A Christmas night fire in midtown Manhattan has caused problems for today's commute—there are problems on a number of subway lines this morning:
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) December 26, 2016
An electrical fire on West 53rd Street—at an MTA substation— knocked out power to the third rail along the 7th Avenue line. Passengers were stuck on a train and had to be evacuated (more details here). Now, with subways already on a holiday schedule for today's observed Christmas holiday, here's how things are running, according to the MTA:
There is no D or F train service between 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr and W 4 St-Washington Sq in both directions. (Reminder: Today, trains run on a holiday schedule, no B trains running, M Subway trains operate between Delancey St-Essex St and Middle Village-Metropolitan Av.)
There is no service on the E line between World Trade Center and Queens Plaza in both directions.
D trains are running on the A line between 59 St-Columbus Circle and West 4 St-Washington Square, then over the F line between Broadway-Lafayette St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av in both directions.
E trains are running on the R line between Queens Plaza and Whitehall St in both directions.
F trains are running on the R line between Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av and 34 St Herald Square, then over the Q line between 34 St-Herald Square and DeKalb Av, then over the D line between Atlantic Av-Barclays Center and Coney Island-Stillwell Av in both directions.
Shuttle bus service is available between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Island stations.
For Court Square-23 St, take 7 train service instead.
For Lexington Av-53 St and 5 Av-53 St, take E or F trains to Lexington Av-59 St and transfer to the 6 train to nearby 51 St station.
For Lexington Av-63 St, take E and F trains stopping at nearby Lexington Av-59 St.
For 57 St, 7 Av, 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Center and 42 St-Bryant Park, take E trains stopping at nearby N line stations.
For 23 St and 14 St, take E trains stopping at nearby N line stations.
For Grand St station, take Dtrains stopping at nearby East Broadway F station.
As an alternative, for service between Queens and Manhattan, use 7 and N train service.
Expect delays on A, D, E, F, N Subway, Q and R trains.
Update: Service has been restored
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