Full service to be restored on 1, 2, 3 lines overnight following subway derailment Hochul announces

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Sunday, January 7, 2024
1 train service willfully resume overnight following derailment
Governor Hochul made the announcement late Saturday night.

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The train that derailed on the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 lines at 96th Street Thursday has been repaired and removed from the tracks, the MTA announced Saturday morning.

Now that the train has been moved, the MTA is will inspect the tracks and infrastructure to determine what repairs are needed.

Governor Hochul announced late Saturday that service will be restored on the 1 2 3 lines overnight Saturday into early Sunday, January 7, 2023. The full restoration of service will come two days after the collision incident, following the removal of two incident trains from the 96 Street subway tunnel, repairs to the tunnel's tracks and the third rail, and a safety inspection of the tunnel area.

"With full service being restored, hundreds of thousands of riders on the west side of Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn will again be able to ride the 1 2 3 lines to get to work, school, and to see friends and loved ones, Hochul says.

The MTA's website and app have the latest service updates.

NTSB officials offered an accounting of events Friday afternoon, saying an unruly passenger began activating emergency brakes onboard a No. 1 train, causing it to go into emergency mode, stopping the train.

Another northbound No. 1 train collided with the disabled train, then partially derailed.

MTA officials appeared to rule out a mechanical failure or a signal malfunction, suggesting human error was the likely cause.

The NTSB is asking anyone with video or imagery from Thursday's collision to email the footage to them at witness@ntsb.gov.

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