Smoke Floods Multiple Cars During Subway Ride

NY Post - February 08, 2018

by Danielle Furfaro and Tina Moore

Smoke filled several subway cars traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon, according to riders and photos.

The conductor on one train informed passengers they were going to pass though it, and cautioned them not to open any doors or windows.

“Conductor said it was too bad they had to drive through it,” tweeted Samuel Oakford. “Thankfully they were able to but the car filled with acrid smoke. I didn’t think the NYC subway could get any worse…”

The Joralemon Tunnel on the 4/5 line filled with smoke just before 1 p.m. Thursday because of a fire at a subway control building, said MTA officials.

Con Ed officials were responding, city fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.

There was no service between the Brooklyn Bridge station in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. The 4 and 5 trains were running on the 2/3 line, officials said.