April 6, 2015 By Michael Florio
Nearly 550 passengers were trapped inside a stalled No. 7 train under the East River when equipment fell on the electrified third rail at about 8:33 am.
The No. 7 train was down between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd St. due to smoke for nearly two hours, according to the MTA.
The train is running again, although with delays.
The equipment that fell led to smoky conditions between Times Square and Hunters Point Avenue.
A rescue train was sent for the passengers who were trapped between stations and they were picked up at 9:57 am.
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