MTA train service resumes after several lines were suspended due to NYPD activity

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Train service has resumed after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) temporarily suspended service for several lines due to police activity on Oct 7.

A spokesperson for the NYPD told amNew York Friday that services were suspended when an individual on the Southbound R train sprayed pepper spray or mace while inside the train. 

Following the disruption 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W train service has resumed in both directions, but delays are still to be expected.

Impacted lines included the N train service which was suspended between Whitehall Street-South Ferry Station and 34 Street-Herald Square station in Manhattan, the Q train service which was suspended between 57 Street-7 Avenue station and Canal Street station in Manhattan, the R train service which was suspended between Lexington Avenue-59 Street station in Manhattan and Jay Street-Metrotech station in Brooklyn, the W train service which was entirely suspended, the 4, 5, and 6 train service which was suspended between Grand Central-42 Street station in Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station in Brooklyn and the L train service which was suspended between 8 Avenue station and 1 Avenue station in Manhattan. The last stop on Manhattan bound L Train service is Bedford Avenue station in Brooklyn.

MTA Spokesperson Michael Cortez released a statement following the incident to update New Yorkers.

“Following a short suspension of service on lines serving Union Square due to FDNY and NYPD response at that station, regular service has resumed,” said Cortez on Friday. “The cause of the incident leading to that response appears isolated.”

For more information, please visit www.mta.info

Last updated 10/7/2022 12:23 pm