Vandals cause NYC cable outage… Newest $740M subway breaks down — in LESS THAN DAY!



Vandalism causes Spectrum cable outage in Brooklyn and Queens, angers customers

A major cable outage in Brooklyn and Queens led angry customers to blast provider Charter Spectrum early Thursday.

The company blamed vandalism that crippled the service for hours overnight and into the Thanksgiving celebrations.

“Internet has been down for me in Bay Ridge Brooklyn since 2am…any idea when service will be restored?” asked one person who posted to Twitter.

Jose Berrios wrote, “Service is down in Forest Hills. What is status?”

And Rodolfo Medina wrote, “Another outage!!!! This is so ridiculous. And on Thanksgiving no less. ETA for restoring service?”

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-queens-cable-outage-caused-vandalism-prompts-anger-article-1.3653134

Subway’s newest $740M train breaks down in less than a day

The newest model of train to hit the tracks had a bumpy first day.

The R179 model from Bombardier that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority tested Sunday couldn’t last a day on the rails before it was yanked, a source told the Daily News.

First, the train’s emergency brakes kicked in when it ran over a blue bucket that apparently flew onto the tracks from the platform of the 121st St./Jamaica Ave. station on the J line in Queens around 12:15 p.m., crews reported to the MTA. Riders were forced to leave the train at the next Manhattan-bound stop.

The woes on the tracks continued hours later around 7:30 p.m. when the train had to be taken out of service.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/subway-newest-740m-train-breaks-day-article-1.3652468