Derailment Causes Subway Delays on No. 4, 5 and 6 Trains
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 07:51 AM
The derailment of an uptown No. 6 train in Lower Manhattan on Monday morning caused extensive delays and service changes on the No. 4, 5 and 6 subway lines during the morning rush.
Nineteen people were evacuated Monday morning after two cars of an uptown No. 6 train derailed between Brooklyn Bridge and Canal Street, MTA spokesman Charles Seaton said. No one was injured.
"We're in the process now of re-railing the train," Seaton said at 7:15 a.m. "After that inspections will be done. We hope to have service restored later this morning."
MTA crews are investigating the cause of the derailment.
Uptown No. 4, 5 and 6 trains are currently running express between Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central.
Downtown No. 6 trains have been rerouted and are going to Bowling Green.
The MTA is encouraging riders to take the No. 1, 2, 3, N, Q, or R trains when possible.
Check the MTA's website for the latest.