7 train service between Manhattan, Queens temporarily suspended after person fatally struck by train in tunnel

Andrew Weber
October 08, 2019 - 10:50 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Train service on the 7 line between Manhattan and Queens was temporarily suspended Tuesday morning after a person was fatally hit by a train in a tunnel Tuesday morning.

The person was struck near the Vernon-Blvd-Jason Avenue station.

"7 trains are resuming regular service after someone was fatally struck by a train in the tunnel between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and 42 St. Continue to expect delays in both directions as we get trains back on schedule," the MTA tweeted shortly before 1 p.m.

The train is not running between Times Square-42nd Street and Hunters Point Avenue in both directions, with very limited service between Times Square-42nd Street and 34th Street – Hudson Yards.

The MTA recommends using the E, F, M, N and R to enter and leave Manhattan.

Shuttle buses are running between Vernaon Boulevard and Queensboro Plaza in Queens and LIRR stations Woodside, Main Street, and Penn Station are accepting MetroCard holders at no additional cost.

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