Water Main Break, Track Fire Causes MTA Delays
The B, A, and C trains are either suspended or experiencing delays.
Friday, Aug 12, 2011 Updated at 8:06 PM EST
A water main break uptown and a track fire in Brooklyn are causing havoc across a large portion of the subway system Friday night.
A water main break near 145th Street in Manhattan has caused flooding that is affecting multiple subway lines. A track fire at West 8th-Street New York Aquarium station in Coney Island has snarled train traffic on the B, F and Q lines.
Because of the fire, the F train is terminating at the Kings Highway station. And there is no B train service in both directions between Stillwell Aeenue and the Bedford Park Boulevard Station.
Before the fire, the water main problem caused the B train to be suspended in both directions between the 145th Street station and DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn. Riders can take the N, Q, and R trains to DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn; the D train is also running, but with delays.
The A and C trains are running on the local track between the 145th Street station and 168th Street station.
Expect delays in train service at this time, and check the MTA website
to plan alternate routes.