PHOTOS: G train derails at Hoyt-Schermerhorn station

150 people evacuated Thursday night, 3 injured

September 11, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Eagle photos by Louise Wateridge
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Three people were injured after a train derailment Thursday night just south of the  Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station on the G line. 

Roughly 150 passengers were safely evacuated, according to the Associated Press, and the FDNY says that two adults and a child were taken to Brooklyn Hospital, according to NBC New York.

“I am thankful that all train riders were evacuated safely and only minor injuries were reported,” said Councilmember Stephen Levin. “We owe our first responders at the NYPD and FDNY a debt of gratitude for their swift action to secure the scene and get those on board to safety. I look forward to an examination of what caused last night’s events so that we can work toward preventing future incidents.”

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The MTA said on its website that “there will be limited G service between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Court Sq and extremely limited G service between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Fulton St. Trains are running in both directions on the Queens-bound track only.” Customers will be able to transfer for free from Fulton St. to Lafayette Ave. on the C line in Fort Greene and there is no G service at this time between Fulton St. and Church Ave, the MTA said.

Officials do not yet know what caused the derailment.


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