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Derailment Causes Subway Delays on No. 4, 5 and 6 Trains

Monday, October 24, 2011

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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.

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