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J, M Train Service Suspended After Smoke at Essex Street Station

By Nicole Bode | September 7, 2012 3:37pm | Updated on September 7, 2012 5:01pm

NEW YORK CITY – Straphangers are in for delays Friday afternoon on the J and M trains after a smoke condition inside the tunnel between the Essex Street and Bowery stations, MTA officials said.

The smoke problems began shortly before 3 p.m. inside the tunnel, and the passengers on the trains were discharged, MTA officials said.

J train service was suspended in both directions between Marcy Avenue and Chambers Street and M train service was suspended between Essex and Marcy Avenue, officials said.

F train service was not affected.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the smoke, FDNY officials said.

The cause of the smoke was not immediately available.