‘A’ train derails on Upper West Side, no injuries

Posted at 6:22 PM, Dec 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-23 13:51:48-05

DERAILED A TRAINNEW YORK (PIX11) –– The A and D express trains have been running on the local track since an A train lost a wheel, and derailed Saturday morning on the Upper West Side.

All the Metropolitan Transit Authority would say was the trains were re-routed due to a “rail condition.” But according to the New York Post, the train lost a wheel just before 9 a.m. near the West 81st Street-Museum Of Natural History station. Published reports say a track problem caused the wheel on the back car to leave the track.
Subway crews evacuated the passengers by backing up a rescue train to the front of the crippled train, dropping them off at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle stop. There haven’t been any reports of injuries.

Meanwhile, the MTA announced around noon, that downtown A and D trains will be running on the local tracks between the 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle stations, until further notice. All C Train service has been suspended while the A line runs local.