NEW YORK — A pipe bomb explosion at a below-ground tunnel near the Port Authority affected several subway lines, bus routes and NJ Transit lines during Monday's morning rush hour.
The explosion occurred at West 42th Street and Eighth Avenue in an underground tunnel that connects the Times Square shuttle and the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 subway lines. Four people suffered minor injuries, and the suspected bomber was also injured and detained.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal was temporarily closed after the blast, but has been reopened. Entrances on Eighth Street are also open after being closed for more than four hours.
Greyhound and Airport service remains suspended out of Port Authority.
The Midtown Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel Exclusive Bus Lanes and West Side Highway have all reopened.
The following subway changes are confirmed by the MTA as of 4 p.m.:
- A, C and E trains have resumed making station stops at 42 St/Port Authority-Bus Terminal with delays
- Customers will need to exit the station to transfer to Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 7 lines as well as the N, Q, R and W trains at Times Square
The following bus changes are confirmed by the MTA as of 4 p.m.
Theses lines are running with delays because of NYPD activity at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue: BXM1, BXM2, BXM3, BXM4, BXM6, BXM7, BXM8, BXM9, BXM10, BXM11, and BXM18
NJ Transit lines are affected in the following ways:
Bus service traveling to and from Port Authority has resumed with delays.
The Exclusive Bus Lane(XBL) has reopened after briefly being closed.