. The MTA notice? Late and descriptive (not) as always:
Due to a rail condition at the Lexington Avenue-59th Street Station:
There is no service on the W train between the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard Station and the Whitehall Street-South Ferry Station.
In addition, there is no service on the N train between the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station and the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard Station.
Also, the Manhattan-bound R trains are running on the F line between the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station and the 36th Street Station.
Please expect delays in service on the N, R and F trains at this time.
Plus, Fashion Week is gearing up in Midtown, so that always adds to the overall congestion on the street level. Good times.