Sept. 29, 2012 By Christian Murray
Hundreds of Sunnyside and Woodside residents were left stranded this morning after discovering that the No. 7 train had closed in both directions.
An MTA worker said that the electricity had gone down on both tracks at about 8:00 a.m. and there was no service between Times Square and Flushing– in either direction.
At that time, many Sunnyside and Woodside residents were directed toward the Q60 or Q32 bus, since there were no shuttles buses on hand. Residents waited in long lines for the bus along Queens Blvd.
At about 10 a.m., the No. 7 train service was partially restored with service in both directions. However, there was no service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square in either direction. Additionally, Manhattan-bound 7 train riders were unable to transfer to the N train at Queensboro Plaza, which is the typical route between Queens and Manhattan when there are disruptions.
Residents decided to travel to Queensboro Plaza and then walk over to Queens Plaza to catch the E train to Manhattan. However, these trains were back up.
However, by the end of the day, No. 7 train service had been fully restored, although there were delays.