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‘Like Riding On The Back Of A Bull’: Subway Car Derails In Manhattan; A, B, C, D Train Service Disrupted

At Least 3 People Injured

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A subway car derailed in Manhattan Tuesday morning, causing at least 3 minor injuries, authorities said.
The A train derailed near 125th Street along St. Nicholas Avenue at around 9:48 a.m.

“We were on the express track from 145th to 125th… All of a sudden it was like the train just started like banging against the walls of the tunnel,” one passenger told CBS2’s Emily Smith. “It was going up and down. It was sort of like a runaway roller coaster — like a bucking horse.”

“The lucky thing is that we were only a couple of hundred feet from the platform,” the passenger said. “It was like riding on the back of a bull.”
“People were in and out of their seats all over screaming, power went out and then it stopped and the car filled up with smoke” he added. “We didn’t know what was going on.”
Once the train came to a halt, people were checking on one another, one passenger said.

“What struck me is that everyone was just going around asking ‘Are you OK? Are you OK?'” Michelle Ayoub told Smith. “I don’t want to get back on the train — for a long time.”
All passengers on the original A train were evacuated.
Several other trains which were also stopped as a result of a the derailment were also evacuated, though the evacuations took time.
“It was crazy, we were stuck for over an hour,” one passenger said.
“The worst experience of my whole life. My whole life,” one woman said.

Passengers on board the subway took to social media to describe a smoke condition, loud bangs and talk about being stuck underground.
The derailment caused serious disruptions, including:
  • No A train service between Jay Street-MetroTech and Inwood-207 Street in both directions
  • B train service was suspended between Brighton Beach and 145 Street in both directions
  • C train service was suspended between Euclid Ave. and 168th Street in both directions
  • D train service between 42nd Street-Bryant Park and 161 Street-Yankee Stadium in both directions
  • Shuttle D train service was  available between 161st Street-Yankee Stadium and Inwood-205 Street in both directions.
Additional delays were expected on the A, B, C, D, E, and F lines.
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MTA Chairman Joe Lhota and Interim Executive Director Veronique Hakim were on their way to the scene.

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