Track fire on No. 7 line leaves thousands of Home Run Derby fans, commuters stranded

Posted at 8:34 AM, Jul 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-16 08:34:01-04

(PIX11) – About 40,000 baseball fans trying to leave Citi Field after the home run derby were left stranded on the 7 train!

Investigators say a track fire near the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza station caused the frustrating service outage about 10:30 Monday night.

They say it was sparked by an electrical issue.

Trains were shut down in both directions east of the 74th Street-Broadway station.

They were back on track just before midnight.