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Posted May 2, 2014 by Marie-D in News
 
 

Brooklyn-Bound F Subway Train Derails In Woodside, Queens

Early Friday morning emergency crews were on the scene after a Brooklyn-bound F train derailed in Woodside Queens.

The derailment happened around 10:40 a.m. on the express tracks in a tunnel at 65th and Broadway. According to CBS News:

 

It’s still not clear exactly what caused the train to jump the tracks, but some of the passengers said the train sped up and then came to a jolting stop, CBS 2?s Kathryn Brown reported.

“We kind of accelerated a little bit and then the lights flickered and then we didn’t move,” one woman said.

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics with stretchers converged on the area of 60th Street and Broadway where the FDNY has an access point to get into the tunnel.

About an hour after the derailment, hundreds of people could be seen exiting from the access point where there are stairs leading from the tunnel to the street, CBS 2?s Jim Smith reported.

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Kathryn Brown (@KathrynBrownTV) May 02, 2014

A few were seen being treated on stretchers and some minor injuries have been reported.

“There were a couple of people who were having trouble breathing, but no one was hurt, thank God, and everyone is safe,” a passenger said. “It was a regular New York City day, I guess.”

As a result there are several service changes in effect:

– There is no E train service between Jamaica Ctr-Parsons Archer and Queens Plaza in both directions.
– There is no F train service between Jamaica-179 St and 21 St-Queensbridge in both directions.
– There is no M train service between 71 Av-Forest Hills and Essex St. in both directions.
– There is no R train service between 71 Av-Forest Hills and 57 St-7 Av in both directions.

As an alternate, customers can take the 7, J or Z train into Manhattan.