NEW YORK, NY — NYC commuters going into Manhattan on Friday morning experienced a nightmare of criss-crossing trains, as two major lines in the borough were snared by a loss of power at the 7th Avenue-53rd Street station.
The MTA says it has personnel on scene “working to correct the problem.” Con Edison said on Twitter that “crews are working with @MTA to investigate what is causing subway delays.”
Until then, commuters on the A/C/E and B/D/F/M lines will be dealing with trains running on different lines, cars sitting at stations for more than 15 minutes and conductors unsure of where exactly their train is headed.
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Here’s what was going on just after 9 a.m., according to the MTA:
- There is no B service between Brighton Beach Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard in both directions.
- There is no M train service between Chambers Street and Forest Hills-71st Avenue in both directions.
- Some D trains are running on the C line between West 4th Street-Washington Square and 59th Street-Columbus Circle in both directions.
- Some northbound D trains are terminating at 34th Street-Herald Square.
- E trains are running on the F line between West 4th Street-Washington Square and Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue in both directions.
- Expect delays in A, B, C, D, E, F, J, M, N, Q and R train service.
- As an alternate, customers in Queens are advised to use R or 7 train service to and from Manhattan.
- And, after an unrelated incident at 8th Avenue, L train service has resumed with delays.
- The LIRR is cross honoring at the following stations: Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue, Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike, Forest Hills-71st Avenue, 61st Street-Woodside and 34th Street-Penn Station.
It seemed like some conductors weren’t even sure where their train was going:
Patch will update this post throughout the morning with the latest train service status. You can also check out the MTA’s subway tracker here.