Aug. 21, 2020 By Christian Murray
The MTA may be forced to reduce service on the 7 train if vandals continue to smash windows, according to reports.
On Wednesday, 39 windows were discovered smashed on a 7 train at the Vernon Blvd.–Jackson Avenue station in Long Island City.
A crew of MTA workers also found on Wednesday a cracked window on a conductor’s cab on a 7 train at the Flushing terminal.
The agency is reportedly running out of spare windows to replace them all and the manufacturer can’t keep pace with demand. Furthermore, a train has to be pulled out of service in order for new windows to be installed.
Another 7 train got violated today @NYCTSubway @NYPDTransit this is getting out of control @ClaytonGuse @progressiveact @dahvnyc @danrivoli I wonder if it’s the same guy they caught and let go 🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/Ki0clZTOlH
— Gomez (@TripleG_RTO) August 20, 2020
The agency told the Daily News that the MTA may have to reduce service on the 7 line.
Videos have been circulating of the vandalism, with a rider posting footage of the smashed windows at the Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue station this week.
Another video was posted on social media in July when a similar incident took place.
The MTA has had to contend with smashed windows across the system for months.
The MTA released a photo earlier this month of a man who has allegedly smashed 200 windows–primarily on the 2, 3, and 7 lines– across 63 trains since March.
There have been no arrests.
— Gomez (@TripleG_RTO) July 31, 2020