Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017
A subway train from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority derailed and created travel chaos in Queens during the early hours of Sunday, 29th January. The railway authorities had to suspend all the rail services on the line for the entire night after the derailment.
Marisa Baldeo, the spokeswoman for MTA, informed that around 12:45 am local time, while entering the Mets-Willets Point station, four wheels of the northbound 7 train came out after it derailed. But none of the passengers were gravely injured as the rail operator pulled the emergency brake.
Sources informed that all the passengers were evacuated from the train safely by the railway officials. The derailed train was later pulled from its service.
Around 7:05 am local time, in both the directions the rail services resumed.