Subway Track Fire Stymies Train Service in Manhattan, Queens

Service on the No. 7 subway line has resumed between Times Square-42nd Street and Hunters Point Avenue in Queens following intermittent suspensions caused by a track fire in the tunnel leading to Grand Central Station, the MTA says.

Service was suspended for a time between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza while firefighters doused the flames. It was then restored on a partial basis before the MTA shut it down again because lingering smoke in the tunnel was causing visibility problems.

Some No. 7 trains were terminating service early at one point, but the MTA said regular service resumed shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The MTA said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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