L trains delayed from the gates on the evening of night, starting a sharp reduction in the night and output services with productivity, which left many riders embarrassed, disappointed and convinced that the next 15-18 months would be longer t painful than previously thought.
The problems began at 9:30 am, only half an hour before the service L was set up to reduce to the planned 20-minute racing, with trains only lasting three times per hour. But as the gap between trains began to rise, the countdown clock through the L train of the train jumped forward, showing 41
"The first day, and we are already lagging behind the schedule. It's really sinister," said David Dimicelli, a resident of Williamsburg, when he looked up at the Bedford Avenue screen. "I expected it would be very awful, but …" The 33-year-old supply manager remained, then turned to his partner and reminded her that it's not too late to leave the neighborhood forever.
Train L eventually took about 30 minutes, but MTA was soon forced to take their off-hours countdowns, leaving racers in the dark about the train schedule until midnight. And even when the official Twitter account on the subway assured clients they could find realtime service information in the MTA application, which was also on friction. As of noon on Saturday, the annex still did not show the train of the L-train of 8th Avenue.
For many regular city riders – a group of 400,000 on a regular day – the reality under the ground was far off. from the description of the governor "service that was still working". On Union Square, there were crowds on the mezzanine barricades; in some cases, waited aboard an open train that would not arrive for about an hour. The transit staff stationed in a large number of companies practically asked customers to take advantage of the increased levels of service on the M, G and 7 lines, or free transfers by M14A / D and Williamsburg Link buses. Those who stopped waiting for a long time not only inside the stations, but also on unbreakable trains. The stop times seemed particularly bad at Union Square, where the MTA blocking system meant that Brooklyn's service had to wait until the train arrived before moving on to a joint track to avoid building between 3rd Avenue and Bedford.
"It's worse than I thought," said Alfredo Fernando, a dishwasher at a restaurant near Union Square. Usually he leaves the work at 11.00. He said that he was coming home to stop at Gray Avenue, and had not yet seriously thought about using other alternatives. "This will be a complete catastrophe for me."
27 minutes after the last train. A Group Station Manager (Shan) is going to get a car to the car telling people it's another 5-10 minutes. Above, the line of people waiting for the next train pic.twitter.com/iSnikL4wuo
– Jake Offengarts (@jangelooff) April 27, 2019
Everywhere, the dancers of the L-train were also broken down by services. "It will actually spoil the flow for us," said Danny DocSmooth Cruz, a resident of the Bronx. Realizing that he would probably have to start acting on a new line, he complained that he was taking L for so long. "Here is the train itself. It really is there."
Several riders noted that they were impressed by MTA's efforts in human communication. The vests, fixed with the bright pink buttons "Ask me about the L project", were scattered around the stations, distributing literature and doing everything possible to answer the question. Among them was the New York Transit President Andy Howard, who spent most of his nights platform asking New Yorkers where they are going and if they knew about alternative service options.
Several employees also confirmed their own concerns about the safety of the redesigned L-train project, which some fears could expose employees and riders to carcinogenic silica dust: "There will be dusty dust here," one ATS employee predicted due to the face mask. Asked if he was worried about the quality of air during a slowdown, he replied: he would not have a mask, if I were not. "
For its part, MTA called the fears of a dented build on a damaged wall of lava" outrageous and false. "To make their air quality monitoring results accessible to the public, although it is unclear when or where this information will be posted
New Yorkers are working together.Not having a countdown clock, they ask each other how long they wait for the train L to check when the last one arrived.MTA employee invited them to free the free bus. @ NY1 pic .twitter.com / 9BfKkAa28m
– Van Thieu (@Va n_Tieu) April 27, 2019
However, some horsemen said that the reduction of service is an improvement over the previous plan that would have closed the tunnel completely for 15 months. Kristi Marutas, a 30-year sales manager, who moved to Williamsburg last month from Southold, Long Island, said that she does not understand why people are worried: "If you really really have to hurry to take Uber. We're just happy that it's open at all. "
One of the threats to the slowing down, according to the transit guides, is that trainers L will massively defect the stock companies, creating a trash that will confuse the bus and the forces of more people refuse public transport. At least half a dozen riders reported to Gothamist on the night of the evening that they are likely to start using car services between Manhattan and Brooklyn much more often. as the MTA processed the first night of the deceleration, even if there were several "training points" along the way.
"It's a matter of constantly improving," he added. "Although the week is intense over a short period of time, [on Saturday] we will be busy all day. I think tomorrow will be a big test."