A subway train carrying 150 passengers derailed in Brooklyn Thursday night affecting rail services on the G line. No major injuries were reported and passengers were evacuated.
The first two wheels of the southbound train went off tracks about 600 feet south of the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station in Downtown Brooklyn at 10:16 p.m., New York Daily News reported, quoting authorities. The cause of the derailment was not known and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was investigating the incident.
Two adults and a child were treated at Brooklyn Hospital for minor injuries. The passengers were reportedly evacuated through the pavement in the tunnel.
“It’s very dark, it has a certain metallic smell you’re not used to,” passenger Katie Lorah told New York Daily News. “It was very intense,” she added.
There were no G train services in directions between Church Avenue in Brooklyn and Court Square in Queens following the derailment.
— Jason Molinet (@jmolinet) September 11, 2015
Brooklyn: U/D MTA IND (G) Train At Hoyt Street, FDNY Reports 10-60 Is At PWH. Train Derailment W/ No Serious Injuries pic.twitter.com/n2yu29bcnF
— NYPD 911 Dispatch (@NYPD911Dispatch) September 11, 2015