A Train Derails at 125th Street

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A Train Derails at 125th Street

Postby Nicholas Chen » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:54 am

From NY1: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/new ... rvice.html

NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says an investigation is under way after an A train derailed near the 125th Street station this morning.

It happened around 10:15 a.m.

Subway riders on social media say they were evacuated from the train after it came to a grinding halt.
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Re: A Train Derails at 125th Street

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:50 pm

Mod note: Let's keep the speculation to a minimum
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Re: A Train Derails at 125th Street

Postby electricron » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:33 pm

Great to read that no one was seriously hurt. I hope everyone injured gets well soon.
It'll be interesting to learn why the emergency brake application occurred upon the release of any report.
Is the NTSB investigating this derailment?
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Re: A Train Derails at 125th Street

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:55 pm

Read thru 6 pages on this wreck at NYC transit Forum,a few cars have sideswipe damage,3rd rail damage,1 or 2 switches damaged,a few signals
were taken out during the wreck. Unknown cause of why/how the set went into emergency brake mode.
No word if the NTSB was called. Good news was only 3 major injuries,plenty of minor injuries.
Will pass on the R-46 and "locked door" comments.
There's been word of an "improperly" stored piece of rail may have been part of the problem*.
http://www.nydailynews.com has some details and a photo gallery(warning:may/may not be "paywalled")

* http://abc7ny.com report
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Re: A Train Derails at 125th Street

Postby Head-end View » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:44 pm

Was the train involved an R-46 or R-68? Most or all of the news coverage I saw showed R-68's Not much difference. Both are 75 ft. cars with locked-end doors, right?
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Re: A Train Derails at 125th Street

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:27 pm

The "A" seems to get R-46's as the norm,that's was in the NYC transit forum thread.
From a NY Daily news article,2 track supervisors suspended without pay,reportedly for "improperly" storing a piece
of rail at the derailment site,after work was done on last Monday.
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Re: A Train Derails at 125th Street

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:50 am

It was 46s...there's literally ONE set of 68s that runs around on the A during PM rush.
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