MANHATTAN — A large portion of the New York City subway system was finally returning to normal service Friday evening after screeching to a halt during the rush hour when six subway lines were suspended for over an hour and multiple trains were stopped between stations.
.@NYCTSubway Following a prior service disruption, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and S, Grand Central Shuttle train service has resumed in both directions. Expect residual delays. Multilingual and ASL Link: t.co/z8HSJdAdRs. t.co/MkNH5lHsAw
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) July 19, 2019
Thousands of passengers were stuck on platforms and in trains on one of the hottest days of the year in the second major infrastructure failure in New York in less than a week, following a Con Edison-related power outage on Manhattan’s West Side last weekend.
#BREAKING UPDATE: @NYPDTransit is clearing stations, where temps are north of 120 degrees. When asked what is causing this, @NYCTSubway had no answers for us. #abc7ny #heatwave pic.twitter.com/B4GPxq03ij
— Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) July 19, 2019