UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — A track fire is disrupting the Friday evening Metro-North commute again just days after an intense fire beneath the Park Avenue Viaduct in East Harlem caused multiple delays earlier this week.
FDNY is on the scene where there is smoke visible on the tracks at 100 Street and Park Avenue.
The following lines are affected:
Hudson Line Customers
Delays Posted: 05/20/2016 6:32PM
Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Line customers traveling into and out of Grand Central Terminal are currently experiencing delays of up to 35 minutes due to earlier Fire Department activity in the vicinity of Harlem-125th Street and speed restrictions on the Park Avenue Viaduct. Please listen for announcements at your station.
Delays Posted: 05/20/2016 6:12PM
Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Line customers traveling into and out of Grand Central Terminal are currently delayed due to Fire Department activity in the vicinity of Harlem-125th Street. As more information becomes available with will notify you as soon as possible. Please listen for announcements at your station.
The track fire comes just days after a blaze that broke out beneath Metro-North tracks in East Harlem that was sparked by an accidental fuel spill onto a hot generator during re-fueling, fire officials said Wednesday.
The blaze began about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday under the tracks at Park Avenue and E. 118th St. Firefighters extinguished the flames just after 8 p.m.
The Fire Department of New York said the fire at a garden center was caused by fuel that spilled on a hot generator. Fire marshals said the spill happened while the generator was being refueled.
This is a developing story, check back for updates …