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Transit Riders Say “Thank YOU!” To Workers

Riders on 1, 2 and 3 lines are traveling more easily today thanks to the transit workers who spent countless hours inspecting and repairing the damage caused by Thursday’s derailment. Whether your destination was the Upper West Side, Riverdale, Wakefield, Crown Heights or Brownsville, thanks to the tireless efforts of NYC Transit’s track, signal, and infrastructure professionals, you can, once again, go about your business, with countless connections to other lines!

Andrew Albert, Chair of the New York City Transit Riders Council and MTA Board member, and Lisa Daglian, Executive Director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, said, “We are incredibly grateful to the scores of transit workers who labored day and night to literally get 1, 2 and 3 train service back on track. No easy task, it was a Herculean effort that allows tens of thousands of riders to resume their commutes and get where they need to go. Without these dedicated men and women, under the leadership of Rich Davey and Demetrius Critchlow, today would be a very different —and inconvenient — day for people trying to go about their Sundays. Even as we await the detailed analysis of what went wrong and why, we know what went right — the resumption of service thanks to the transit workers and supervisors who made it happen. On behalf of New York’s transit riders, Thank You!”