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Minor collision between 2 subway trains causes minor derailment in Manhattan – Telemundo New York (47)

Minor collision between 2 subway trains causes minor derailment in Manhattan – Telemundo New York (47)

What you need to know

  • A minor collision between two subway trains culminated in a partial derailment in Manhattan and injured at least 26 people, according to the FDNY.
  • The incident at the 96th Street station near Broadway was reported around 3 p.m.
  • MTA sources said a passenger train collided with an out-of-service train at low speed, causing a minor derailment on the Upper West Side.

NEW YORK — A minor collision between two subway trains caused a partial derailment in Manhattan and injured at least 26 people, according to the FDNY.

The incident at the 96th Street station near Broadway was reported around 3 p.m.

MTA sources said a passenger train collided with an out-of-service train at low speed, causing a minor derailment on the Upper West Side.

At least 26 people suffered minor injuries in the derailment and were taken to area hospitals, according to the FDNY. About 300 to 400 people were on board the derailed passenger train, New York City Transportation Commissioner Richard Davey said.

The passenger train was evacuated, Davy and police said.

The investigation is at an early stage. Davy said the decommissioned train's emergency cables were pulled and damaged, and all but one of the cables were restored. While workers were rewiring the train, a transit official told NBC New York that it “restarted” and started moving despite a red stop sign, causing the crash.

“Obviously, two trains shouldn't collide. Let's get to the bottom of it,” Davey said.

The FDNY was able to respond to the derailment within three minutes. Firefighters requested power cuts on the roads and began evacuation operations. Police officers who were at the station at the time of the collision began to assist passengers, said NYPD Transit Chief Michael M. Kemper said.

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The collision caused “disruption” to subway service through Manhattan for the evening commute, the MTA said.

Traffic in the area was severely affected due to this. The MTA said there was no 1/2/3 service in most parts of Manhattan Thursday night and advised commuters to take the A/B/C/D/R/W trains or local buses.

Some 4/5 trains operate in Brooklyn and some 5 trains operate in The Bronx.

MTA officials hope to restore service through the 96th Street station in time for the Friday morning commute, but they can't guarantee that at this time.

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The MTA recommends that passengers take the N/Q/R trains for service between Manhattan and Brooklyn and the Bx19 for service between Manhattan and the Bronx.

According to the MTA, Metro-North crosses between Marble Hill-225 St and Grand Central-42 St.

According to the NYPD, Columbus Avenue from West 96th Street to West End Avenue was closed for emergency personnel to respond to the scene.

Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a post on X that she was informed of the derailment.

Mayor Eric Adams advised people to avoid the area of ​​96th Street and Broadway.

Late Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced its plans to conduct an investigation into the derailment. NTSB Chairman Jennifer Homandy and a team of investigators are expected to be in New York City on Friday.

A look at a press conference outside the 96th Street subway station on the Upper West Side following a minor collision between two MTA trains.