For more information: Latest transit advisories from the MTA New York-area transit agencies were working to restore normal train and bus service for the evening rush after rain caused delays and cancellations this morning, flooding streets and rails and leaving thousands without power. New York City Transit, operator of the country’s busiest subway, was trying to restore full service to as many lines as possible. The agency focused on the 4, 5 and 6 trains on the Lexington Avenue Line, and the N, Q, R and W trains on the Broadway Line, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Executive Director Elliot “Lee” Sander said in a televised briefing. “I don’t remember this many lines being affected before,” said Andrew Albert, an MTA board member and chairman of the New York City Transit Riders Council. “Lines that weren’t affected before are now being affected. It was an extreme amount of water in a very short period of time. The sewers and the pumps cannot keep up with it.” The authority is “particularly concerned” about restoring service on the B and Q lines, which were knocked out by an “extremely large” tree that fell across tracks in Brooklyn, Sander said. The subway’s Queens Boulevard Line… Read full this story
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