Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens affected by subway delays — MTA confirms

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has confirmed that several trains were delayed in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens during rush hour Monday morning.

As of 10:30 a.m., F and G trains were running with “extensive delays” in both directions, but both trains were making regular stops in Brooklyn, the agency said.

Earlier in the day, F train service was suspended in both directions between Coney Island and the 2nd Avenue station in Manhattan, and G train service was suspended between the Bedford-Nostrand Avenues station and the Church Avenue station, according to the MTA.

Service was restored to the Smith-Ninth Streets station in Brooklyn on both lines at around 9:20 a.m. Limited northbound F service, and southbound F service to Church Avenue, was restored around 9:50 a.m.

According to the MTA, the service issues are due to a “loss of power” causing signal problems at Church Avenue.

In Manhattan, 4, 5 and 6 trains were held, and then ran with “extensive delays” in both directions, after a train struck a person at Grand Central Terminal, the MTA said.

Police said a 40-year old man was struck by a southbound train on the tracks at the Grand Central station and was transported to Bellevue Hospital with a leg injury. He is expected to survive his injuries, according to police.

There are still delays on the 6 line in both directions as of 10:05 a.m., the MTA said.

In Queens, meanwhile, fewer Manhattan-bound E, F, M and R trains operated during the morning rush – and the ones that did operated at “slower speeds” – due to a signal problem near the 67th Avenue station, the MTA said.

“Our crews have investigated the signal problem at 67 Av and cannot fix the issue at this time,” the agency tweeted at 8:10 a.m.

“To help keep trains moving during the rush hour, our crews are pausing their investigation and leaving the tracks.”

E and F trains express trains were moving at “regular speeds” as of 9:45 a.m., but M and R trains were still moving at slower speeds as they passed through the 67th Avenue station, according to the MTA.

“Longer waits between trains in both directions” were expected, the agency said.

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