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Staten Island Railway Service Suspended Due to Fire, Officials Say

By Dusica Malesevic | November 7, 2016 6:27pm | Updated on November 7, 2016 10:25pm

STATEN ISLAND  —  Service was suspended on the Staten Island Railway in both directions Monday evening due to an equipment fire at a Con Edison substation, according to FDNY and Con Edison.

There were no reported injuries, a FDNY spokesman said, and the department asked that service be suspended on the railway.

Equipment on a pole caught on fire at the substation at 2039 Railroad Ave., said Con Edison spokesman Sidney Alvarez. Due to the fire, 711 customers lost service at 4:36 p.m., Alvarez said. All but 39 customers had their service restored a little before 5 p.m., he said.

Con Edison was still investigating the cause of the fire, according to Alvarez.

The area affected by the outages was Hopkins Avenue to the north, Spratt Avenue to the south, Twombly Avenue to the east and South Avenue to the west, Alvarez said.

Service on the Staten Island Railway resumed with residual delays by about 7:40 p.m., MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said.