Subway Track Fire Disrupts 1 Train Service in Upper Manhattan

By Julie Shapiro on May 21, 2012 9:30pm 

A track fire broke out May 21, 2012 in the 181st Street 1 train station, shown here in 2009.
A track fire broke out May 21, 2012 in the 181st Street 1 train station, shown here in 2009.
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UPPER MANHATTAN — A subway track fire that broke out Monday evening briefly disrupted service on the 1 train in Upper Manhattan, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

The fire on the northbound tracks at the West 181st Street station broke out just before 9 p.m., the MTA and FDNY said. Workers shut down power to the third rail, the FDNY said.

The MTA briefly halted 1 train service in much of Upper Manhattan, but the fire was quickly put out and regular service resumed about 9:20 p.m., the MTA said.

The MTA advised straphangers to expect delays along the 1 line.

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