NYC subway station evacuated after smoke, loss of power

Blake Casey
June 28, 2017

According to The Gothamist, which interviewed eye witnesses, the downtown A train's door was ripped off in the derailment as it approached the 125th street station. The MTA said they're looking into what triggered the emergency brakes to activate - whether it was by someone pulling it or on its own. "Some people chose to go out the back way on their own, which we never encourage". MTA officials said the train made an emergency stop, which damaged the tracks, signal switches and the wall next to the train. SCENE PHOTOS: "A" train derails in Harlem In all, 34 people suffered minor injuries in the ordeal - 17 were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

"Scared subway riders have one question: where is Governor Cuomo?"

In the transport Department of NY said that the train made an emergency stop, causing the accident, was damaged the way and part of the tunnel.

Service along several subway lines were partially suspended while crews worked to remove the derailed train. The operator is now with investigators, according to Lhota.

The Fire Department of NY said three patients were being treated for minor injuries.

Passengers were evacuated through dark subway tunnels after a New York City subway train went off the rails near a station in Harlem.

Trains throughout the system were disrupted because of the derailment, with many suspended and others delayed. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.

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Pregnant women, children and families were the first rescued by FDNY from a train trapped underground after a train derailment Tuesday morning. Numerous issues have been attributed to aging infrastructure.

"The train bucked forward, it bucked backwards, and in the process of doing that, two of the - there are eight cars on this train - two of the cars derailed, they scraped the side of the wall", Lhota recounted.

"One of the things that I will do while I'm here is to rebuild the confidence in the MTA", he added. While Cuomo already has a plurality of board votes, and sets spending priorities, he has insisted that his control is not complete. "They didn't immediately let people off the train because they needed to "secure the train, '" tweeted The New York Times's Benjamin Williams".

"We're seeing the effects of an outdated transit system", State Sen.

Hakim told reporters that it is "too early to tell" how this morning's derailment could impact the evening commute.

As a result, F trains will run on the G line from Bergen Street to Court Square and then on the E line to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt.