The daily grind has gotten even worse for more than a million Manhattan and Queens straphangers, and it may not get better for months to come.
Since last month, the E, F and V lines have been running with delays of five to 10 minutes throughout the week because of track work. Additionally, the MTA is sending two fewer trains down the lines during the morning and evening rush hours.
The MTA is replacing an 800-feet stretch of track between Queens’ Roosevelt Avenue and Forest Hills-71st Avenue stations as part of ongoing subway maintenance, said NYC Transit spokeswoman Deirdre Parker.
The work is being done on the weekends, but trains must constantly travel at slower speeds because they are running over temporary track, she explained.