It’s hasn’t been a good day for the MTA or its customers so far today.
You may have heard of the track fire that’s stopped Metro-North trains from going into or out of Grand Central Terminal. (If you haven’t, check out the Lohud site here and see the update in the list on the right.)
But check this out. If you go to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Web site right now (it’s just about noon), you can see three — count ’em, three — pulsing alerts. One for Metro-North (about that track fire) plus one for New York City Transit announcing problems with the 2 and 5 trains and one for Long Island Railroad with problems on their Ronkonkoma branch.