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Wednesday , 23 August 2017
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Train crash injures over 100 in New York

ap_17004529115731_custom-13b653a20f25231b2ef6dc4ab89d218de87865d9-s1100-c15 A train in New York city got derailed and resulted in the injury of over 100 commuters on the Brooklyn terminal. The accident happened at the Brooklyn terminal morning rush hours. The train was said to be carrying 430 passengers and 3 crew members. There were no serious injuries, but authorties have sent over a dozen people to the hospital after the accident. The first two of the six car train are said to be badly damaged.

Emergency crews reached the Atlantic terminal when the Long Island Rail Road train got derailed even though it was travelling at a very low speed. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has said that the locomotive engineer was responsible for not stopping the train and that is what caused the accident. The MTA believed that the train was travelling at a speed of 10 to 15 miles per hour and the engineer should have been able to stop the train.

There were no other major service disruptions on the Long Island Rail Road line system. The US Federal Railroad Administration (USFRA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would be sending investigators to the scene.

The Long Island Rail Road line system is the busiest railway system in the US and serves over 3,30,000 passengers everyday. The Atlantic terminal is the busiest train station in New York as it connects citizens to nine subway lines.

 

 

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