Derailed Subway Train Causes Major Disruption in Morning Rush
By Marina Lopes
MANHATTAN — A northbound 6 train derailed just outside the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station early Monday, causing massive delays on the 4, 5 and 6 lines which stretched through Monday's commute.
An MTA spokesman said 19 people were evacuated through the subway cars and onto a service train, which took them back to the station at about 4 a.m.
He said two cars had jumped the track. The cause of the derailment was still under investigation Monday morning.
Nobody was hurt during the incident.
Due to the derailment, uptown 6 trains were re-routed to Bowling Green and were running express to Grand Central Station.
The downtown 6 was also running through Bowling Green. The 6, 5 and 4 trains were running local from 125th Street through Manhattan.
The changes caused massive delays for thousands of commuters, especially on the downtown 6 line, where some passengers waited up to 45 minutes to board packed trains.
"Derailed 6 train today meant the BIGGEST delay at Union Sq, should have just walked to work!" tweeted @CharlotteHunt.
"Tough Monday on the Lex-line," traffic guru @GridlockSam said.