Dog On Williamsburg Bridge Subway Tracks Delays Trains

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The Williamsburg Bridge. (Photo: Paul Stremple)

WILLIAMSBURG – Trains were delayed for over two hours last night after a dog was found roaming the subway tracks over the Williamsburg Bridge.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, the MTA tweeted “Metropolitan Av-bound M trains and Jamaica-bound J trains are running at slower speeds due to a dog on the tracks on the Williamsburg Bridge.”

Twenty minutes later the MTA updated that J, M, and Z trains were all delayed.

And straphangers were not so happy.

About an hour later, the MTA tweeted: “Emergency teams are still on the scene as power is off to allow teams to retrieve the dog that is reportedly under a train at this time.”

The dog was rescued at 11:16 p.m. The MTA updated that “J and M train services have resumed with delays after the NYPD was able to safely ‘collar’ a dog that was on the Williamsburg Bridge.”

According to officials, the dog was taken to an animal shelter so the owner could be contacted.

Animals seem to love the MTA, as this is not the first time they have hung out on Brooklyn’s subway tracks. Remember the two goats that were on the loose on the Sunset Park tracks in August? Or the kitten that was rescued from the Q train subway track last October? How about that raccoon that made it inside the Fort Hamilton F/G subway station in November?

Which animal will be next?

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