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CPW water main break impacting IND service

by Benjamin Kabak

A glimpse at water levels at 125th Street earlier this afternoon (Photo via Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Patrick Cashin)

Due to a water main break near 110th Street and Central Park West, New York City Transit is anticipating severe service disruptions for the A, B, C and D trains this evening. As of around 3:50 p.m., B and C trains are suspended from end to end, and A train service is suspended between West 145th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle. The D is not operating between 161st Street-Yankee Stadium and 34th Street-Herald Square.

Transit says it will be providing shuttle train service on the Concourse (D) Line between 205th Street and Yankee Stadium in order to allow customers to transfer to the 4. A similar shuttle train will from 207th Street to 168th Street to allow for a connection with the 1, and subway-bound straphangers leaving Yankee Stadium have been told to take the 4 train. Metro-North will cross-honor tickets from Yankee Stadium to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central.

According to a report from DNA Info, the main that broke is a 30-inch tube that’s approximately 100 years old. MTA crews are currently pumping out water that’s covering tracks at stations from 103rd to 125th Streets along Central Park West and St. Nicholas Ave. Although four pumps are working to remove 6000 gallons of water per minute, Transit does not yet know when regular service along these IND routes will be restored. Get ready for a fun commute home tonight.

Water from a ruptured main near Central Park West and 110th Streets floods the avenue. (Photo via DNA Info)

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Alex C September 19, 2011 - 5:35 pm

This has to be the MTA’s fault somehow. -Albany

chemster September 19, 2011 - 5:38 pm

I left early and got onto a 2 at Penn Station — it was crowded, but not too bad. The brutal part was trying to switch to a 1 train at 96th street — the platform was very crowded and it took several trains before I was able to squeeze on. Things are going to get worse before they get better, I fear…

BBnet3000 September 19, 2011 - 5:39 pm

“According to a report from DNA Info, the main that broke is a 30-inch tube that’s approximately 100 years old.”

When all of our sprawl is 100 years old is when the real economic fun is going to begin.

ferryboit September 19, 2011 - 9:41 pm

WHEN our sprawl is 100 years old? Hell, the water main that broke today was one of the NEWER ones! We ride subways thru tunnels that are almost 110 years old, drive over bridges that are almost 130 (B’klyn Bridge opened in 1883) and get our water from 125 year old pipes. Never mind driving over streets that were laid out by the Dutch when they were here in the 1700s. Richmond Road on Staten Island is a winding, sloping street barely wide enough for two cars because it was laid out in 1704! Many streets in the other 4 boros ain’t that much newer…

Brewster September 19, 2011 - 6:42 pm

I do not envy the Inwoodites and Bronx residents trying to get home tonight. 96th wasn’t *too* packed by the time I got to it, but oddly enough they were running an R142 on the 1 line by the time I got to it, so there’s clearly some presto-changeo going on in the IRT.

Christopher September 20, 2011 - 10:18 am

Well that’s one way to clean up the tracks …

Steve September 20, 2011 - 10:51 am

Wow! The elevators to the 1 at 168 were so packed yesterday that they brought out the police and closed off some of the station for crowd control. Even if the C seems underused, it’s sure needed!


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