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.
Another day, another hour of subway delays spent listening to Lindsay Lohan. @MTA bittersweet I guess— claire (@dinodood515) September 14, 2017
@MTA is the ex-girlfriend you never want to see again but you have to cuz you work together— Hill (@AlexHilll) September 14, 2017
It's always something going on with you... get your life together @MTA— SEMIpeaceful Warrior (@uhleeuh__) September 14, 2017
@MTA You suck.— Sean Sweeney (@sweenbean307) September 14, 2017
There's no reason I'm still in The Bronx at 9:00am, when I get on the train at 7:20. I'm suing y'all if I get fired @MTA.— RawrSavvy (@Chrissadonna) September 14, 2017
*stream of the most disgusting profanity you ever heard* @MTA— Dave Bledsoe (@TheHell_Podcast) September 14, 2017
It wasn't immediately clear when regular service would resume.