B Train Suspended Just Before Rush Hour, MTA Says

By Shayna Jacobs on December 29, 2010 3:45pm 

The B train, which makes a midtown stop at Rockefellar Center, was suspended at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
The B train, which makes a midtown stop at Rockefellar Center, was suspended at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
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By Shayna Jacobs

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

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.

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