Subways resume after ‘unauthorized person’ on tracks in Manhattan prompts cancellations

NEW YORK — Several subway lines were temporarily stopped during Monday’s morning rush-hour commute because of an “unauthorized person on the tracks,” according to the MTA.

Although the situation has been resolved, delays persist on multiple lines.

The person was spotted place between Chambers St and Times Sq-42 St., forcing Nos. 1, 2 and 3 trains to stop running in both directions, according to the MTA.

Power was shut off in the area so the “unauthorized person” would not be injured, MTA officials said.

That person was apprehended by 8:23 a.m. Crews then worked to restore third-rail power.

Nos. 1, 2 and 3 trains all resumed service by 8:32 a.m., according to the MTA.

Delays continued, however, for Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains because of an “intermittent network communication issue,” according to the MTA.

“We’ve rebooted the system and are continuing to closely monitor service as we work to clear congestion,” the MTA stated on its website shortly before 10 a.m.

The delays lasted several hours, but ended before the afternoon rush-hour commute.