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Subway Train Derailment Causes Disruptions in New York City

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A subway train derailed in New York City on Thursday, resulting in a collision with another train and leaving over 20 people with minor injuries. The incident occurred during the afternoon rush hour, causing significant service disruptions across Manhattan.

As a result of the accident, service on the 1, 2, and 3 lines in most of Manhattan was suspended, causing inconvenience to commuters. Efforts are underway to clear the tracks and resume service by Friday morning’s commute, although officials have stated that this cannot be guaranteed.

The out-of-service train became stuck after someone pulled multiple emergency stop cords, according to Richard Davey, the president of New York City transit for the MTA. At a press conference, Davey emphasized the importance of determining why two trains had collided and assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted.

Unfortunately, the aging New York subway system has been grappling with various issues in recent years, including power outages, signal problems, and other breakdowns.

Firefighters were called to assist in evacuating passengers from both the in-service train involved in the collision and another train that had to halt in the tunnel. In total, seven passengers and one crew member were taken to hospitals for treatment. Several emergency vehicles, including those belonging to the police, fire department, and MTA responders, were present at the scene.

The incident serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by the New York subway system and the need for ongoing efforts to improve its reliability and safety measures.

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