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N/Q Train Service Stopped Due To Two Broken Rails

ntrain-250x250Jan. 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.

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MTA must be the only job in the city where you can suck at what you do, get paid way too much, and never actually get anything done


As much track work as they do disrupting N/Q service almost EVERY month in Queens and there are STILL broken rails… If I performed my job so poorly I wouldn’t have one…


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