New York City subway train derails, dozens injured

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Hours after a southbound A train derailed just outside the 125th Street station in Harlem, the MTA is gearing up for today's evening commute.

Commuters shared images and videos on social media of passengers navigating dark train cars during the outage.

Six patients suffered minor injuries after one vehicle of a southbound A train hit the wall of a tunnel at West 128th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Harlem.

The New York City Emergency Management Department said the event was a partial derailment and power outages occurred on A, B, C and D trains.

Riders on the A, C, B and D trains will be improvising their way through the city until further notice after the derailment of a downtown A train and a power failure Tuesday, the MTA said.

Delays were reported throughout the subway system, which has been plagued by problems this year.

He said there was white smoke, and "there was a lot of banging around in that vehicle - it was really bad".

Service on the A train between the Jay Street/MetroTech and 207th Street stations was suspended while the C was not running at any point along the line.

Several other trains which were also stopped as a result of a the derailment were also evacuated.

Joe Lhota (LOH'-tuh) says there were no initial indications of equipment or track failure before two cars derailed and scraped a wall on Tuesday morning. He said he didn't know yet if a passenger had pulled the emergency brake. "Shortly after, we smelled a strong gas smell". The sparks caused a small fire that lasted only briefly, Nigro said.

Six people are believed to have been injured in the accident in Harlem, New York which took place at 9.45am local time.

The Riders Alliance, an organization of subway and bus riders in NY, blamed the derailment on the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo.

Jack Cox, a software developer, said he felt a "large thump" and heard and felt the train grinding for as long as 30 seconds. And with shuttle bus service already underway, chances aren't looking good for a smooth ride home.