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ladyjay114

Q Train - Track Fire evening of 8/12

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Its another bad day on the Q train :cry:

 

There's a track fire between the Ocean Pkwy and West 8th Street stations. I can see the smoke and flame from my window. Lots of fire apparatus down here.

 

Q trains ending at Brighton Beach and I haven't seen an F train pull into West 8th either. The B68 is PACKED.

 

Share any developments if you have any....

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Someone on facebook who is a conductor said "F trains running on the D from Coney Island to West 4th street and Q running on the N via Sea Beach due to a Signal Room Fire at West 8th Street on the F."

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My God there can't be that many fires starting at the same time. Can this be arson?

 

I don't think that was Arson.

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Guys, any photos or updates? How bad is this? The fire is on the (F) or (Q) platform?

 

Fire On the (F) Platform.. that's all I know for now

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It was actually a signal room underneath the Brighton (Q) line and next to the (F) Culver Line on fire. I saw it myself going home, the fire was big.

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That's where the (F) curves out of West 8 St. That signal room sits on the abandoned Brighton-Culver Tracks

 

I really wish I had a camera to record that just to give everyone an idea of how the fire looked like, but my camera batteries died. I was on the (B68) at West 5 Street.

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The fire was serious...until further notice the (Q) will turn at Brighton Beach and the (F) will turn at Avenue X. This is basically 2002 all over again as shuttle buses will replace service where the (F) and (Q) aren't running.

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I heard from a passenger that went to Luna that the conductor said that signal box got overheated or something and caught fire...

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Whatever the reason is the fire was bad, and there could be structural damage. I haven't forgotten the Myrtle Avenue Elevated Fire from my readings a long time ago.

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Not sure ,but it looks like (Q) service might be restored.

 

The MTA says this

 

 

Home > Current Service Status / Subways-NQR

Posted: 08/14/2011 12:59AM

 

MTA Service Notice

 

Following an earlier incident,(Q) train service has resumed with residual delays.

But also says this as a regular detour

(Q) No trains between Brighton Beach and Stillwell Av

 

Free shuttle buses provide alternate service

Until further notice

 

(Q)trains operate between 57 St/7 Av, Manhattan and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

 

Free shuttle buses run between Brighton Beach and Stillwell Av,

making stops at Ocean Pkwy and West 8 St.

 

As an alternative, please use (D) and (N) train service to and from S

 

 

EDIT: On my radio i heard there was a train at Ocean Pkwy, so it appears service has resumed.Unless it was a light train.

Edited by Abba

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Impressive, I actually wasn't expecting service to be restored so soon.

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Wow, I didn't know this was a fire. I just thought they were emergency platform renevation or track fix.

Its no wonder why I saw JY R160's on the (Q) Saturday! I know 9532 was on the (Q).

 

EDIT: How's the (F)?

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