After derailment, service changes but no injuries

By · Published in 2008

Earlier this afternoon, a downtown-bound N train derailed in the tunnel near 57th St. and 7th Ave. Luckily, no one was injured, but service is all sorts of messed up right now into and out of Queens along the N and R lines. As of 8 p.m., service along the N has been suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Boulevard in both directions, and Brooklyn-bound R trains are running along the F line between 36th St. in Queens and Herald Square in Manhattan. Check the MTA’s service alerts page for updated information.

3 Responses to “After derailment, service changes but no injuries”

  1. Mischa G. says:

    Remind me why they even put emergency brakes on the trains if they say to never pull them in any sort of emergency and when you do it derails the train? It should be called a “causes an emergency brake”.

  2. Dan says:

    Wait–isn’t there no track connection between the 6th Avenue and Broadway lines at 34th Street. Wouldn’t the transfer have to happen at DeKalb?

    Every once in a while, their service alerts don’t seem to make physical sense.

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