Rain-Damaged Signal Equipment Causes 7 Train Headaches

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you planned on taking the 7 train this weekend, you may want to tweak your plans and find another way to get around.

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MTA crews are working to fix rain-damaged signal equipment, but the repairs could last through the weekend. Weather-related issues knocked out service between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza on Friday. The issue was not addressed until 10 p.m. Friday night, when service was restored on only one track.

As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the MTA said 7 Trains were running every 30 minutes between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza. Service between Queensboro Plaza and Main St. is running every 8 minutes.

The MTA is advising customers to consider using E, F, N or R lines as an alternative.

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  • vy

    These signals must have passed inspection by one or more of the lying inspectors.
    The lying inspectors and the managers who knew should be fired with cause, with no pensions or health benefits for life.

  • signalhelper

    Signal Department have been mismanaged since Tom Prendergast was Cheif Electrical officer in 1989. The Inspector General of the MTA released a report in 1990 saying Signal Department was backlogged in repair and renewal. The Number 7 line has numerous temporary lines running outside the into the tracks and with the rain there are signal failures from this neglect.
    Call the Inspector general at 212-878-0000 and ask what happened to the signal helper who reported the problem in 1989?

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