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A, C train service resumes after work train is removed from Cranberry Tube, MTA says

Southbound A and C trains resumed service in lower Manhattan after a suspension Friday morning, the MTA said. Photo Credit: Samantha Wieder

The suspension was due to a work train with mechanical problems, the MTA said.

Southbound A and C trains resumed service in lower Manhattan after a suspension Friday morning, the MTA said.
Southbound A and C trains resumed service in lower Manhattan after a suspension Friday morning, the MTA said. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

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.”

It was removed about an hour later.

Nicole Brown