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Monday Morning Subway Commute Goes Up In Flames

Courtesy Nik Hajdari.

It's another Monday in paradise, and the subway is snarled with delays thanks to a track fire at 145th Street. If you commute on the A, B, C, D or 4 train you're probably either trembling with relief at your desk or reading this evergreen blog post from your underground purgatory. (Thanks for the Wifi, Gov!)

The FDNY received a call regarding a track fire at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem at 7:24 a.m., according to a spokesman. 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. Nine people sustained non-critical injuries and were transported to local hospitals, according to the FDNY. Some A, B, C and D trains were also stalled in tunnels in the area.

Power was also removed in area, according to the MTA. The authority urged people to remain on their trains, apparently a precaution after a recent A train derailment in Harlem that prompted some riders to self-evacuate.

As a result of today's fire, there is currently no A train service between 125th Street and Inwood-207th in both directions. A train service south of 125th Street through Brooklyn is running local in both directions. B train service resumed with delays after being suspended between Bedford Park Boulevard and Brighton Beach in both directions. There is no C train service between Euclid Avenue and 168th Street in both directions.

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D train service resumed with delays after being suspended between 125th Street and Norwood-205th Street in both directions.

As an alternate for the A and C, the MTA is advising riders to use the M3 or M4 bus or the 1 train, which frankly looks like a complete disaster.

"Allow additional travel time" the MTA says. Check back for the latest status here.

Update 10:00 a.m.: Service has resumed on the A, B, C and D lines with "extensive delays" according to the NYPD.