Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MTA Floods Broad Channel with Buses in response to "A" Train Power Outage.

The A line was seriously disrupted earlier today resulting in the MTA flooding Broad Channel with a multiple shuttle buses in order to accommodate displaced subway riders.buses 

According to the MTA...

“This morning’s service disruption was directly caused by the theft of cable from along the subway right of way. This led to delays and crowding along all 31 miles of theA Subway Line Icon train, and forced thousands of Rockaways customers to use shuttle buses to get to work,” said MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco. “We are working closely with the NYPD Transit Bureau to help them investigate this crime and identify the culprits responsible.”

There were 12 MTA buses staged on the southbound side of Cross Bay Boulevard within the Gateway sanctuary.

Several Police Highway units were assigned to Cross Bay Boulevard at 20th Road.

There was a significant Police, Traffic and MTA presence on Cross Bay at Noel Road with Traffic Agents assigned to various intersections along Cross Bay Boulevard. 

At one point there were also 11 MTA buses staged along the east side of Cross Bay Boulevard.

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