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#1 KevinKorell

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:09 AM

New York City Patch, 4/21/17:

 


 

NYC Subway Delays, Service Changes, Suspensions Friday After Power Outage

 

NYC commuters going into Manhattan on Friday morning experienced a nightmare of crisscrossing, delayed and suspended trains, as several major lines in the borough were snarled by a loss of power at the Seventh Avenue-53rd Street station.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:12 AM

CBS New York, 4/21/17:

 


 

Power Problems Strand Subway Riders, Lead To Major Delays Systemwide

 

Two subway trains became stuck in a tunnel as power problems caused massive delays and service disruptions on several lines during the Friday morning rush hour.

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:04 AM

NY MTA news release, 4/21:

 
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Directs Investigation into Con Edison Equipment Failure Affecting MTA Subway Service
 
 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York State Department of Public Service and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to conduct an immediate investigation into Con Edison’s equipment failure that led to significant delays across MTA New York City Transit subways this morning.

 

New York City Transit subways experienced a loss of station power at the Seventh Avenue Station in Manhattan due to a Con Edison equipment failure. The outage resulted in the loss of signals, escalators, communications and station lighting. MTA New York City Transit immediately deployed MTA generators to the station to restore the signals allowing trains to bypass the station. Service has resumed with residual delays.

 

"The loss of power due to a Con Edison equipment failure during the morning rush hour caused a cascading effect and impacted the lives of thousands of commuters. Simply put, this was completely unacceptable and I am directing the Department of Public Service and the MTA to conduct an immediate investigation into the Con Edison equipment failure, the cause of the outage and the response to it. The New York City subway system is the lifeblood of the city and a critical means of transportation for millions of people, which is why we are making unprecedented capital investments into modernizing the system. The MTA will continue to deploy emergency resources to address the short-term issues, and our investigation will address all aspects of today’s events to get to the bottom of what happened."

 

 






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