Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
National | By Traci Kelley

New York City subway derailment causes outage, delays

New York City subway derailment causes outage, delays

A subway train derailed Tuesday morning at the 125th Street subway station, sources told the Post.

All passengers on the original A train were evacuated.

Julian Robinson said he was stuck on one stopped train for 45 minutes to an hour before rescuers arrived to escort passengers along the tracks into the station. The Fire Department of NY said 34 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

'People were in and out of their seats all over screaming, power went out and then it stopped and the auto filled up with smoke, ' another stressed-out straphanger said.

- Emergency crews are responding to the 125th St. Subway Station near St. Nicholas Avenue in upper Manhattan following reports of a subway auto derailment at or near the station.

The FDNY said 500 passengers walked on the tracks, which Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro called "a risky thing" to do.

Service on the A, B, C and D lines has been suspended until the investigation is completed.

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Other trains approaching the station halted in their tracks.

A sudden braking caused a train derailment in Harlem, injuring 30 people and causing massive transit disruption.

The chairman of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says transit officials are investigating why a subway train's emergency brakes went on before a minor Harlem derailment that frightened passengers and resulted in systemwide delays. The authority has confirmed damage to tracks, switches and the adjacent tunnel wall, all of which takes time to fix. Initially people panicked a little bit then and we realized we had to move. The sparks caused a small fire that lasted only briefly, Nigro said.

He said the station was not smoky, but there was a strong, acrid smell.

The Riders Alliance, an organization of subway and bus riders in NY, blamed the derailment on the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo.

The number of delays has soared this year and many commuters complain that they no longer can be sure they will be able to get around the city reliably.

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