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Monday, December 26, 2016

Electrical Substation Fire And 3rd Rail Power Loss At 7th Avenue Causes Extensive Subway Delays And Service Disruptions Today Including Roosevelt Island F Train Service Says MTA - 1200 Passengers Evacuated Safely Last Night

Earlier this morning, there were extensive delays, disruptions and subway service changes including no F train service at the

Roosevelt Island station.
As of 10:07 AM, the MTA reports that F Train service has resumed in both directions

with extensive delays.

CBS New York reports what happened:
... Con Edison told CBS2 the outages started after a fire was reported at an electrical substation on 53rd Street near 7th Avenue, shutting down the third rail shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday night. According to Cod Edison, there were 50 percent gas readings in the area at that time, causing risk for an explosion....