New York City

Subway Power Outage Delays Trains in Brooklyn

What to Know

  • Video of subway riders desperately trying to get out of a sweltering, powerless F train Monday evening has gone viral
  • The riders were stuck in a tunnel inside the car without air conditioning or lights for about 45 minutes
  • Transit sources there were no injuries and the MTA is investigating

The MTA says A, C and F subway trains are running with delays in both directions because of an investigation at the Jay Street-Metro Tech station.

The MTA didn't immediately say what the investigation was.

One subway rider tweeted that he was stuck on a train halfway into the Fulton Street station because of a power outage.

"They are manually exiting people from the train because all letter trains are experiecing a power outage," he tweeted. "The train conductor said that the train completely lost power in the tunnel but was able to slide partway into the station because of its weight."

A power outage to an F train near Manhattan's Broadway-Lafayette station created a nightmare during the evening rush on Monday when riders got trapped in a dark, steamy train inside a tunnel for 45 minutes. 

Desperate straphangers stuck for nearly an hour in a powerless subway car with no air conditioning tried to break out of an F train at Manhattan’s Broadway-Lafayette station Monday evening. Lori Bordonaro reports.
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