Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by STrRedWolf
https://nypost.com/2019/07/13/power-out ... -darkness/
A manhole fire caused extensive power outages across Manhattan’s West Side early Saturday evening, plunging subway stations, Broadway theaters and department stores in the heart of the Big Apple into darkness on the 42nd anniversary — nearly to the hour–of the 1977 blackout...

The blackout hit just before 7 p.m. as the temperature hovered around 86 degrees, crippling a broad stretch of Manhattan west of 5th Avenue, from W. 42nd Street to W. 72nd, Con Edison’s outage map shows.
MTA Subway service is bypassing stations w/o power and encouraging folks to use local bus service instead of below-ground subway service.

Edit 9:25p: MTA website notices:
Multiple Impacts Posted: 07/13/2019 9:16PM

1 Subway, 2 Subway and 3 Subway trains are running on the local track between 96 St and Chambers St and bypassing 59 St-Columbus Circle.

4 Subway, 5 Subway and 6 Subway trains are running on the local track between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.
  by STrRedWolf
Power started coming back online at 11:50p per NY1: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/ne ... -elevators

As of 1am MTA said all service was back up: https://twitter.com/NYCTSubway/status/1 ... -elevators
  by STrRedWolf
Going through the tweets (skipping some fluff and rewriting):
  • 6:03pm: "We heard about the power outages. We're investigating. Hold on."
  • 6:23pm: "We're bypassing stations without power in Midtown and Upper West Side."
  • 6:58pm: "1/2/3 are all on the local tracks in Manhattan. Everything else disrupted."
  • 7:51pm: "Limited service on 1/2/3/4/5/6. Everything else disrupted."
  • 8:00pm: "ConEd screwing with our signals on D/F/M and A/C/E. 59th-Columbus Circle, 47/50th-Rockefeller, 34th-Hudson Yards, 5th/53rd stations closed."
  • 8:12pm: "1/2/3 local between 96th and Chambers, bypassing 59th-Columbus and 66th. 4/5/6 local between 125th and Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall."
  • 8:54pm: "Everything we said about 1/2/3/4/5/6 still stands. 7 ending at 42nd-Times Square. A suspended between 42nd & 168th. D suspended between 42nd & 161st-Yankee Stadium. F running local on Queens Blvd, switching between the R and bypassing the mess from 36th in Queens via G line to Bergen. N/W/R/F bypassing 57th-7th. Go by the numbers."
  • 9:55pm: "We got power up to 66th! Trains stopping there now."
  • 10:17pm: "A stopped between Chambers and 168th. C not running. E running on the R between 36th in Queens to Whitehall. N/Q/R all local. F local until 36th in Queens, then splitting between the R to Jay Street MetroTech or G to Bergen. D not running between 161st-Yankee Stadium and 42nd-Bryand Park. 1/2/3/4/5/6 as mentioned earlier."
  • 11:54pm: "WE HAVE SIGNAL POWER AND 59th-COLUMBUS CIRCLE POWER! 1/2/3 local all stops. A/D/E/F/M back to normal routes. C's packed up for the night."
  • 12:38am: "7 full service! Night service in effect!"