Crews work through the weekend (and promise service on Monday) after subway derails in Queens

Posted at 10:59 PM, May 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-05 06:44:36-04

It’s still could be a different ride for the Monday morning commute in Queens, although the MTA says the schedule should return to normal by Monday morning at 5 a.m.

All weekend there have been delays along the Queens Boulevard line, which was the site of a derailment at 65th Street about 10:20 a.m. Friday morning. The train cars remained upright but the wheels of the cars came off the tracks and caused damage. About 1,000 riders had to be evacuated from the tunnel Friday and 19 people required treatment. Crews had a lot of work to do.

E and F line local service slowly resumed along the Queens Blvd Line Saturday as workers removed the derailed train from the southbound express tracks. The MTA says work is continuing to repair track and other infrastructure “in the anticipation of restoring normal, full service on the lines.”

The MTA says the track that caused the derailment was recently replaced. Sections of track are routinely fixed and the MTA says it inspects all areas twice a week. The investigation continues.

CLICK HERE: MTA Spokesman describes plan for Monday