Subways To Resume Normal Schedule After Water Main Break

  Last modified on January 16th, 2020

At 4:31pm, the MTA posted an update stating that 1, 2 and 3 trains would resume operating normally on both uptown and downtown lines.

“We are working to get trains and crews into place for the rush hour. Expect possible service changes and delays, but we expect full service for most of the rush.”

At 5am this morning, a water main break near Lincoln Center caused red line service shut downs between 96th Street and Times Square, as well as other subway outages and the suspension of several bus routes.


According to the MTA, there were 500,000 gallons of water in the subway system by the time the water was shut off. Water is still being pumped out.

There were street closures between 61st and 72nd Streets on Broadway.

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And the area was transformed into a really inconvenient, high-rapid river, causing early morning frustrations as well as the closure of several nearby businesses.


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