Subway being used by MTA worker derails in Brooklyn, resulting in delays for commute

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, November 5, 2020
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BROOKLYN (WABC) -- A train being used by MTA workers derailed in a Downtown Brooklyn subway tunnel early Thursday, causing delays for the morning commute.

The wheels of the second car of an eight-car northbound N train jumped the track between the Barclays Center and Dekalb Avenue stations at around 3:41 a.m.

Three MTA workers were on the train, none were injured. The minor derailment occurred during the regularly scheduled overnight subway shutdown.

The train has been re-railed and removed.

Service is currently running with extensive delays, but the MTA said it is aiming for a near normal afternoon commute.

B, D, N, Q and R trains are proceeding with extensive delays in both directions.

D and N trains run local between 36 St/ 59 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

Some northbound N trains will run along the Q line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to DeKalb Av.

Some southbound Q trains will run along the R line from Canal St to DeKalb Av.

The MTA is advising passengers to consider using 2, 3, 4 or 5 train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The cause of the derailment is not yet known, the FDNY is investigating.


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