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(6) Floods at Lexington Ave. 59th Streets

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The Lexington Avenue station on the (6) flooded today starting around 11:00 AM and extending past 2 PM. (6) trains were running slowly between 86th Street and 42nd Street - Grand Central. The water got pretty high. Around 1:30 PM it was just about the same level on the tracks and it got about half way to the tracks on the Bronx-bound side.

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As long as the water does not get to the mid section of the rail, it's ok.


2.56(;) A condition where water has reached the area above the mid point of the web of the running

rail shall constitute a “FLOOD CONDITION”. See illustration 2.56(b)1

Trains may be operated on flooded tracks if the water is below the ball of the running rail but only

if the Control Center Desk Superintendent gives permission. They must operate with


2. Mainline tracks

When an employee observes a “FLOOD CONDITION,” the employee MUST:

• AVOID walking into the flooded area;

• IMMEDIATELY report the condition to the Control Center.

The Control Center will immediately notify all other Divisions/Departments.

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