What to expect on your evening commute after today's subway power outage in Midtown
Delays are expected, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation into the failure.
Update, 4:25 p.m.: Service has resumed on the B, C, D, E, F and M train lines after this morning’s Con Ed power outage at the 7th Avenue subway station in Midtown — but New Yorkers can expect delays on their evening commute.
E, B and D trains will bypass 7th Avenue-53rd Street in both directions, the MTA said.
Additional information about ongoing service changes due to an earlier Con Ed loss of power. pic.twitter.com/FddPAK26Sm— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) April 21, 2017
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The outage, which began just before 7:30 a.m., disrupted service all over the city, and resulted in a mob scene as many New Yorkers were left stranded in subway stations.
The outage led to loss of signals, escalators, communictaions and station lighting.
The disruption was so massive that Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the New York State Department of Public Service and the MTA to immediately investigate Con Ed’s equipment failure.
"This was completely unacceptable,” Cuomo said in a statement Friday afternoon. “The New York City subway system is the lifeblood of the city and a critical means of transportation for millions of people … our investigation will address all aspects of today’s events to get to the bottom of what happened.”
With several train derailments at major hubs in recent weeks, with the most recent on Tuesday, what happened this morning seems to be just another day in the life of a commuter in New York City.
Original post: A power outage at the 7th Avenue subway station in Midtown caused a slew of delays and service changes during Friday’s morning rush-hour commute.
The outage began just before 7:30 a.m. at the 7th Avenue-53rd Street station, and Con Ed is currently on the scene and have brought in temporary generators, according to the MTA.
Temporary generators have been brought in at 7 Av-53 St. pic.twitter.com/7mAuaL48La— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) April 21, 2017
Commuters can expect delays and service changes on the A, B, C, D, E, F, J, M, N, Q and R train lines.
We're on scene at 7 Av-53 St investigating a Con Ed loss of power impacting service on E, B, D and F trains. pic.twitter.com/zNYDRNYxPK— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) April 21, 2017
Updated: See below, service changes and delays due to the Con Ed Power loss at 7 Av-53 St. pic.twitter.com/K1SkVK3asD— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) April 21, 2017
As of 10:37 a.m., according to the MTA, all B and C service is suspended, and A trains will make local stops in both directions.
Some D trains will run on the A line between West 4th Street-Washington Square and Jay Street-MetroTech as well as via the F line to Coney Island-Sitwell Avenue.
Northbound D trains may terminate at 34th Street-Herald Square.
E trains are running on the F line between West 4th Street and Jackson Heights-Roosevelt in both directions.
Some F trains will run on the E line between Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Plaza then operate on the G line to Bergen Street.
There is no M service in either direction between Essex Street and Forest Hills-71st Avenue
Some Broad Street-bound J and southbound M trains are terminating at Myrtle Avenue or Marcy Avenue.
Queens commuters are encouraged to use R or 7 trains to and from Manhattan.
The Long Island Rail Road will cross-honor at Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue, Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike, Forest Hills-71st Avenue Av, 61st Street-Woodside and 34th Street-Penn Station.
A loss of Con Edison power in the area of 53rd St. has caused a suspension of service on the B/D/E lines in the area of 7 Av. pic.twitter.com/IngVb9QtaT— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) April 21, 2017