Switch, Signal Problems Muck Up Commute on Several Lines

Switch problems, track maintenance, power and signal problems are mucking up Monday morning’s commute for straphangers and train riders.

Eastbound trains on Metro-North's New Haven Line are skipping East Norwalk, Westport and Greens Farms due to power problems, the rail line said, with delays for customers at other points on the line. On the Danbury Branch, northbound service had delays of 30 minutes due to circuit problems at Wilton.

Metro-North has largely been spared many of the problems that have affected other rail systems in the region of late. 

On the subways, at least nine lines were experiencing delays or service changes due to a variety of issues. 

There was no A train service for about 45 minutes in both directions between Far Rockaway and Broad Channel because of the switch problems. The MTA said just before 6 a.m. service had resumed, but with delays.

Southbound B and D trains are running with delays due to signal problems at Kingsbridge Road, the MTA said. 

Northbound 1 trains are also running with delays due to seperate signal problems at 125th Street.

Southbound 2 and 5 trains were running with delays, due to switch problems at Nereid Avenue, while northbound 2 and 3 trains had delays due to a problem at 96th Street. 

N trains in both directions are running on the D line between Coney Island and 36th Street in Brooklyn because of track maintenance between 8th Avenue and 86th Street. Free shuttle bus service is being offered to help commuters on the N line affected by the service change. They will stop at 36 Street, 62 Street and Coney Island. The change caused delays on the D and W as well. 

The 6 was also experiencing delays due to a train with mechanical problems at Longwood Avenue. 

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