‘Electrical Issue’ Causes Delays Across the Entire Subway System

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The MTA sent out this apocalyptic tweet from its NYC Transit account this afternoon:

The MTA said trains were mostly up and running around 2 p.m., except for the 1, 2, and 3 trains and the 4, 5, and 6 lines, which were suffering extreme delays because of extensive signal problems. But then, around 2:45 p.m., a slew of other train lines decided to join them with signal issues:

Shortly before 4 p.m., the MTA beamed out some relatively good news:

But the universe wouldn’t let New Yorkers off that easy:

Around 5 p.m., the official start of the evening rush, the heavily affected 1, 2,  and 3, and 4, 5, and 6 lines are still backlogged with “residual delays” which, according to riders, is a euphemistic descriptor for regular old delays. The C and E are also having some difficulties, thanks to signal problems at Canal Street.

Daily Intelligencer reached out to the MTA, and we’ll update when we know more about what caused this hellish mess. And based on recent rider reviews, you should still plan for a very fun evening commute:

Then there are the Pokémon truthers:

And true dystopia:

This post has been updated throughout.

‘Electrical Issue’ Causes Delays Across Subway