The twitterverse is abuzz with news and photos of the fire that has suspended all Metro-North trains into and out of Grand Central Terminal. The fire is a trending topic in the New York area, and folks in the city, including the NY Fire Department, are posting pictures.
Metro-North’s statement below was sent to everyone that is subscribed to their alerts service.
Service is temporarily suspended in and out of GCT due to a fire in the vicinity of 138th Street Bridge.
As of 1:20 PM Metro North has issued the following statement regarding alternate methods of transportation:
Service remains temporarily suspended into and out of Grand Central due to a fire in the vicinity of the E. 138th Street Bridge.
Outbound customers departing Grand Central are advised to take New York City Transit’s 4 or D train to E. 161 Street where they can transfer to a Harlem, Hudson or New Haven Line train at Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station.
Inbound customers traveling to Grand Central are advised to do the following:
Hudson Line–Take a Hudson Line train to Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station and transfer to the 4 or D subway line.
Harlem and New Haven Lines–Take a train to Woodlawn Station for the 2 or 5 subway line.
During this incident, New York City Transit is honoring cross fares.