Service resumes after several subway train lines held in Queens due to signal issues

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Monday, July 26, 2021
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Service has resumed after multiple train lines were being held in stations in Queens in both directions due to a loss of power to the signaling system.

QUEENS (WABC) -- Service has resumed after the MTA says E/F/M/R trains were held in stations in Queens in both directions because of a loss of power to its signaling system near Forest Hills-71 Ave.

It all started around 2:45 p.m. It is not yet known what led to the power outage.

While service has resumed, the MTA says there are residual delays.

LIRR is cross honoring at Penn Station, Woodside, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Jamaica.

Trains and stops that were impacted:

-E trains - no service between Court Square and Jamaica Center

-F trains - no service between 21 St - Queensbridge and Jamaica - 179 St

-R trains - no service between Times Square and Forest Hills

-N trains - no service between Delancey St Essex St and Forest Hills

The MTA suggested the following alternatives:

-For service from Manhattan into Queens, take 7 N trains. Transfer at 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal/Times Sq-42 St (E N R 7), 42 St-Bryant Pk (F 7), Court Sq-23 St (E 7) or Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av (E F R 7).

-For service to Queens Plaza, take 7 N trains to nearby Queensboro Plaza.

-For service to 36 St, take N trains to 39 Av-Dutch Kills.

-For service to Steinway St and 46 St, take N trains to 36 Av (transfer to Q66 buses on 35th Ave) or Broadway (transfer to Q104 buses on Broadway).

-For service to Northern Blvd, take N trains to 36 Av and transfer to Q66 buses on 35th Ave.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated.

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