7 train disruptions annoying commuters

The News Leader

April 28, 2011 9:22:57 AM PDT
They're tired of delays and poor service and now they're demanding action. Community leaders are saying enough is enough when it comes to the 7 train.

Since January alone, they say there have been 106 disruption notices on the 7 train.

The 7 line is no stranger to trouble on the tracks. The subways known as the life line between Queens and Manhattan is getting some negative reviews from local officials and straphangers alike.

One of the major stop is the Vernon Blvd and Jackson Ave stop which is a melting pot for new business, new high rises, and commuters. All depending, relying on the 7 to get to and from work and school.

For families, the disruptions and delays mean getting up early because of anticipated problems and frustration.

Weekend delays are a common occurrence. Officials say they have checked the MTA's own twitter account to see if the problem is real.

Since the beginning of the January, the site shows there have 37 signal problems, 10 switching problems and one related to the weather.