Transit officials lament leaves on tracks

New York City Transit officials say leaves that fall on subway tracks have been causing service delays.

Officials say when trains roll over the leaves, an oily residue is left behind that interferes with the natural friction between the train's wheels and the rails.

Despite rider skepticism, transit officials say the oily residue is a real problem on open tracks, such as those found at the Prospect Park station.

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