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Today's Lead: Service Returns to Normal as Investigation Into Derailment Continues

by David Howard King, May 05, 2014


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects service to return to normal today after an F Train derailed in Queens on Friday. A break was found in a newly installed track around the 65th Street Station in Woodside, Queens. The derailment that occurred at 10:30 a.m. on Fridaywas the worst for the New York City subway system in more than two decades. The MTA has sent the track for metallurgical testing to determine if there was a flaw with the metal that caused the break or if there was a problem with the installation. The new track that broke is dated 2013. Ten people remain hospitalized since the accident - four of them have life-threatening injuries.

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