Oct. 8, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
The MTA has halted 7 train service between Manhattan and Queens after a person was fatally struck by a train this morning near the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue station.
The incident occurred in the tunnel between Grand Central Station and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue at around 8:30 a.m., according to an MTA spokesperson.
Further details are unknown at this time. Emergency crews are currently investigating the scene.
The MTA has suspended 7 train service in both directions between Times Square-42nd Street and Hunters Point Avenue.
It advises passengers to take alternate routes into Manhattan, such as the nearby E, F, M, N and R trains.
LIRR is also accommodating subway ticket holders at no additional charge at the Penn Station, 61st Street-Woodside and Main Street stations.
Your other lines cannot handle the extra riders. This is dangerously crowded. pic.twitter.com/9gYKtX3Cfe
— Caitlin (@caitlinn777) October 8, 2019