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Commuter status: MTA restores limited service on A, B, D lines

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 22:19:36-04

NEW YORK — MTA officials say limited local service on the A, B and D lines should be restored by 5 p.m. C service remains suspended.

A Tuesday morning derailment  injured nearly three dozen people after a train came off the tracks at 125 St- 8 Av in Harlem.

NYCT has resumed limited A Subway, B Subway and D Subway service as follows: A Subway trains are running local between 168 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle, and express between 59 St and Canal St.

In Brooklyn, Lefferts Blvd A Subway trains are running local and Far Rockaway A Subway trains are running express; B Subway trains are operating between Brighton Beach and 96 St-2 Av. C Subway service remains suspended. D Subway trains are running local between 205 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle, and normal between 59 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

The derailed train, which has body damage and caused signal, switch, and track damage, is in the process of being removed from the express track.

MTA workers will be doing repairs overnight. They’ll also be checking signals and track infrastructure. They hope to restore normal scheduled service in time for the morning rush on Wednesday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released the following statement:

“While the investigation is ongoing, this morning’s subway derailment is an unacceptable manifestation of the system’s current state. New Yorkers deserve better. We are grateful to the first responders for their able assistance. It is my expectation that with new leadership brought by Joe Lhota, the MTA will address the fundamental issues plaguing the transit system and overhaul the organizational structure of the MTA. As I have told Joe, any support the MTA needs to get through this crisis, will be provided.”