MANHATTAN — Afternoon commuters continue to face subway delays on the 1, 2, and 3 lines between Chambers Street and 96th Avenue after signal problems suspended service Tuesday morning, an MTA spokeswoman said.
Local service to the 1, 2 and 3 lines was restored about 11:45 a.m. but there were still residual delays about 1 p.m. The MTA advised people to take the A, B, C, and D lines instead.
The signal issues started at 10:19 a.m. in the signal room at Time Square, the spokeswoman said. The MTA shut down 1 train and 3 train service from Chambers Street to 96th Street and rerouted 2 trains onto the 5 line from East 149th Street in The Bronx to Nevins Street in Brooklyn, the MTA said.
Crews had yet to figure out what caused the signal problems and couldn't give an estimate for when express service would be restored, an MTA spokeswoman added.