Track fire disrupts A, B, C, D subway service

Firefighters are investigating a track fire at the 145th St. station on Monday

Firefighters are investigating a track fire at the 145th St. station on Monday

Hundreds of agitated, sweaty NY subway goers squeezed into narrow hallways, stairways and turnstiles unable to even get to the platform since five lines stopped service from a fire at 145th Street.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it happened just before 8 a.m.at the 145th street station. The fire was ongoing as of 9:00 a.m. with firefighters on the scene, and has been brought under control by 9:30 a.m. Some were also trapped aboard a D train for about an hour.

"We're stuck on a s/b D train near at the 145th stop auto # 2536".

There is no train service between Euclid Av and 168 St in both directions. "A woman is having a panic attack and they will not open the doors", Twitter user @TLCherri tweeted. They finally let us out due to a sick passenger. It was not immediately clear how many other trains were evacuated.

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Additionally, A trains were not running between 125th Street and Inwood-207th Street, and D trains were not running between 125th Street and Norwood-205th Street, the agency said.

B and C trains were still suspended in both directions, according to the MTA website.

Those who planned to take the A, B, C or D trains from 145th Street left the station to find alternate routes.

Monday's incident is the latest in a series of challenges commuters have been facing in recent weeks while trying to get around the Big Apple.

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