On Monday, New Yorkers commuting in the subway were in for an unpleasant surprise.
At the Broadway-Lafayette stop in Manhattan, subway riders commuting on the F train were trapped without light or air for over an hour.
Many wound up trying to claw their way out of the subway car, which was airless. The windows were covered in condensation.
Passengers who were stuck inside the cart were dripping with sweat and begged to be let off the train.
According to a representative of the MTA, the passengers were stuck because the train had suffered a power loss.
Unfortunately, the commuters did not find out about that until much later. They were told “train traffic ahead” was the reason they were stuck.
From Daily News:
Some subway riders had a frustratingly unforgettable F train commute home Monday — and wound up trying to claw their way out of a steamy, airless subway car. The suffering straphangers are seen in a video clip desperately prying at a train door at the Broadway-Lafeyette stop in Manhattan. “Stuck for over an hour w/o light and air just rolled up — passengers dripping with sweat begging to get off,” Chelsea Lawrence tweeted with the video. One passenger said the train was stuck in a tunnel and pushed to the station by another train.