Hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated late Sunday night as two subway trains got stuck in the Harlem River tube. 

As reported by the NYPD, a southbound 2 Train and northbound 3 Train were traveling through the tunnel at around 10:40 p.m. when a transit power outage at Rail Control Center disrupted service. Around 150 people were evacuated from the southbound 2 Train and 250 were evacuated from the northbound 2 Train.

Source: NY Post

In response to the situation, Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted, “I have directed the MTA to do everything possible to mitigate the impact of tonight’s service disruptions. MTA personnel are assisting customers and NYPD is in the system supporting these efforts. We are in talks with ConEd to determine root cause & rectify as soon as possible.”

According to MTA, “a power surge disrupted the connection between the Rail Control Center and our signaling systems.” The agency also tweeted an update at midnight saying, “Our crews are working to restore service on 1/2/3/4/5/6/L lines after a power surge disrupted the connection between the Rail Control Center and our signaling systems. 

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