2011-07-15 / Letters

A-Line Express Mess

The following letter was sent to the MTA’s A-Line Manager, Herbert Lambert. Dear Editor,

The A-Train (express) mess at the Rockaway Park station just continues to frustrate straphangers.

I stopped taking 7:39 a.m. A-express Train from Rockaway Park station because of its unreliability. Few times in the last two weeks (June 14 and 29), I decided to take a chance and give 7:39 a.m. train a try, and what do you know, both times it was cancelled.

Today, on June 29, I was unofficially told that a conductor did not show up, and since it’s a small station there is no replacement. Meanwhile, the announcement was that the train was cancelled due to the Manhattan bound A-train traffic ahead. What a bunch of bologna!

Surprisingly, there are no problems with 7:19 a.m. A-Train. Seriously, how come 7:19 is almor the past 6 months or so has been so unreliable? Why is it always 7:39 train breaks down, or has congestion ahead? It appears, that someone is falling asleep (as I also was unofficially told), or does not show up to work, while there are plenty of people who would love to have a job right now. It looks like someone, at the very least, needs to be resigned.


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