While they are not yet carrying passengers, as of 8:20 PM all trains on the #7
line are now running and proceeding on signals. While I believe that this is part of the testing that is necessary, I have to believe that this is a good sign even if they are not yet picking up passengers. Also trains appear to be starting to move on the J
I also feel that I should make a personal comment here about the MTA and their employees. Last night many of the supervisors spent hours walking the tracks, be it elevated or tunnel, checking stranded trains for passengers. This in the extreme heat that that enveloped this area at the time.
Additionally a crew all through the night and during the day, manned every stranded train. While the MTA did use buses to change the crews and provide some relief for the workers, nonetheless the men and women of the MTA stood by their trains during this entire episode. My heart goes out to each and every one of those workers, as it was hot enough in my own apartment. I can't imagine having to spend the night in a hot, dark, empty subway train. It would be even worse if your train happened to be in a tunnel.
So I personally take my hat off to each and every one of those dedicated workers who stood by their trains. They all deserve a big round of applause and a heartfelt thank you from each and every New Yorker.
And now I'll get down off my soapbox.