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Several New York City subway lines were suspended in both directions during the busy Friday evening commute and at the end of a scorching hot day.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that the agency was working to resolve the issue affecting the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains as well as the S shuttle train that links Grand Central Terminal and Times Square.
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It blamed the suspension on a network communications problem.
'We are working as fast as possible to resolve an issue affecting the computer system that controls our signaling system,' the MTA tweeted Friday evening, while recommending that travelers use an 'lettered line' train or take a local bus as an alternative.
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The temperatures were still 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius) on Friday evening when the stoppage happened, and it comes as the city gears up for more heat throughout the weekend.
MTA officials were not able to immediately determine the cause of the breakdown, which started at about 6pm.
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