New York commuters rescued from subway train stuck under East River

Hundreds of New York City commuters were rescued on Monday morning when a subway train stalled for more than an hour in a tunnel due to smoke rising from the tracks, transit officials said.

The number 7 train, running from Manhattan to Queens at about 8:30 a.m. local time, made an emergency stop after a piece of track equipment touched an electrified rail and began to smolder, a spokeswoman with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

A rescue train transported the 540 passengers at about 10 a.m. back to Grand Central Station.

No injuries were reported.

Here is a video from the 7 train:

(Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

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