On Friday morning, commuters were frustrated by more delays on the New York City subway. When all was said and done, eleven lines were affected– the 2, 4, 6, 7, B, E, F, J, M, L, and R trains.
Friday marked the end of a long week for the region’s mass transit system, which has faced massive delays on either commuter rail or the subway every day this week. Many riders took to social media to criticize the M.T.A. for the poor service.
Subway delays also cost commuters more than just time — it places an economic burden on the region. In a report released this past summer, New York City’s Independent Budget Office said that subway delays cause a loss of $307 million annually for the region, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer said the yearly tab could be higher, at around $389 million.