Jan. 5, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge
Service on the N/Q line is not running between Manhattan and Queens after the MTA found two broken rails on the tracks this afternoon, according to the MTA.
MTA Spokesperson Marisa Baldeo said that the broken rails were found on the Manhattan-bound tracks during a maintenance check just before 3 p.m. One was found near 5th Ave-59th St and the other was found near Queensboro Plaza.
As a result, N service was halted between 57 St-7 Ave and Astoria-Ditmars Blvd in both directions, and Q service was halted between Times Square-42 St and Astoria-Ditmars Blvd in both directions, according to an MTA advisory.
N trains are running on the R tracks between Manhattan and Brooklyn, and southbound R trains are running on the F tracks from 36th Street to West 4th Street in Manhattan.
Shuttle trains are running between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Boulevard.
Today’s N/Q shutdown follows a halt in 7 train service during the morning rush yesterday, also caused by rail conditions.