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Subway train derails in Brooklyn

Posted at 9:26 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 16:18:26-04

BROOKLYN — A morning rush-hour derailment in Brooklyn is still impacting subway service as the evening rush gets underway, officials said.

The second set of wheels on the second car of a Q train came off the rails at about 8:55 a.m. in Brighton Beach, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said. No one was injured in the incident.

The train was back on the tracks at 1:45 p.m. and on the move as of 3 p.m., he said in an afternoon update.

Still, service on the B and Q lines will continue to be subject to changes in wake of the derailment, according to Ortiz:

  • B/Q trains will run local from Prospect Pk to Kings Highway, then run express from Kings Highway to Brighton Beach.
  • Trains will bypass Ave U and Neck Rd. Customers will have to back ride to get to those stations.

At least a dozen crew members worked to remove the derailed train, AIR11 footage showed. A "reach train" also responded to help customers, Ortiz said.

The MTA called the situation a derailment in a 9:12 a.m. tweet. Minutes later, the MTA's website changed its description of the situation from derailment to "rail condition," then back to derailment.

Friday's derailment is the latest in a series of ongoing transit issues commuters have become all too familiar with.

It's been nearly two weeks since the "summer of hell" project — dubbed such by Gov. Andrew Cuomo — began at Penn Station. The months of repair work was projected to cause a nightmare commute for many, but so far has proven to be a routine inconvenience.

Issues elsewhere have continued, however.

A trash fire on a track in Harlem Monday caused extensive delays across several lines, and pictures tweeted by one commuter were shared hundreds of times and be picked up by numerous news outlets.

The images "sum up just how bad New York's commuter nightmare has gotten," Business Insider reported.

A day later, a Long Island Rain Road train partially derailed, again causing hours of slowdown for commuters.