Straphangers stuck with mind-numbing delays on the No. 7 line Monday morning can thank a faulty rail for their crummy commutes.
The delays were caused by a fractured track west of the Queensboro Plaza station, said Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan.
A 10-inch piece of rail snapped off on the line’s elevated track, the MTA said. Agency officials said they are still determining the cause of the break.
Crews were alerted to the break around 6:50 a.m., just as the morning rush kicked into high gear, and just as tennis fans were taking the No. 7 line to head to the first day of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Service on the No. 7 line was split into two segments at Queensboro Plaza while crews hurried to repair the track.