Power Loss in Brooklyn Delays Subway Lines: MTA

A power loss in Brooklyn on Sunday delayed several power lines and several straphangers reported being stuck on trains, some for up to 25 minutes.

The MTA reported delays on several lines due to a power loss at DeKalb Avenue. Delays were reported on the D, N, R and Q lines in both directions. Some trains weren't running between Manhattan and Brooklyn, northbound Q trains were terminating at Prospect Park.  

Train service had resumed with extensive delays by 3 p.m., about two and a half hours after the power outage. 

Nikki Massoud said she was stuck on a packed Q train just before the bridge between the Dekalb Avenue and Canal Street stations.

"After 45 minutes they finally just took us back to DeKalb and let us off the train," she said.

Juan Gonzalez said he was stuck on a subway train for 25 minutes and still wasn't moving. The conductor said it was due to the power outage, he said. 

At the Atlantic Avenue station, the platform for the Q train was packed Sunday afternoon and an announcement said trains weren't running because of the power loss. 

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