NYC Subway Derailment: Full Story & Must-See Details

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A power outage and smoke condition at the 125th Street subway station has suspended service on multiple subway lines as riders described chaos, including smoke-filled cars and reports of a car off the tracks.

What Happened?

The NYC Transit Twitter account says that trains on the B and C lines have been suspended in both directions between 59th Street and 125th Street due to the outage. A and D trains are holding in stations in Manhattan.

Transit riders have taken to social media to describe the scene and upload photos of smoke filled cars.

One rider noted that the A train broke down and “caught fire” at 125th Street.

“They didn’t let anybody off (except 1 car) until smoke came…” tweeted Benjamin Williams. “One lady began having a panic attack, and most people had to use their shirts to not breathe in the smoke. Some people are crying.”

Williams said one woman emerged from the station with soot all over her hands.

The FDNY confirmed they were responding to a report of smoke in the station.


New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, a subsidiary agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It began operation in October 1904.

Today, it serves north of 5.6 million daily riders on the weekdays and 5.7 million on the weekends.

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