Subway Train Derails in Manhattan


One auto of a subway train derailed in Upper Manhattan, triggering a power outage that halted service on four lines and stranded some straphangers Tuesday morning.

Photos posted to social media show passengers walking along the tracks in a dark subway tunnel, using their phone flashlights as a guide.

A southbound A train struck a wall in a tunnel in Harlem around 9:45 this morning, causing two cars to jump off the tracks.

The incident, described by the New York City Emergency Management Department as a partial derailment, caused a power outage affecting all six tracks from West 119th Street to West 125th Street.

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.

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

C train service is suspended between Euclid Ave and 168th Street in both directions.

It opened in 2009, replacing an outmoded station that had room for only the first half of a 10-car subway train.

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Emergency personnel have responded to a Manhattan subway station where passengers were reporting smoke and a loss of power.

At least 34 people were injured in a subway in Harlem (Manhattan) after the train derailed.

"This does not look like a failure on the part of equipment. It was a smooth ride, then the train felt jerky. then it gets severe and I saw an explosion, the train comes to a stop - people start screaming", said Kelly Kopp, 48, of Washington Heights.

"It's a serious derailment, with quite a bit of damage to signals and some structural damage to the walls", he said.

"It wasn't heavy smoke, but it was frightening", he said. "Shortly after, we smelled a strong gas smell".

"We're seeing the effects of an outdated transit system", State Sen.

The MTA's Long Island Railroad is also having trouble.

Service along several subway lines were partially suspended while crews worked to remove the derailed train.