By Carol Tannenhauser
If you’re wondering what all those fire trucks were doing around the West 72nd Street and Broadway subway station early Sunday afternoon, you won’t get much information from the New York City Fire Department, which responded to our inquiry, with: “Smoke N/B side of station; possible track spark. Incident closed normally.”
Actually, it was a bit more exciting than that, according to our tipsters, Jack and Adyson, who were on the 1 train, took the accompanying photographs, and sent the following report.
“Unsure of the cause but the uptown 1 train was evacuated. The station smelled of smoke and firefighters entered the first car with the train conductor and started walking towards the back. The train did not fully pull into the station — only the first door of the first car was opened. Multiple fire trucks were parked on 72nd when we left the station.”