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Minor New York City subway derailment causes outage, delays

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Edmund Collier | 28 June, 2017, 02:22

Almost three dozen of people were injured on Tuesday amid New York City subway train derailmant, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) said in a message, Sputnik reported.

Authorities said the southbound train struck a tunnel wall just before 10 a.m., causing two cars to derail near the 125th-street station in Harlem.

Commuters shared images and videos on social media of passengers navigating dark train cars during the outage.

The incident, described by the New York City Emergency Management Department as a partial derailment, caused a power outage affecting all six tracks from West 119th Street to West 125th Street.

Danny said passengers pried the train doors open to get to another auto, which was pitch black and also had smoke.

The A, C and D trains are holding in stations in both directions, the MTA announced.

'The brakes went into emergency and we need to determine why'.

"This, to the best of my knowledge, does not look like a failure on the part of equipment, does not look like a failure on the part of the track itself", he said.

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Passengers were evacuated and employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) arrived on the scene to examine the vehicle.

An FDNY spokesperson said there have been reports of smoke and a possible derailment, while confirming at least three people have been injured. It said there was smoke, but no fire.

The Riders Alliance, an organization of subway and bus riders in NY, blamed the derailment on the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo.

"People were going insane and it was very chaotic and traumatizing", said subway rider Jazmil Genao.

Julian Robinson said he was stuck on one of them for about an hour before rescuers arrived to escort passengers along the tracks into the station.

It was not yet clear if the power failure was associated with the derailment, but casualties kept rising the three injuries originally reported, according to NY1.

Riders Alliance Executive Director John Raskin also asked Gov. Cuomo to fix a problem that seems never-ending.

Service along several subway lines were partially suspended while crews worked to remove the derailed train.

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