L Train Gas Odor Causes Sick Passengers, Service Disruptions

(Image courtesy of Jess Hawsor)

Following reports of a mysterious gas odor today, the L train is experiencing service disruptions between Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn and 1st Avenue in Manhattan, the MTA says.

Service has been partially suspended on the L train since early afternoon due to the fumes, which are attributed by the MTA to street-level waterproofing and diesel trains in the Canarsie tunnel last night.

The NYCT Subway tweeted at 1:09 p.m. today that they were “mobilizing shuttle buses to operate between 14 St-Union Sq and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. L train service is currently operating between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Canarsie Rockaway Parkway.”

The NY Daily News reports that two subway riders fainted as a result of the fumes.

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