Nonprofit calls for transit officials to declare state of emergency following 2 subway train derailments

Passengers United stressed that two derailments in less than a week is a sign that something is seriously wrong.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2024, 11:21 PM

Updated 182 days ago

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A nonprofit made up of commuters is calling on elected officials to declare a state of emergency throughout the subway system following two train derailments.
The F train was back up and running on Thursday after a derailment a day earlier in Coney Island.
Passengers United said more must be done to protect commuters and transit workers.
On Wednesday, the organization said it was a miracle no one was hurt but stressed that two derailments in less than a week is a sign that something is seriously wrong.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority President Richard Davey that he believes the two subway derailment incidents were not connected whatsoever.
Passengers United, however, is asking for better preventative measures to be put in place and added that they have reached out to the MTA.


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