But separate from the opening ceremony and the station itself, numerous lunch-hour riders from at least one line serving the station, the No. 1, were unable to access the new facility; a flood condition of unspecified origin at Canal Street disrupted service on 1, 2, and 3 lines below 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.
MTA’s first No. 1 train using the new station departed northbound at 12:05 p.m. and successfully made the trip; service on the No. 1 in both directions was interrupted at roughly 12:25 p.m.