The 34th Street Penn Station subway stop was evacuated after a nearby manhole fire Wednesday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/BotMultichill
Around 75 people were evacuated from the subway and nearby buildings after elevated carbon monoxide levels were detected at a Midtown train station Wednesday.
Smoke from a manhole fire near Penn Station caused the elevated levels at the 34th Street station, authorites said.
No injuries were immediately reported.
The fire department said around 25 people were evacuated from two Seventh Avenue buildings after the transformer fire, which began just before noon. Roughly 50 people were evacuated from the 1, 2, 3 Penn Station stop.
Those trains bypassed the station for at least an hour after the fire, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. As of 2:10 p.m., 1 trains were running with delays.
The cause of the ConEd transformer fire is under investigation, a spokeswoman said.