The MTA has posted a service alert for train service in the Bronx. Here is the service alert:
Due to a police investigation at the Hunts Point Avenue Station, Brooklyn Bridge-bound trains are running express from the Parkchester Station to the 3rd Avenue-138th Street Station.
Stations being bypassed: St. Lawrence Avenue, Morrison-Soundview Avenues, Elder Avenue, Whitlock Avenue, Longwood Avenue, E 149th Street, E 143rd Street-St.Mary’s St, Cypress Avenue, Hunts Point Avenue and Brook Avenue.
For service from the bypassed stations, customers are advised to take the Pelham-bound trains to the Parkchester Station and then take a Brooklyn-Bridge-bound 6 train.
Please expect delays in service on the trains at this time.
The investigation taking place has to do with a gas leak that occurred at Hunts Point Avenue. The site does not state this as of yet but Pelham Bay bound trains are bypassing Hunts Point Avenue as well. All trains are to proceed slowly through the area.
Updated: 11:39 am
In the next few minutes this should hit the MTA website. train service is suspended in both directions between 3rd Avenue-138th Street & Parkchester due to the gas leak investigation.
Updated: 12:22 pm
Look for service to be restored on M & 3 track respectively shortly as power is about to be restored. When service is restored look for all trains to continue to bypass Hunts Point Avenue. The spill is on track 2 & is a mix of 70-75% water with the rest being a mix of gasoline & kerosene.
Updated: 12:31 pm
Service has officially been restored. All northbound trains will run local as usual between 3rd Avenue-E.138th Street & Pelham Bay Park while continuing to bypass the Hunts Point Avenue station. All southbound trains will run express from Parkchester to 3rd Avenue-E.138th Street while continuing to bypass the Hunts Point Avenue station.
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