Subway delays make for another day in commuter hell

What the F?

Straphangers were forced to endure a morning of commuter hell Monday as signal problems at Brooklyn’s Bergen Street station crippled service on the F and G lines.

The signal issues caused extensive delays on the lines shortly after 6 a.m. and left one Manhattan-bound train stalled inside the tunnel between the Carroll Street and Bergen Street stations for nearly an hour before the train reversed back to Carroll Street.

“I sat patiently waiting for the train to move and then they announced we are going back to Carroll Street,” said a 61-year-old straphanger who had initially boarded the train at Carroll Street.

“I’ll be an hour late to work now,” said the commuter who then walked to the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn to catch the No. 4 train.

The signal trouble caused F trains to run on the D line between West 4th-Washington Square in Manhattan and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn in both directions while making local stops in Brooklyn.

G train service between the Bedford-Nostrand stop and Church Avenue was completely wiped out in both directions.

Some southbound N trains ran local between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 36th Street in Brooklyn to “alleviate congestion” along the D and N lines, the MTA said.

At 7:50 a.m., the MTA tweeted that F and G trains “are beginning to resume service on their regular routes after we addressed a signal problem at Bergen St.”

“Continue to expect major delays,” the tweet read as the transit authority told commuters to “consider taking a B Q 2 or 5 train or B35, B38, B67 and B69 bus if it’s convenient for you.”

Some commuters took to Twitter to air their frustrations.

“Good luck to anyone who thought they were going to take the F or G train this morning,” Twitter user Lavelle Porter tweeted.

Another Twitter user, Donna Belsky, tweeted: “Great…F trains are stopped dead, all along the track. I’m gonna be late! #mta.”

Meanwhile, service changes and delays plagued the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains due to switch problems at the 149 Street-Grand Concourse station in The Bronx and an earlier unauthorized person on the tracks at 14th Street, the MTA said.

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