Saturday, January 2, 2016

MTA Signal Problems Strand F Train Riders On Roosevelt Island Tonight In Cold Waiting For Q102 Bus To Get Home

A Roosevelt Island Tipster reports at 6:19 tonight:

Image of 1/2 Roosevelt Island F Train Station Crowd

F is down.

Hundreds of people in line.

F Train has signal problems.

Everyone out in the cold.

Waiting for a shuttle.
According to the MTA:

Service Change Posted: 01/02/2016 6:09PM

Due to signal problems at 21 St-Queensbridge, The following service changes are in effect:

F Subway trains are running on the E Subway line between Roosevelt Av-Jackson Heights and 5 Av-53 St in both directions.

Expect delays in E Subway and F Subway trains.

Allow additional travel time.
The crowd of stranded F Train riders

were waiting for the Q102 bus to take them home. Unfortunately, first Q102 bus to come had to pass them by without stopping because it was full. 

The best place to avoid the crowd at the subway station to catch the Q102 was

a short walk up the Commons to the stop next to the Riverwalk Bar.

As of 7:25 PM, most of the stranded passengers were gone from Roosevelt Island. Hopefully, they will be home soon.