Joseph McCoy used to board the N train directly at 18th Avenue, but now has to ride two stations back towards Coney Island before heading into Manhattan. Although the extra ride to Bay Parkway only takes a few minutes, the time gap between incoming trains usually tacks an additional 30 minutes onto his commute.

“I definitely get up earlier,” said McCoy, a high school student. “I need to get dressed faster, sleep a little less. It’s very annoying.”