Two MTA supervisors have been suspended over Tuesday's subway derailment in Harlem, a collision that forced hundreds of panicked riders to flee through darkened tunnels and crippled the transit system for the day.
Emergency service personnel work at the scene of a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of NY.
The accident occurred about 10 a.m. local time on route A of the NY subway with a train going South. The train cars crashed into a wall near the 125th St station in northern Manhattan, newly-minted Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) chief Joseph Lhota said.
The Fire Department New York (FDNY) said the smoke was caused by rubbish setting on fire. To address the issue, the MTA said it would begin a "system-wide initiative" to tackle track and signal issues, equipment failures, and other problems contributing to delays.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which manages the city's aging public transit system, said the situation was under investigation.
In a statement issued.
A southbound A train struck the wall of a tunnel around 9:48 a.m., causing two subway cars to derail at West 128th Street, officials said.
Lhota said investigators will determine why the emergency brake turned on.
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He says seven people sustained minor injuries, mostly smoke inhalation.
"I will vouch for reports that the train left the rails", another passenger, Mary Hodges, said.
Cox said smoke started coming in from one end of the auto.
MacKrell then tweeted about the evacuation, saying: 'Folks calmed quickly and within 5 minutes MTA personelle were clearing passengers forward onto the 125 platform. "New Yorkers deserve better", the governor said.
Passengers posted photos and video on social media as they walked through the tunnel with no light. Emergency crews shut off track power after derailments to prevent evacuees from being electrocuted.
Lhota, who was appointed as the MTA's chairman last week with a mandate to get the system back on track, had to skip a planned media tour of the refurbished station to deal with the derailment.
The MTA's Long Island Railroad is also having trouble.