Curiosity nearly killed the cats.
Two kittens were rescued from the subway tracks of the B and Q lines at Brooklyn's Church Street station Thursday night, after their presence on the tracks held up the subway for about two hours that morning.
MTA personnel were alerted about the errant kittens just after 11 a.m. Thursday by a woman who said she was their owner, MTA spokeswoman Judie Glave said Friday.
Power was shut off to the tracks as staff tried to corral the kittens. With the kittens still on the loose and out of view, power was restored to the local tracks at about 12:30 p.m., Glave said. Staff continued searching on the express tracks, which had power restored at 1:10 p.m.
Several hours later, the kittens were spotted again at 5:45 p.m. Power was shut off to the express tracks and transit personnel and NYPD officers and were able to successfully rescue the kittens. Police said they were taken to a nearby shelter.