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Possible Track Fire Disrupts R and W Trains in Manhattan, Officials Say

MANHATTAN — A possible track fire in Midtown disrupted R and W trains throughout Manhattan Friday morning, officials said.

Firefighters were responding to a reported smoke condition in the 34th Street-Herald Square station about 8:24 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

Trains could be seen stalled between stops along the tracks between the 28th and 34th street stations, and the smell of smoke was heavy in the Herald Square station around 8:45 a.m.

The MTA said the 28th Street station was the affected stop.

There were no immediate injuries, an FDNY spokesman said. 

R and W trains had been running express from Canal Street to 57th Street, but all lines had resumed regular service as of about 9:10 a.m.

Meanwhile, service on the 2, 4 and 5 lines was briefly disrupted because of a "hanging sign" in Union Square. MTA officials didn't immediately provide further details.

Check the MTA's website for updates.