A track fire near Harlem’s 145th Street station hit Monday’s morning rush hour with delays, overcrowded stations and left nine people with minor injuries.
Trash on the southbound A train tracks caught fire at about 7:25 a.m., an FDNY spokeswoman said. The blaze shut down B and C lines and partially suspended A and D train service for more than two hours, according to the MTA. Service resumed with extensive delays at about 9:50 a.m.
Nine people were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries, officials said.
“Disruptions to service are unacceptable — we will do a better job, and we’re working every single day to deliver on that promise,” MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said in a statement.
Emergency response crews worked to restore service “as soon as possible,” said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz. As firefighters worked at 145th Street, trains were held at nearby stations, Ortiz said, causing one southbound A train to be evacuated while it was stuck in the tunnel north of the 155th Street station.
The train was pulled up behind another already in the station. Riders were able to walk up and exit from the…