Woman Killed by Uptown 6 Train at 77th Street

By Pei-Sze Cheng and Andrew Siff
|  Thursday, Mar 11, 2010  |  Updated 8:53 PM EDT
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Woman Unable To Escape In Time

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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 19: A passenger rides the 6 train during the morning rush hour December 19, 2005 in New York City. Transit workers continue to negotiate a contract with the Metropolitan Transit Authority while saying a system-wide strike will occur if an agreement is not reached by 12:01 a.m. tonight. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Rush hour turned tragic on one of the city's busiest subway lines Thursday evening when a woman was killed by a northbound 6 train at 77th Street.

The 48-year-old woman was struck just before 3:45 p.m., according to cops, who said she was on the tracks, possibly trying to retrieve an object like a cell phone.

Witnesses say she appeared to see that a train was coming -- but she couldn't get back onto the platform in time.

New York City Transit re-routed uptown service, running trains express from Grand Central Terminal to 125th Street. Downtown trains are running normally, but were skipping 77th Street.

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