The Latest: New York subway service returning to normal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the suspension of seven New York City subway lines (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says that service is in the process of returning to normal on seven subway lines that were stopped during the busy evening commute.

Spokesman Tarek Shams says all trains may not start running at the same time.

The agency said a network communications problem suspended service on the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and S trains during Friday evening. Those lines serve large swaths of Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

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6:50 p.m.

Several New York City subway lines are suspended in both directions because of a network communications problem during the busy evening commute.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says that the agency is working to resolve the issue affecting the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and S trains.

The stoppage comes as the city gears up for a scorching weekend.

MTA officials were not able to immediately determine the cause of the breakdown.

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