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7 train delays between Queens and Manhattan after track fire

Passengers wait on the 7 train platform in

Passengers wait on the 7 train platform in Jackson Heights. Photo Credit: Twitter / JHJournal

Queens residents, buckle up for another rough commute.

The 7 train resumed with delays just after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, about 90 minutes after being suspended in both directions between Queens and Manhattan.

The FDNY said they had responded to a call of the track fire just before 8 a.m., and they were still on scene at 9 a.m. While no cause for the fire has been determined yet, the MTA said these typs of third rail fires are usually caused by salty snow melt getting on the tracks. AKA, the typical lovely NYC winter.

The MTA had urged passengers to take the E, F, N, Q or R trains between Times Square-42nd St. and Hunters Point Ave.

Thursday's delays come on the heels of another bad day for Queens residents: The N/Q trains were suspended Wednesday between Queens and Manhattan due to a track fire.


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