Subway track fire disrupts morning commute

A trash fire on subway tracks in Harlem resulted in major delays on some subway lines during the morning rush-hour Monday.

Emergency medical technicians evaluated passengers who complained of smoke inhalation. Some were taken for hospital examinations, but no serious injuries were reported.

The fire started around 7:30 a.m. at 145th St. and St. Nicholas Ave.  Normal service on the A, B, C, and D lines resumed about two hours later.

It's among a series of challenges that transit users have been facing while getting to, from and around New York City.

Last week, an infrastructure project began at Penn Station, where suburban lines converge with the subway and Amtrak.

So far, there have been few reports of widespread problems related to the project. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has eased off his initial prediction of a "summer of hell."


With the Associated Press