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Work train derailment at DeKalb leads to Brooklyn changes

by Benjamin Kabak

Update (4:04 p.m.): The MTA says that service through DeKalb has been restored. All B, D, N, Q and R trains are running normally right now.

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Update (1:30 p.m.): Due to a derailment of a work train at DeKalb Ave., the MTA is reporting a series of major service changes along the B, D and Q lines. The following changes are in effect as of 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Crews are working to rerail the train and inspect the track for damages. The MTA hopes to have normal service restored by rush hour. However, customers traveling around Brooklyn should check MTA.info for the latest.

  • B service is suspended in both directions between Brighton Beach and Bedford Park Boulevard.
  • D service is rerouted via the local track between 145th St and 59th Street – Columbus Circle.
  • Brooklyn-bound D service is being rerouted via the F between West 4th Street and Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue.
  • Brooklyn-bound N rerouted on the R line between Canal Street and DeKalb Ave. In Brooklyn, some N trains are running along the D line between 36th St and Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue.

Please expect delays in service on the A, B, C, D, F, N and R trains at this time.

Leave plenty of time to travel this morning and take alternate routes where possible. I’ll update this post as more information comes in.

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John-2 May 17, 2011 - 9:39 am

Major bottlenecking between West Fourth Street and Second Avenue, since based on that arrangement, the D will have to share trackage with the C and E at W. Fourth to access the switchover to the Sixth Ave. local tracks, and then will have to squeeze in between the F and M from there to B’way-Lafayette (it seems like it would have been better just to switch the C to the A tracks south of 59th and kept it there all the way to Canal while leaving the D on the 8th Avenue local tracks. Not good for Spring Street passengers, but one less complication to worry about).

Kai B May 17, 2011 - 10:32 am

C,E, and M were a mess too. I ended up taking an A that passed “bumper to bumper” trains from 42nd to West 4th. I then took an M that terminated at World Trade Center.

Clarke May 17, 2011 - 5:53 pm

I took an uptown M that transferred to 8th Av at W4. Even the t/o wasn’t sure what had happened (“This is W 4. I guess we’re going up the 8th Av line since we’re on the upper level. Transfer downstairs for 6th Av service.”)

Dan May 17, 2011 - 12:41 pm

N/Q from Astoria Ditmars was delayed. Mass exodus at Lex Av / 59th leaving whole cars next to empty to catch the 4/5/6.

Alex C May 17, 2011 - 12:54 pm

No doubt this resulted in countless sheep along the Culver line standing and looking at D trains refusing to get on because the letter is different.

MaximusNYC May 17, 2011 - 1:35 pm

This morning at Ditmas Ave., I saw at least half a dozen Coney-Island-bound F trains pass (in fairly rapid succession) before a single Manhattan-bound F came along. Not sure if this is connected.

Alek May 17, 2011 - 5:00 pm

They should have the D terminate at 34th street and another one at Atlantic Street this would not be a huge mess where customers could take the N,Q,R


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