NEW YORK(CBSNewYork/AP) — Some subway service along Queens Boulevard was suspended again Saturday night as Metropolitan Transportation Authority crews work to remove the subway cars that derailed on Friday morning.
As many as 1,000 riders were rescued after an “F” train derailed in Woodside, Queens at around 10:30 a.m.
Nineteen people were injured when six of the train’s eight cars went off the rails, CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell reported.
Local service was restored to the E and F lines Saturday afternoon for the first time since the derailment, WCBS 880 reported.
However, the MTA had to suspend service on several lines along Queens Boulevard again Saturday night so that crews can remove the remaining cars and complete repairs. The suspension is expected to run until 9 a.m. Sunday.
The overnight suspension impacts the E, F, and R subway lines, the MTA said.
The following service changes will remain in effect through at least 9 a.m. Sunday:
– The E line will run in two sections.
1) World Trade Center to Queens Plaza
2) Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer
– The F line will run in two sections.
1) Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 21st Street-Queensbridge
2) Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to Jamaica-179th Street
– F line service operates express between Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue and Forest Hills-71st Avenue.
– The R line will run between Bay Ridge-95th Street and 57th Street-7th Avenue in Manhattan.
Free shuttle bus service will be available for customers at the affected stops between Queens Plaza and Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue and between 21st Street-Queensbridge and Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.