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A, B, C, D Train Service Affected by Track Fire at 125th Street Station, Officials Say

AMNY - July 17, 2017

by Nicole Brown

Train service was restored Monday morning more than two hours after a track fire at the 145th Street station in Harlem shut down C and B trains and partially suspended A and D trains, the MTA and FDNY said.

Trash on the southbound A train tracks caught fire at about 7:25 a.m., an FDNY spokeswoman said. Passengers had to evacuate nearby trains and nine people were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries, officials said.

Service resumed with extensive delays on A, B, C and D trains at about 9:50 a.m., the MTA said.

One commuter posted a video on Twitter of his southbound A train being evacuated between 163rd and 155th streets due to the fire. It was not immediately clear how many other trains were evacuated.

Other straphangers shared images of crowding at stations during the service changes.

The track fire occurred on the same line as the June derailment at 125th Street that injured dozens.