Woman Killed by Uptown 6 Train at 77th Street
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)
Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 Updated at 8:53 PM EDT
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.