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Normal subway service expected after weekend full of problems



Subway service should be finally back to normal Monday morning, after a weekend of fire, flooding and track problems plagued the city’s transit system, causing a plethora of unplanned subway disruptions.

The impromptu service diversions — not to mention the planned work — left the transit agency with few unaffected lines.

A water main break Friday in Harlem botched service on the A, B, C and D lines. Then a fire on the roof of a signal room that night wrecked service to Coney Island. Heavy rains and signal problems knocked out pockets of service throughout the system for hours at a time, including major delays on the Staten Island Railway.

MTA employees eventually resumed train service by Sunday night, pumping out water along the N line and fixing signal problems that kept E trains from reaching their final destination at the World Trade Center, MTA spokeswoman Deirdre Parker said Sunday night. All but two Queens bus routes were also back to their normal schedule by press time.

Parker said she expected all service to be running by Monday morning’s rush hour.


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