Train Derails at Staten Island Ferry, MTA Says

By Janon Fisher and Aidan Gardiner  on August 7, 2014 2:42pm

 The Staten Island Railway derailed on August 7, 2014.
The Staten Island Railway derailed on August 7, 2014.
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STATEN ISLAND — A train derailment at the St. George ferry terminal forced the MTA to evacuate about 90 passengers Thursday, authorities said.

There were no injuries reported after the last car of a four-car train derailed about 2 p.m. as it approached the north end of the rail line, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said. Approximately eight people were on the car that derailed, he said. All the passengers were safely shuttled to the ferry.

This is the second derailment on this line in three months. The cause of the previous mishap is under investigation, Ortiz said.

Service is limited out of the St. George Terminal, running about every 20 minutes through rush hour, Ortiz said.

After 7 p.m., trains will not run between the terminal and Tompkinsville to allow repair crews  to access the derailed train. Travelers can take shuttle buses between the stations.

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