Major Service Changes in Effect After G Train Derails in Brooklyn, Injuring 3

Three people were hurt when a subway carrying nearly 100 passengers derailed Thursday in Brooklyn, causing delays in both directions on the G Line and prompting service changes that are dramatically affecting Friday's commutes and will affect weekend travel, according to officials.

The MTA said the train's two front wheel's derailed 700-feet north of the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, halting service between Church Avenue and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues in both directions.

The cause of the derailment is unclear, but the MTA said it is investigating the possibility that concrete that fell from a wall contributed to it.

Officials led about 80 passengers through the four-car train and the subway tunnel to the platform at Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

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Passengers posted photos and videos to social media showing straphangers being led from the tracks to the platform, where dozens of police officers, firefighters and MTA workers gathered to investigate.

Three people were taken to Brooklyn Hospital following the derailment. Police say one woman became dizzy due to the heat and two others were being treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The MTA implemented a number of service changes Friday and said limited service will continue through the weekend as workers make repairs. Crews hope to have normal service back in time for Monday's morning rush.

The following service changes are in effect:

  • There will be limited G service between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Court Sq.
  • There will be extremely limited G service between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Fulton St running in both directions on the Queens-bound track only. Customers can also use the B38 bus on DeKalb Av (southbound) and Lafayette Av (northbound) as an alternative.
  • Shuttle buses will be running between the Bedford-Nostrand avenues stop, and Hoyt-Schermerhorn in both directions.
  • Some A trains are running local between Utica Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn in both directions.
  • Free transfers will be available from Fulton St on the G Line to Lafayette Av on the C Line as well as from Broadway on the G to Lorimer St on the J/M/Z Lines.
  • No G service between Fulton St and Church Av. From Church Av, customers should take the F. G Line customers between Bergen St and Church Av who normally transfer between the G and A or C at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts should transfer between the F and A or C at Jay St-MetroTech instead.
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