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1, 2 and 3 Trains Disrupted by Debris at 50th Street, MTA Says

By Aidan Gardiner | September 14, 2017 8:28am | Updated on September 14, 2017 10:02am
 Commuters crowded onto the platform at the 168th Street station.
Commuters crowded onto the platform at the 168th Street station.
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Susie Chester

MANHATTAN — Trains along the 1, 2 and 3 lines were disrupted and delayed throughout Manhattan during the morning rush because of debris on the tracks near the 50th Street station, the MTA said.

Debris just north of the 50th Street station created a "rail condition" at the station and caused spillover delays on the 4 and 5 lines and crowded platforms stretching up and down the borough, according to the authority's website.

At the start of the morning rush, 1 and 3 trains were completely suspended throughout Manhattan while 2s ran on the 5 line, according to the website.

By 9:15 a.m., 1 trains were running again, but going express between 72nd Street and Times Square, the site said. 3 trains were also running again, but with delays, the site said.

Riders should check the MTA's website for details.

MTA officials told Gothamist that the a third rail protection board and debris were "involved" with the "rail condition," but didn't elaborate. MTA officials said they're investigating the incident.

Riders took to social media to gripe about crowded platforms and long delays.

It wasn't immediately clear when regular service would resume.