Southbound A and C train service was suspended or rerouted in lower Manhattan for several hours Friday morning because of a work train with mechanical problems, the MTA said.
Service changes on the A and C lines were first reported shortly after 5 a.m., and normal service was resuming at about 9 a.m., the agency said. Extensive delays were expected to continue.
The work train was stuck in the Cranberry Tube between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
“The first rescue train is arriving to pull the stalled work train from the tube between Manhattan and Brooklyn,” the MTA tweeted at about 7:50 a.m. “This effort may require two rescue trains because of the weight of the diesel engines and the cars carrying continuous welded rail. We will keep you updated.”
A, C, E, F, and M train service is resuming with extensive delays after we removed a stalled work train from the tube between Manhattan and Brooklyn.— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 3, 2018
It was removed about an hour later.