B Train Suspended Just Before Rush Hour, MTA Says
By Kiratiana Freelon on December 29, 2010 3:45pm
By Shayna Jacobs
MANHATTAN — The B train has been was suspended in both directions because of a cable problem at a stop in Brooklyn at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the MTA.
The B train line, which begins in the Bronx and runs down Manhattan's west side and into Brooklyn, will be replaced by the 2 train which will run on the D train line to Coney Island to add service to the line.
It was still out of service as of about 3:30 p.m. just before the beginning of the city's rush hour.
A spokesperson for the MTA did not know when B train service would resume or the exact nature of the technical problem that arose at the Sheepshead Bay stop.
The Franklin Avenue shuttle in Brooklyn and the N train in Brooklyn are also still without power due to this week's blizzard, the spokesperson said.