Service Alert 4 & 7 Train (Updated: 8:37 am)

Due to an ongoing police investigation at the 170th Street Station, Crown Heights-bound train service is on the express track between the Burnside Avenue Station and the 149th Street- Grand Concourse Station.

As an alternate, customers are advised to use Bx1 and Bx2 buses along the Grand Concourse or nearby and trains service.

In addition, due to switching problems, Times Square-bound trains are running with residual delays.

Please expect delays in and train service at this time.


Update: 7:45 am

The MTA has not updated their website yet but I just heard that service is suspended in both directions between Woodlawn & 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to a passenger injury at the 170th Street station.


Update: 7:59 am

Service might be suspended for awhile as EMS is on the scene at the 170th Street station. The “passenger injury” is actually a nice way of saying there was a “12-9” or that there is a person under the train which means someone committed suicide by jumping in front of & getting run over by a train. Thanks to Allan from Subchat for pointing out the use of “passenger injury”. I am used to it being referred to as a “12-9” over the air, not a “passenger injury”.


Update: 8:04 am

Also, due to someone requiring medical assistance at the Canal Street Station, Astoria-bound n trains and 57th Street-bound trains are running on the local track between the Dekalb Avenue Station and the Canal Street Station.

Please expect delays in , 7, n and q train service at this time.


Update 8:15 am

The service alert has not been updated yet but service is still suspended between Woodlawn & 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Uptown trains are terminating at 149th Street-Grand Concourse & being turned around for service to Utica Avenue. The body has been removed & power might soon be restored to the express tracks to enable Brooklyn bound service to resume. The is running with residual delays.


Update 8:34 am

They are in the process of restoring power. Some service should be resuming shortly.


Update 8:37 am

Service is now restored along the line in the Bronx as extras will be starting at select stops & running normally to Utica Avenue with residual delays. Also the is running normally after an earlier incident. The is still running with delays due to switching problems.

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