Amid signal problems that caused delays on multiple subway lines in Queens and Manhattan for more than five hours Tuesday morning, MTA Transit President Andy Byford said service is “nowhere near good enough.”
The problems, at Fifth Avenue-59th Street and Queens Plaza, started around 7:30 a.m., and delays plagued E, F, N, Q, R and W trains for the next five hours.
Regular service resumed by around 12:45 p.m., the MTA said.
Commuters in Queens, who had to resort to waiting for buses or walking to the 7 train to get into Manhattan, expressed frustration on Twitter.
“What is the excuse now MTA? this is the mess in astoria,” one wrote.