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Subway service resumes with extensive delays following Harlem train derailment

Subway service resumes with extensive delays following Harlem train derailment

A staff member of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) stands guard at the entrance of 125 Street Station in Harlem, New York, the United States on June 27, 2017.

The accident occurred about 10 a.m. local time on route A of the NY subway with a train going South.

Julian Robinson said he was stuck on one stopped train for 45 minutes to an hour before rescuers arrived to escort passengers along the tracks into the station. According to the Fire Department of NY, a handful of people were treated for minor injuries following the derailment around 10am.

A Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) spokesman, said: "Customers should never leave a train on their own - it's unsafe and potentially deadly and it requires us to shut down entire lines and delay thousands of other customers because of the safety hazard it presents".

"It's a serious derailment, with quite of bit of damage to signals and some structural damage to the walls", TWU Local 100 Vice President for the Maintenance of Wayn Division Tony Utano said in a statement.

Two cars in the Brooklyn-bound A train careened off the tracks after the emergency brake was activated. Meaning that just as the subway began to reliably tangle itself into knots during every damn rush hour, the MTA unveiled a system by which New Yorkers could easily pull out their phones, take photo and video of the infrastructural decay, and send it directly to our governor.

All passengers on the train were evacuated and authorities were investigating the incident in Manhattan's Harlem section, officials said.

Delays were reported throughout the subway system, which has been plagued by problems this year.

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Bournemouth University and Edinburgh Napier University said they had found similar types of cladding at student halls. British police have increased the toll in the Grenfell Tower fire to 80 dead or presumed dead.

Emergency personnel have responded to a Manhattan subway station where passengers were reporting smoke and a loss of power.

Trapped in the dark, passengers were then asked to exit the train and walk along the third rail, which had been shut off.

Lhota oversaw the subway system's recovery after it was flooded by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

The South Ferry station opened at noon Tuesday, almost five years after it was flooded by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. In recent months, several high-profile incidents have occurred, including subway trains stuck in tunnels for an hour or more.

The panic was caused by the smoke which filled the tunnel.

That initiative directs $14 billion over five years toward improving the subway system. Joseph Lhota, who Cuomo appointed as MTA chairman last Wednesday, was on the scene.

The MTA's Long Island Railroad is also having trouble.


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