Monday was another usual work day for New York commuters. They got on their train to reach home after an entire day at their offices. However, nothing went as planned. Passengers of the F train got trapped inside for almost an hour. On top of that, they had no space due to the overcrowded area, no air conditioner, and no light. FMA answered questions about what caused the F train disaster.
MFA Workers Responded Quickly to the Issue
On Tuesday, one day after the subway calamity, MTA explained that the train could no longer receive power. Passengers that took the F train from the West 4th Street station were trapped inside an overcrowded vehicle at 6:20 p.m. The train became completely unresponsive just before arriving at the Broadway-Lafayette station.
The first thing that sent a warning sign was when the air conditioning stopped working altogether. Afterward, the lights went off. MFA workers were quick to respond to this critical issue and surrounded the train soon afterward. A train service supervisor informed passengers that the abrupt stop was caused by a mechanical failure. However, MTA stated that they are going to review this announcement for any possible misleading details.
About 25 minutes later, the train supervisor managed to find a way to recharge the train. However, passengers had their ordeal prolonged for another half an hour. This happened because of dispatch order that wanted the F train to advance a couple of cars further. This way, the train behind had a chance to evacuate its travelers.
MTA Is Sure that Restructuring Plans Would Avoid Repetition of the F Train Disaster
At around 7:05 p.m. the passengers of the F train disaster finally received access to safety. Through their social media profiles, they posted videos and comments about how they had mobilized inside their trap to get some ventilation.
This unfortunate episode lends another negative criticism to MTA system. This service is already flooded with interruptions and delays that impair the lifestyle of their clients. Nonetheless, the agency stated that restructuring plans announced last month are going to fix these issues once and for all.
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