Staten Island Railway Train Derails, Injuring 2 Workers, Officials Say

By Aidan Gardiner on May 29, 2014 8:14am 

 Service out of the Tottenville station was suspended after the accident, the MTA said.
Service out of the Tottenville station was suspended after the accident, the MTA said.
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STATEN ISLAND — An MTA conductor and an engineer were injured when their train derailed after hitting a bumper on its way out of the Tottenville station Thursday morning, an MTA spokeswoman said.

The Staten Island Railway train was beginning its run for the day when it struck a bumper at the station about 6:36 a.m., which knocked one of its cars off the rails, the MTA said. No passengers were on board at the time.

The two workers were taken to Staten Island University Hospital and treated for minor injuries, an FDNY spokeswoman said.

It was not immediately clear why the train hit the bumper, but the MTA dispatched investigators to the scene.

Train service was suspended between the Tottenville station and Pleasant Plains in both directions, though shuttle buses were provided, the MTA said.

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