Riders trapped inside subway after track fire snarls morning commute

Firefighters are investigating a track fire at the 145th St. station on Monday

A report of a trash fire near 145th Street was made at 7:24 a.m., FDNY said.

Nine people were left with minor injuries after the fire, however there were no serious ones reported. 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.

There will be no D trains between Columbus Circle and Yankee Stadium.

One woman was was temporarily trapped on the D train wrote: 'We're stuck on a s/b D train near at the 145th stop auto # 2536. They finally let us out due to a sick passenger.

Those who planned to take the A, B, C or D trains from 145th Street left the station to find alternate routes. The MTA decided certain northbound D trains would not run past 36th Street in Brooklyn, West Fourth Street or 34th Street in Manhattan.

Natalie Brito shared two pictures on Twitter showing the ridiculous crowds at 168th St Station, along with the caption: 'Fire on A train, switched to 1.

Power was cut from a southbound train and riders were stuck aboard the train as a result of the smoky tunnel. 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.

It's among a series of challenges that transit users have been facing while getting to, from and around New York City.



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