Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
U.S. | By Monique Johnson

Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment

Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment

The number of subway delays has more than doubled, to 70,000 a month, from about 28,000 a month in 2012, The New York Times reported in February.

Emergency service personnel work at the scene of a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of NY.

And one witness told CBS New York: 'All of a sudden it was like the train just started like banging against the walls of the tunnel.

Passengers on one train tell WABC that it felt like it jumped off the tracks at around 125th Street.

A subway vehicle derailed in Manhattan Tuesday morning causing at least three minor injuries, CBS New York reports. Firefighters later confirmed that after the accident was the smoke tunnel, but the reports of open flames or fire were reported.

New Yorkers are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to address subway issues after a Tuesday derailment injured at least 39 passengers and caused massive disruptions along seven different lines.

Joe Lhota (LOH'-tuh) says there were no initial indications of equipment or track failure before two cars derailed and scraped a wall on Tuesday morning.

The chairman of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says transit officials are investigating why the train's emergency brakes went on before the derailment approaching the station at 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. "I've never experienced anything like this in my life and I've been in NY all my life". He said he didn't know yet if a passenger had pulled the emergency brake.

That train was evacuated, Lhota said, as were three other trains in the same tunnel. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.

Trapped in the dark, passengers were then asked to exit the train and walk along the third rail, which had been shut off.

The South Ferry station on the No. 1 line reopened after $340 million worth of repairs.

Photos and videos posted on social media by terrified straphangers give an insight into what happened.

The panic was caused by the smoke which filled the tunnel. In April, a power outage backed up trains around the city and closed a key Manhattan station for 12 hours.

Commuter railroads also have had problems.

Like this: