NEW YORK - A trash fire on the tracks brought the Monday morning commute to a halt for thousands of riders on the A, B, C and D lines in Manhattan.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it happened just before 8 a.m. at the 145th street station.
Fire officials say nine riders suffered minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals.
Videos posted on social media showed riders being evacuated from at least one A train at the 145th Street station.
Straphangers who tried to switch over to 1 train service found themselves on jam packed platforms and elevators.
From the MTA:
Following earlier FDNY activity at 145 St, , , and train service has resumed with extensive delays.
In a statement, the MTA said in part, “We are reviewing the entire incident, we apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate our customers’ patience.”
The track fire comes as the MTA prepares to start a second straight week of FASTRACK repairs on the line.
From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m, A trains wll not run between 59th Street Columbus Circle and 207th Street in Inwood.
There will be no D trains between Columbus Circle and Yankee Stadium.
And B and C train service will end early each night.
The 1, 2, and 4 lines will provide alternate service, along with the Bx12, Bx19, and free shuttle buses.
Repairs are are expected to be complete by Friday morning.
For more information, go to mta.info.