Subway derailment causes chaotic morning commute

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Two subway cars of an A train derailed Tuesday morning at the 125th Street station in Harlem, causing four minor injuries, sources told the Post.

Passengers took to social media to describe the unfolding drama in which smoke filled the stricken train at St. Nicholas Avenue.

“Train derailment near 125 A train. Huge bang, sparks and smoke. We were stuck underground for a while …,” .

“There was a crash and the subway literally broke. F—eerie. The floor of the train was literally broken,” another passenger tweeted.

“Just got evacuated from a smoke filled train in probably the most terrifying 15 minutes of my NYC life,” .

A third passenger said the train derailed about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday.

“Just got off the derailed A train that crashed into the subway wall,” .

“Folks calmed quickly and within 5 minutes MTA personelle were clearing passengers forward onto the 125 platform,” . “Passengers were scared but considerate.”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority did not immediately provide details about the derailment.

Passengers are evacuated through the subway tunnels following a derailment.Twitter @nrik_nyc

The MTA posted alerts on its website that the incident involved a power outage that stopped service on the A, B, C and D lines.

“The investigation between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 125th Street is causing delays in both directions,” the MTA announced earlier.

There was no A train service between Jay Street-MetroTech and Inwood-207th Street in both directions.

B train service was suspended between Brighton Beach and 145th Street in both directions.

On the C line, service was suspended between Euclid Avenue and 168th Street in both directions.

There was no D train service between 42nd Street-Bryant Park and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium in both directions.

Shuttle D train service between 161st Street-Yankee Stadium and Inwood-205th Street was being provided in both directions.

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