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N and W service was down between Astoria and Manhattan for an hour this morning, MTA reports

May 19, 2017 Staff Report

Riders of the N and W trains faced heavy delays this morning as a result of mechanical problems at the Lexington Avenue-59th Street station, according to the MTA.

Service was down between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd  and 57 St-7 Ave in both directions from about 8:30am until 9:45 am.

Manhattan-bound R trains were also running on the F line from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to Lexingtoan Av-63 St. with delays.

The disruption came the morning after evening rush-hour service was down for about an hour after a man was critically injured at the Broadway station after being struck by a train.

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The numerous annoying announcements I heard throughout that hour + that I was standing stuck on the train this morning said that it was due to signal problems in the tunnel. This is the most common excuse they use for these regular weekly disruptions. What’s the real story? There is not a week that goes by without at least one of these heavy delays.


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