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L Train Has 'Extensive Delays' After Service Suspension, MTA Says

By  Serena Dai and Aidan Gardiner | July 25, 2014 8:08am | Updated on July 25, 2014 8:25am

 The L train faced "extensive delays" Friday morning after a service suspension.
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BROOKLYN — The L train faced "extensive delays" after it was briefly suspended between Brooklyn and Manhattan Friday morning because of signal problems throughout the entire line, the MTA said.

The train was suspended between Eighth Avenue in Manhattan and Broadway Junction in Brooklyn, according to an MTA service announcement sent out at 7:37 a.m.

Service resumed about 8:14 a.m., but the MTA told riders to expect "extensive delays."

The MTA could not immediately be reached for comment.

Commuters could also take the M14 bus or switch to the A, C or J lines as an alternative route, the MTA said.

Straphangers packed into the DeKalb Avenue station Friday morning vented about the snarled subway. 

"What can I say? Improve it," said, Madeline Rivera, 59, who was on her way to a cardiologist appointment and was "definitely" worried about being late. "This happens all the time."