'A' Train Derailment Causes Power Outage, Extensive Subway Delays In Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – An A train hit debris and partially derailed pulling into a station in Lower Manhattan on Sunday morning, causing a power outage across the tracks and suspending service in both directions south of 14th Street, said Interim Transit President Sarah Feinberg .

As a result, there are extensive delays on the A, C, D, E and F lines in Manhattan , while northbound trains are being rerouted.

Feinberg said a northbound A train hit debris as it was pulling into the station, “resulting in a wheel leaving the track.”

Police said the train derailed after someone threw debris from a construction project onto the tracks.

Everyone onboard was able to get off the train, but a fire department spokesperson said three passengers suffered minor injuries.

Riders were safely evacuated from another train that was stuck in the tunnel near 34th Street when the power went out, transit officials said.

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