Minor NY City subway derailment causes delays

2017-06-27 18:14
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New York - A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line.

The Fire Department of New York said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries. It said there was smoke but no fire. Delays were reported throughout the subway system.

Passengers interviewed by local TV stations described the train vibrating wildly and bucking as it went off the rails.

"When it first started derailing, there were some screams and shouts," said Steve Epstein. He said there was white smoke and "there was a lot of banging around in that car - it was really bad".

Other trains approaching the station halted in their tracks.

In recent months, several high-profile incidents have occurred, including subway trains stuck in tunnels for an hour or more. In April, a power outage backed up trains around the city and closed a key Manhattan station for 12 hours.


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