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Several trains delayed, some due to signal problems, MTA says

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Posted at 8:33 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 20:41:44-04

NEW YORK CITY — Several subway lines are experiencing delays, according to the MTA, though the agency did not make any connection to Tropical Storm Isaias damage or cleanup.

Signal problems are affecting the J and M trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

"J and M service is severely delayed in both directions between Manhattan and Brooklyn because of a signal problem at Delancey Street - Essex Street," the the city's emergency management department said in a tweet.

Many trains are being re-routed, they said.

  • Some Metropolitan Avenue-bound M trains will end at Second Avenue on the F line, then turn around for service back towards Forest Hills - 71 Avenue.
  • Some Forest Hills-bound M trains will end at Delancey Street - Essex Street, then will turn around for service back towards Middle Village - Metropolitan Avenue.
  • Broad Street-bound J trains will end at Delancey Street - Essex Street, then will turn back around for service back towards Jamaica Center - Parsons/Archer.

In Lower Manhattan, consider nearby No. 4, No. 5, R or W train service, officials said.

If you're traveling between Brooklyn and Manhattan, consider taking A, C, L, No. 3 or No. 4 trains, officials said, though No. 4 trains were also experiencing delays in the Bronx.

Expect longer wait times in both directions.

No. 4 train service was suspended between 149th Street - Grand Concourse and Woodlawn while first responders worked to remove a person on the tracks at 161th Street - Yankee Stadium.

No. 4 train service has resumed, though residual delays are to be expected.

In addition, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 trains are also experiencing delays at various stations.