NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says an investigation is under way after an A train derailed as it came into the 125th Street station Tuesday morning, injuring more than two dozen riders.
It happened around 10:15 a.m.
Subway riders on social media say they were evacuated from the southbound train after it came to a grinding halt.
Newly appointed MTA chair Joe Lhota says the train’s emergency brakes engaged at some point, causing two of the cars to derail and scrape against the station’s wall.
It’s unclear what caused the brakes to engage.
Lhota says the smoke conditions reported by riders was the result of sparks and garbage on the tracks.
All riders who were stuck on trains due to the incident have been evacuated.
The city fire department says roughly 34 passengers were being treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Patients have been taken to Harlem and Columbia Presbyterian hospitals.
Due to the derailment, service on the A, B, C, and D trains are being affected.
There is no B train service between Brighton Beach and 145th Street in both directions.
C train service is suspended between Euclid Ave and 168th Street in both directions.
There is no D train service between 42nd Street-Bryant Park and Inwood-205 St. in both directions.
For the latest updates, visit mta.info.
By NY1 News
Updated Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 12:19 PM EDT