NYC subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring 34

Subway service halted on A, B, C, D trains; 3 people injured at 125th/St. Nicholas Ave. station

Subway service halted on A, B, C, D trains; 3 people injured at 125th/St. Nicholas Ave. station

One auto of a subway train derailed in Upper Manhattan, triggering a power outage that halted service on four lines and stranded some straphangers Tuesday morning.

Video shows scared passengers being escorted out of a trapped subway carriage following the derailment as hundreds had to be evacuated.

The chairman of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority said transit officials are investigating why the train's emergency brakes went on before the derailment approaching the station at 125th Street and St Nicholas Avenue.

New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro gave reporters details on the injuries at the scene.

In the transport Department of NY said that the train made an emergency stop, causing the accident, was damaged the way and part of the tunnel.

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Delays were reported throughout the subway system, which has been plagued by problems this year. It says there was smoke but no fire.

Service on the B and C lines is suspended in both directions between 59th Street and 125th Street due to the outage.

According to the agency, A, C, and D trains are being held in stations in both directions.

A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. He said he didn't know if a passenger had pulled the emergency brake.

At least 37 people were injured following an A train derailment in Harlem Tuesday morning.

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Jack Cox, a software developer, said he felt a "large thump" and heard and felt the train grinding for as long as 30 seconds. "Shortly after, we smelled a strong gas smell".

"It is my expectation that with new leadership brought by Joe Lhota, the MTA will address the fundamental issues plaguing the transit system and overhaul the organizational structure of the MTA", the Democratic governor said.

Commuter railroads have fared no better.

The MTA confirmed the accident, tweeting: 'Service disruptions on ABCD trains due to power failure & derailment.

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