Subway service restored after signal power outage in Queens

A loss of power to the subway signaling system caused havoc on several lines in Queens on Monday afternoon.

MTA NYC Transit said E, F, M, and R trains are back up and running along Queens Boulevard Monday evening. Earlier, a loss of power in the signal system led to a service outage.

"Because of the duration of the incident, it'll take some time for service to get back to normal," the MTA said. "Please consider taking a 7 or NW train, or the other alternatives below, if possible; otherwise, please plan extra time for your trip."

The Long Island Rail Road is cross-honoring OMNY and MetroCard users at Penn Station, Woodside, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, and Jamaica, according to the MTA.

For a full list of alternatives, see


  • R W trains are delayed and/or re-routed in both directions while we troubleshoot a malfunctioning switch north of Whitehall St-South Ferry
  • Uptown R trains are running on the Q line from DeKalb Av to Canal St. For service to/from bypassed stations, take a southbound train.
  • Some downtown R trains are running on the Q line from Canal St to DeKalb Av.
  • W train service has ended early for the evening.