- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - After a power problem slowed trains on multiple New York City subway lines, transit officials say the nation’s busiest subway system is now running nearly normally.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the electrical problem happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday at the system’s rail control center, where workers monitor trains’ progress electronically.

Workers inside certain subway lines had to watch and signal trains for a time, until a backup rail control system was up and running. A city alert network warned of “extensive delays” on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines around 2 p.m.

Ortiz said those lines were running at close-to-normal pace by 4 p.m.

It’s not yet clear what caused the electrical problem.

The subway carries 5.6 million riders on an average weekday.

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