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Delays and Other Headaches Greet Commuters After 'A' Train Derailment

By Aidan Gardiner | June 28, 2017 8:55am | Updated on June 28, 2017 9:26am

NEW YORK CITY — New Yorkers trying to hurry to work Wednesday morning were met with a subway system snarled by delays, crowded platforms, rerouted trains and some lines that were simply suspended nearly 24 hours after an A train derailed in Harlem, injuring 34 people and damaging the subway tunnel.

The transit headaches were triggered Tuesday by a southbound A train that ran over an unsecured rail that lay on the tracks, triggering the emergency brake and jostling two cars off the tracks, officials said.

On Wednesday morning, trains along the A, B, C and D lines had been subject to various reroutings and cancelations up until about 8:50 a.m., when regular service resumed with "extensive delays," the MTA said.

Unrelated to the derailment, trains along the 1, 2 and 3 lines were disrupted Wednesday morning because of a train with mechanical problems near Chambers Street. Those disruptions also cleared about 8:50 a.m., the MTA said.

Commuters took to social media Wednesday morning to vent their frustration about delays and crowded platforms.