Seaside bums seeking to have some enjoyable within the solar at Rockaway Seaside on Monday discovered themselves stranded on the incorrect aspect of Jamaica Bay after subway service over the South Channel Bridge went darkish for almost two hours.
Subway officers introduced prepare “delays” on Twitter shortly after 1 p.m., attributed to “upkeep on the South Channel Bridge.” Service resumed at 2:36 p.m., officers stated.
“There was a mechanical situation with the A Line’s South Channel Bridge to the Rockaways that resulted in it being in a barely open place for 1 hour, 40 minutes,” MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan stated in a press release.
However the almost two hours with out cross-bay prepare service rankled metropolis dwellers hoping to shut out the lengthy weekend by catching some rays on the in style Queens seaside.
“[The MTA] ruined one other weekend for us New Yorkers, thanks a**holes!” person @seanjs09 posted on Twitter. “Shutting down the A prepare to the seashores?? Why doesn’t this upkeep happen at night time or your complete yr nobody was driving the subway??”
“@MTA it’s 4th of July weekend, a vastly busy seaside weekend, and ur doing bridge upkeep on the 1 prepare line to the Far Rockaways?” requested person @FredKoch15.
“You gotta be kidding me that is so disrespectful to all NYers who’re simply attempting to benefit from the vacation weekend.”
The Fourth of July weekend marked the post-pandemic return of the “Rockaway Park Shuttle,” which gives direct service between the beach-line peninsula and the A prepare.