MANHATTAN — Nine people were injured when an hours-long track fire in Sugar Hill suspended two train lines, delayed several more and jammed up trains and platforms Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.
The fire broke out near St. Nicholas Avenue about 7:24 a.m. and raged until about 9:25 a.m. when it was finally brought under control, FDNY officials said.
FDNYalerts MAN ALL HANDS 145 ST, (IND-A-B-C-D) TRACK FIRE, UNDER CONTROL— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) July 17, 2017
Nine people were treated for "non-critical injuries" at area hospitals, an FDNY spokeswoman said. She didn't have further details.
B and C trains were suspended in both directions, but restored by 10 a.m. with "extensive delays," according to the MTA website.
Riders should check the MTA's website for service updates.
Annoyed commuters took to social media to gripe about crowded platforms, trains so packed with passengers that others couldn't board and hours-long commutes.
A train suspended due to track fire. No. 1 station so crowded we can't even get to platform. pic.twitter.com/zS0tJAO92D— Emma G. Fitzsimmons (@emmagf) July 17, 2017
The MTA gotta stop charging people at this point. pic.twitter.com/YUEuTYKQOY— LEGEND (@ChriStylezz) July 17, 2017
Waits for the 1 train upwards of 45 mins pic.twitter.com/2b9A5GeZuS— Dave George (@davidgeorge265) July 17, 2017
SIXTH TRAIN at this station with NO ROOM for passengers. pic.twitter.com/U4YPZ7iv4r— Michael McWatters (@mmcwatters) July 17, 2017