Defects Not Found F-train Derailment Tracks

By Catherine Yang, Epoch Times

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been working on recreating the conditions of the F-train derailment in Woodside, Queens this May, leaving 1,000 passengers stuck, in a lab. Preliminary reports found there were no defects to the rail, said Transit president Carmen Bianco Monday.

“The rail itself conforms to transit specifications,” Bianco said.

Transit officials previously said the rails had been newly made and recently installed. The investigation continues and they will study other aspects. 

Nineteen were injured in May when the middle eight cars of the train derailed near the 61st Street station in Woodside, but there were no deaths. The F-train had derailed that Friday morning and local service returned later the same day. Full service resumed in time for rush hour Monday.