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Elevator at Queens Subway Station Breaks After Only One Day in Use

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An elevator at a Queens subway station that opened to much fanfare on Friday broke Saturday after only one day in use.

As NY1 reported, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority heralded its newly ADA-compliant Forest Hills-71st Avenue subway stop with some pomp and circumstance, but now, the elevator that takes riders from the street to the station is out of service.

One Twitter user captured a photo that they say shows fire officials rescuing someone who got stuck when it stopped working.

The MTA acknowledged the problem and said it is working on repairs, which should be completed Monday.

The elevator is one of three newly installed at the station.

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