All derailed subway cars removed from tracks

Posted at 6:11 PM, May 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-04 18:11:09-04

The MTA has removed all subway cars that derailed in a Queens tunnel Friday. (MTA)

NEW YORK (AP) — All of the subway cars that derailed in a Queens tunnel have been removed from the tracks.

Service is partially restored from Friday’s incident, which injured 19 and stranded hundreds. The E and F trains have been running locally on the Queens Boulevard line since Sunday morning.

A rail snapped and caused six cars of a Manhattan-bound F train to leave the tracks. MTA officials are investigating why the rail broke just weeks after being installed.

MTA crews are working to repair the damage and restore service on all four affected lines by 5 a.m. Monday. The R and M trains in Queens are still not running.

Four remaining subway cars on the eight-car train were removed Saturday from the tunnel between the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station and Queens Plaza.