Broken Rail at Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street Station Snarls M, R Trains

By Amy Zimmer on February 6, 2012 4:16pm | Updated on February 6, 2012 4:55pm

Confused straphangers at the Elmhurst Avenue station had to figure out alternative routes because of a broken rail affecting Manhattan-bound R and M service in Queens.
Confused straphangers at the Elmhurst Avenue station had to figure out alternative routes because of a broken rail affecting Manhattan-bound R and M service in Queens.
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QUEENS — A broken rail at the Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street subway station in Jackson Heights just before 4 p.m. Monday was diverting Manhattan-bound R and M trains onto the express tracks, MTA officials said.

The problem at the Queens transit hub occurred shortly before the evening rush and left many residents scrambling for alternative routes.

The MTA did not immediately have information about the cause.

The trains resumed normal service just before 5 p.m.

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