Hundreds of agitated, sweaty NY subway goers squeezed into narrow hallways, stairways and turnstiles unable to even get to the platform since five lines stopped service from a fire at 145th Street.
There will be no D trains between Columbus Circle and Yankee Stadium.
Video posted to social media showed fire trucks at virtually every corner of the intersection near St. Nicholas Avenue and West 145th Street.
Firefighters had extinguished the blaze by 9:15 a.m. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shut down the A and C lines at first, but by 8:30 a.m., B trains became suspended in both directions and D trains stopped running north of 125th Street.
And B and C train service will end early each night.
The MTA has also ordered three vacuum trains created to collect and clear garbage.
As a result of today’s fire, there is now no A train service between 125th Street and Inwood-207th in both directions.
Additionally, A trains were not running between 125th Street and Inwood-207th Street, and D trains were not running between 125th Street and Norwood-205th Street, the agency said. There is no C train service between Euclid Avenue and 168th Street in both directions. “As an alternative, customers were sent redirected to the 1 line which experienced heavy volume”.
Service resumed after about an hour, around 7:45 a.m., with delays of up to an hour both ways.