Wednesday, January 4, 2017

UPDATED: New York City commuter train derails in Brooklyn, injuring over 100

A New York City train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday's morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area's second major rail accident since late September.

Emergency crews swarmed Atlantic Terminal after the Long Island Rail Road train went off the tracks inside the busy transportation hub at 8:20 a.m. local time, the New York City Fire Department said.

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Ed said...

I had the misfortune of riding that railway a few years ago. It's a disgrace in cleanliness, on time performance and comfort. Never will I ride it again, I'll rent a car instead.

The equipment is old, the tracks are badly in need of grinding and the stations are filthy pig sties. Riding in their system is like a washboard road with lots of clanking undercarriages, squealing brakes and hard thumps going over switches.we saw duct tape holding a window in place on one car.

C.J. Smith said...

I did some reading.
Scary stuff.