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Cat on the Tracks Disrupts Morning Commute on C Train, MTA Says

By Aidan Gardiner | August 14, 2017 9:20am

BROOKLYN — Delays on the C train were brought to you this morning by a cat on the tracks, officials said.

A feline scrambled onto the tracks at the Rockaway Avenue station in Bed-Stuy about 7:30 a.m., prompting the MTA to run C trains express from Broadway Junction to Utica Avenue, officials said.

Regular service resumed about 30 minutes later with some delays, the MTA said.

Chairman Joe Lhota resumed his position as MTA head in June, having left the post in 2013 to pursue a failed mayoral bid.

But during his previous tenure, Lhota famously said in 2013 that trains should've kept running when some kittens were spotted frolicking on the tracks.

"Lhota would have let kittens get run over," the New York Post said in a provocative headline at the time.