Last year, I posted my real and undiluted guide to the winter service changes - - same deal tonight with B and W line suspensions - - as well as most express service running on the local track. And only half of this is on the MTA website. The only service changes they posted are the D/N local in Brooklyn, and the N/Q local in Manhattan. Everything else they posted was 3-4 hours late or was after a customer tweeted to NYCT's Twitter account about why the W was not running or the 4/5 were running local in Manhattan.
Here's what they didn't post - - no B service after 7:30 PM. In fact, I checked TripPlanner+ - - it showed two B trains at 10 PM. And I called the Travel Information Center at 9:30 PM, asking if the B was running, they said yes the B is still running - - here are the snapshots showing nothing anywhere on the MTA website:
|Poster at 145th Street, Lower level B/D platform|
|Snapshot showing D and N service changes but no B service change posted|
|Trip Planner result showing B trains arriving at West 4th Street after 100 PM, nearly 3 hours after the start of the B suspension|
The 2/3/4/5 trains were running local in Manhattan at 8 PM - - NYCT didn't post anything until 11:50 PM, nearly 4 hours later. That's not "up-to-the-minute service updates through the service status box on the alert home page." Frankly, that is a complete lie by the MTA.
|MTA Homepage as of 11:34 PM, showing almost nothing on 2/3/4/5/A//E/F service changes|
So here is a checklist on what they posted and missed.
A local in Brooklyn and Manhattan after 8 PM - - nothing
B suspension - - nothing
D local in Brooklyn and Manhattan - - posted on time for Brooklyn service change, 3 hours later for West 4th-34th Street, nothing on 59-145.
E/F local in Queens after 8 PM - - nothing
N/Q local in Queens, N local in Brooklyn - - posted on time for both
W suspension - - after someone tweeted it - 1 hour late
2/3 local in Manhattan - - 3 hours late
4/5 local in Manhattan - - 3 hours late
4 local in Brooklyn - - nothing
UPDATE: As of this afternoon, they posted everything this morning related to an all underground service plan - - additionally, northbound 1 train service now terminates at 191 Street instead of 168....why was it difficult to post the suspension of B service and other changes last night?