Curious cat kills commute on No. 7 train in Midtown

A black cat brought the No. 7 train to a paws on Sunday as it pranced on the tracks in Manhattan.

The feline, which straphangers have already nicknamed "Seven," was spotted slinking around the westbound roadbed in the Fifth Ave. station as a No. 7 train pulled into the station around 2 p.m., the MTA said.

Benjamin Hilario, 32, was waiting on the platform when he saw a furry flash on the tracks and the headlights of an oncoming train.

Straphangers quickly dubbed the frisky feline "Seven."

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"I waved the conductor down and another lady came and pushed the emergency button," Hilario said. "It was coming down, but it was slowing down because I think the conductor saw the cat.

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The kitten, which appeared to be just a few months old, dove under a metal grate for safety. It curled up there until transit workers and police officers rescued it.

"Seven" is carried out of the station by a police officer.

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Service was delayed in both directions for about an hour while cops worked to catch the tiny trespasser.

The kitten was rescued around 3 p.m. — but not before two women fell in love with the furball.

Heather Denbow, 43, and her daughter Sólveig want to adopt the cat.

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Heather Denbow, 43, and her daughter Sólveig were on their way to Queens when the black cat crossed their path and stole their heart. They're hoping to adopt it.

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"I hope it's a girl," Sólveig said. "I've been dreaming of a little grey kitten named Matilda forever."

Police brought the kitten to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals for a checkup and shots. Officers told Sólveig and her mom that once the agency clears the kitten, they'll be first on the adoption list.

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