1 Train Service Delayed Because of Sick Straphanger at 96th St., MTA Says

By Ben Fractenberg on February 7, 2013 11:57am 

 There were delays on the 1 Train from Times Square to 96th Street Thursday morning.
There were delays on the 1 Train from Times Square to 96th Street Thursday morning.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — Subway service was delayed on the Upper West Side Thursday afternoon after a passenger became sick on a 1 train at the 96th Street station, the MTA said.

Service was disrupted at 11:35 p.m. after the unidentified straphanger fell ill, officials said.

The person's condition was not immediately known.

Northbound 1 trains were running express from Times Square to 96th Street, according to the MTA.

Riders also said there were delays on southbound 1 trains, too, from 137th Street to 96th.

Express 2 and 3 trains were not affected, the MTA said.

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