B and C Trains Suspended Amid 145th Street Track Fire, Officials Say

Pablo Tucker
July 17, 2017

There is no train service between 125 St and Inwood-207 St in both directions.

An FDNY spokesperson reported that trash on the train tracks caught fire at about 7:25 a.m. Riders from Brooklyn to Manhattan were inconvenienced during their morning commute.

Instagrammer "cocolurane" shared a similar photo, with the huge crowd waiting for the train appearing to be about seven or eight people deep on the platform.


Power was cut from a southbound train and riders were stuck aboard the train as a result of the smoky tunnel.

There is no D Subway trains service between 125 St and Norwood-205 St in both directions. Twitter user Tamara Hansson said she and several hundred other commuters had to get off their train and walk to the No. 1 train on 145th as authorities investigated. The fire occurred the second week the MTA planned to conduct FASTRACK repairs on the A, C, B and D lines.

B train service was suspended between Bedford Park Boulevard and Brighton Beach in both directions.


Read: MTA Subway Fare Increase 2017: How Much Do MetroCards Cost Now? Nine people sustained non-critical injuries and were transported to local hospitals, according to the FDNY.

Monday's incident is the latest in a series of challenges commuters have been facing in recent weeks while trying to get around the Big Apple.


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