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Smoke at Grand Central cancels 7 train temporarily

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Smoke at Grand Central cancels 7 train temporarily

A smoke condition caused the temporary cancellation of No. 7 train subway service to Grand Central Terminal Wednesday, New York City Transit officials said.

 

Service was disrupted for about a half-hour before being restored at 8:38 a.m.

 

Officials could not detail what caused the smoke condition and would only say that it was in the vicinity of Grand Central Terminal -- but not actually in the terminal itself.

 

It also was unclear if the smoke was the result of a track fire or some other blaze.

 

Service was suspended on the No. 7 line at 7:57 a.m. Express service was suspended between Main Street and Queensboro Plaza, while local service was suspended between Hunterspoint Avenue and Times Square.

 

Though service was restored at 8:38 a.m., officials said residual delays were expected.

 

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