Derailment injures 34 people, halts subway service in Manhattan



MANHATTAN (WPIX) — At least 34 people were injured in a derailment that caused chaotic, smoky conditions at a Manhattan station, and halted subway service on the A, B, C and D lines Tuesday.

Those hurt suffered non-life threatening injuries in the derailment at 125 St/St. Nicholas Ave, according to FDNY.

The train ride was unusually rough and rocky ride during the derailment, and smoke became visible once it stopped, according to passenger Kelly Kopp.

"I felt like I saw an explosion, or a fire or something, I didn't know," Kopp said.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: A Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) worker enters a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017 in New York City. Thirty-four people suffered minor injuries in the subway derailment which causes major delays throughout the morning and afternoon. This is the latest incident for the MTA, the largest subway system in the country, and has city officials scrambling to make repairs and updates to the aging system. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MTA workers work to repair the tracks following yesterday's train derailment at 125th Street Subway Station in Harlem on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (Photo by Anthony DelMundo/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 -- A staff member of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) stands guard at the entrance of 125 Street Station in Harlem, New York, the United States on June 27, 2017. At least 34 people were injured from a subway derailment in upper Manhattan of New York city Tuesday morning, fire officials said. (Xinhua/Yang Shilong via Getty Images)
MTA workers work to repair the tracks following yesterday's train derailment at 125th Street Subway Station in Harlem on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (Photo by Anthony DelMundo/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 -- Rescuers stand by near the site of a subway derailment in Harlem, New York, the United States, on June 27, 2017. At least 34 people were injured from a subway derailment in upper Manhattan of New York City Tuesday morning, fire officials said. (Xinhua/Xu Keshuang via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: An Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) worker grabs a glove while entering a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017 in New York City. Thirty-four people suffered minor injuries in the subway derailment which causes major delays throughout the morning and afternoon. This is the latest incident for the MTA, the largest subway system in the country, and has city officials scrambling to make repairs and updates to the aging system. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers stand outside of a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017 in New York City. Thirty-four people suffered minor injuries in the subway derailment which causes major delays throughout the morning and afternoon. This is the latest incident for the MTA, the largest subway system in the country, and has city officials scrambling to make repairs and updates to the aging system. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Firefighters walk near a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017 in New York City. Thirty-four people suffered minor injuries in the subway derailment which causes major delays throughout the morning and afternoon. This is the latest incident for the MTA, the largest subway system in the country, and has city officials scrambling to make repairs and updates to the aging system. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Firefighters walk near a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017 in New York City. Thirty-four people suffered minor injuries in the subway derailment which causes major delays throughout the morning and afternoon. This is the latest incident for the MTA, the largest subway system in the country, and has city officials scrambling to make repairs and updates to the aging system. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Firefighters walk near a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017 in New York City. Thirty-four people suffered minor injuries in the subway derailment which causes major delays throughout the morning and afternoon. This is the latest incident for the MTA, the largest subway system in the country, and has city officials scrambling to make repairs and updates to the aging system. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: An Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) worker stands near a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017 in New York City. Thirty-four people suffered minor injuries in the subway derailment which causes major delays throughout the morning and afternoon. This is the latest incident for the MTA, the largest subway system in the country, and has city officials scrambling to make repairs and updates to the aging system. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: A Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) worker enters a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017 in New York City. Thirty-four people suffered minor injuries in the subway derailment which causes major delays throughout the morning and afternoon. This is the latest incident for the MTA, the largest subway system in the country, and has city officials scrambling to make repairs and updates to the aging system. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The power then went off and the train doors remained locked, prompting some passengers to panic and scream, according to Kopp.

"All doors, everything was locked. We had to kick the windows out of the subway doors. I mean, they're shattered on the floor, the glass," Kopp said.

The train derailed at about 9:45 a.m. and riders were evacuated by 11:05 a.m., according to the MTA.

In an update at 1:02 p.m., the MTA said to expect delays on A, B, C, D, E, F and M lines.

Images on social media show firefighters on scene and smoky conditions.

"Huge bang, sparks and smoke. We were stuck underground for a while but it seems nobody was hurt," Gabriela Martinez said.

Passengers were also apparently evacuated from a B train, images on social media showed, but it was not immediately clear why.

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