Subway riders evacuated after train derailment in Queens

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Subway riders evacuated after train derails in Queens
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Naveen Dhaliwal has the latest developments from Briarwood.

BRIARWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- Service was restored to the F train Sunday following a derailment that forced the evacuation of subway riders in Queens.

Just before 8 p.m. Saturday, a southbound F train derailed between Parsons Boulevard and Sutphin Boulevard in Briarwood.

Officials say the two wheels of the first train car came off the tracks. Right before that happened, the train's brakes went into emergency.

There were 195 people on the train, and everyone on board was evacuated and taken on another train.

No injuries were reported.

Crews worked through the night to get the train back on the tracks and out of the way. An investigation into the cause of the derailment continues.


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