The FDNY said rubbish on the tracks caught fire at 7:30 a.m., and the fire spread inside the tunnel.
A trains were suspended between 125th Street and 207th Street, but running local along the rest of the line, the MTA said. It suspended service on the B and C lines, and partially suspended A and D train service. Riders from Brooklyn to Manhattan were inconvenienced during their morning commute.
There is no D Subway trains service between 125 St and Norwood-205 St in both directions. The MTA released a statement on the incident that read, in part: "MTA NYCT and emergency crews including the FDNY responded immediately and worked to restore service as quickly as possible". She later added, "Literally a thousand people waiting at 1 train, and train just drove straight through - we are all gonna be late for work". Some trains turned off their power.
For service to/from the Bronx customers are advised to use 125 St cross town bus to 125 St and Lexington Av, then transfer for the northbound train service making nearby station stops.More news: NY sports broadcast icon Bob Wolff dies at age 96
Social media showed subway riders jammed into finding alternate routes Monday morning. Some were taken for hospital examinations, but no serious injuries were reported.
People riding the D train November 4, 2012 in New York City, New York.
One commuter posted a video of his southbound A train being evacuated between 163rd and 155th streets due to the fire.