The person was struck inside the tunnel around 8:30 a.m., and crews needed to go into the tunnel to recover the body.
Two trains were in the tunnel at the time -- the train that struck the person and one behind.
The train behind went back to Hunters Point Avenue in Long Island City to discharge customers there, then went back to the incident empty to serve as a rescue train.
Emergency brake pulled & stuck in east river tunnel on 7 train for over 1 hour. Something caught under train. pic.twitter.com/lXm9Ng9GgS— matt atkinson (@mattatkinson) October 8, 2019
Still, the MTA is asking riders to use E, F, M, N or R trains instead as congestion clears.
There is no 7 train service between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Hunters Point Av in both directions after someone was struck by a train near Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) October 8, 2019
For service to/from Manhattan consider taking the nearby E, F, M, N and R lines. pic.twitter.com/RIL56TKIH8
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