Bedbugs Reported On Another N Train; Conductor Says She Was Bitten
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bedbugs were reported on yet another subway train Monday, when a conductor reported she was bitten on an N Train.
The conductor reported the bite on a Coney Island-bound N Train Monday afternoon, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
She requested medical attention and was taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center, the MTA said.
That train was removed from service, and exterminators were immediately notified, the MTA said.
Bedbugs have been found on at least four more subway trains this month alone, three of them N Trains.
On Aug. 9, a transit union official told the Daily News that a No. 5 train was taken out of service after a rider saw a bedbug fall off a homeless man.
Earlier that week, the MTA confirmed that three separate N trains were taken out of service after bedbugs were found on board.
The critters were found in the seat cushions of the train cabs, where motormen and conductors sit.
One woman told WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola she was disgusted to hear about the latest bedbug incident, but she is still going to ride the trains.
“I have no choice,” she said. “I have to use it. It’s the only way I can get to the city.”
Another woman said extermination should be a top priority for the MTA.
“It’s everyday travel, so it really definitely creeps me out,” she said. “The city should be taking care of this where this shouldn’t happen.”
Spokesman Adam Lisberg said the MTA cannot check riders for bedbugs before letting them on trains.
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