3 Hurt in G Train Derailment in Brooklyn, Service Suspended

3 Hurt in G Train Derailment in Brooklyn, Service Suspended

FORT GREENE — Three people were hurt when a G train derailed in Brooklyn Thursday night.


The front two wheels of the train carrying about 80 passengers derailed 700 feet north of the Hoyt-Schermerhorn stationat about 10:34 p.m., according to the MTA.

Three people were taken to an area hospital, one complaining of dizziness and the others with minor injuries, according to the MTA and FDNY.

Passengers said that they had seen signs indicating the G train had been undergoing repairs in the last few weeks, but MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz refused to confirm that work was being done siting an ongoing investigation.

The derailment caused G train service to be suspended from Fulton Street to Church Avenue in both directions during the Friday morning commute, according to the MTA.

The line will have limited service between the Bedford-Nostrand Ave and Fulton Street stops in both directions because of the derailment, according to the MTA. Repairs to the station are expected to continue throughout the weekend, the MTA said.

The MTA was still investigating the cause of the derailment Friday morning.

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