Subway service disrupted when portion of wall falls onto track and platform in Brooklyn

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NJ Burkett has more on subway service from Bay Ridge.

Subway service in Brooklyn was disrupted Sunday morning when a portion of a wall fell onto the track and part of a platform.

The incident at the 86th Street station In Bay Ridge happened at about 5:28 a.m. when part of the pre-fabricated section of tile wall tumbled down as an R train was entering the station.

Passengers were taken off the train without incident and no injuries were reported.

The MTA says the cleanup should be completed later in the day and normal service will resume.

The train was re-railed as crews worked to remove a wall panel in the railbed.


The MTA says the following service changes are in effect:

--There is no R Subway train service between 36 St (Bklyn) and Bay Ridge-95 St in both directions.

--Some southbound R Subway trains are stopping along the D Subway line from 36 St (Bklyn) to 9 Av then end.

--Some southbound R Subway trains end at Whitehall St-South Ferry.

--Northbound N Subway trains are stopping along the R Subway line from DeKalb Av to Canal St.

These service changes are because of debris on the tracks at 86 Street.

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