Subterranean blues: NYC subway breakdowns drive riders nuts - ABC News:
"New York, New York is a wonderful town, but people riding in a hole in the ground are at their wits end over the power outages, signal problems and other breakdowns that have turned the city's aging subway system into a horror show.
The stress of a crumbling system with more passengers than ever — 5.6 million weekly in 2016 — has caused the number of train delays to triple during the past five years, to 70,000 per month.
Numbers, though, don't tell the story as well as videos circulating on the Internet of passengers desperately clawing at the doors of a subway car, trying to wedge it open after it crawled into a station this week.
They had been trapped for 45 minutes inside the stalled train with no lights or no ventilation and heat rising to the point that the windows fogged up, and sweltering passengers took off most of their clothes..."