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.
.@MTA There are various delays/disruptions on the A/C/D/E/F/N/Q/R lines throughout NYC. For detailed info/updates: https://t.co/ENIxXVnNZ4— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) December 26, 2016
As of 10:07 AM, the MTA reports that F Train service has resumed in both directionsNo Roosevelt Island F train service due to 3rd rail power loss at 7th ave says Mta. https://t.co/czRznuwskF— Roosevelt Islander (@Rooseveltisland) December 26, 2016
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....