No. 7 subway service suspended again between Queens, Manhattan amid signal fixes

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NEW YORK — After restoring limited service temporarily, No. 7 subway service was again suspended between Queens and Manhattan Tuesday morning, the second time the line saw a similar disruption in the same morning.

While the line was originally suspended between Hunters Point Avenue and Grand Central early Tuesday, the suspension just after 11 a.m. was between the Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave. and Times Square-42nd St. stations.

According to the transit agency, a signal malfunction near the Grand Central-42nd Street station was the cause of the major service interruption.

The MTA said the 7 line was running in two sections: One between Flushing-Main St. and Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave., with some trains ending at Queensboro Plaza or 61st St.-Woodside.

The other section was limited shuttle service between 34th St.-Hudson Yards and Times Square-42nd St.

Riders were advised to expect major delays in both directions.

No. 7 express service continued to be completely suspended.

Alternate routes

For service between Queens and Manhattan, riders were advised to take the E, F, M, N, R or W lines. Transfer points include E, F, M and R trains at the 74th Street-Broadway station, N and W service at the Queensboro Plaza station, F and M trains at the 5th Avenue station, and E, N, R, and W trains at Times Square-42nd Street in Manhattan.

The Long Island Rail Road was also allowing MetroCard and OMNY users to board at no additional cost at the Main Street, Woodside and Penn Station stops, the MTA said.

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