F train service restored following derailment in Coney Island; officials investigate tracks
Service on the F train has been restored after a subway train derailed on an elevated track in Coney Island Wednesday.
The MTA says Northbound F trains will run at slower speeds Thursday morning near West 8th Street while the repairs continue.
F train service has been restored in Brooklyn after we moved a train that derailed and inspected tracks near W 8 St-NY Aquarium.
F trains have resumed service between Avenue X and Coney Island.
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) January 11, 2024
The incident occurred on the subway track that runs above West 6th Street between 8th Street and Neptune Avenue stations just before 12:30 p.m.
The MTA moved the train that derailed and inspected the tracks where the derailment occurred.
After the train derailed, rescue cars evacuated 37 people, including workers, within an hour. No injuries were reported.
“The train just shook, and it went up on its side, so that’s what it felt like. So, I knew right away it was a derailment. I’ve never experienced it before, but it was obvious,” said Gregory Perelshteim, a passenger on the F train.
The train was coming into the Neptune station at the time of the incident.
The cause of the derailment was not immediately made clear. Transit authority officials said the railcar was relatively new and the investigation is now focused on the tracks themselves.
“The track needs to be straight in order for the train to run on top of it safely and without a slow speed derailment,” NYC Transit President Richard Davey said.