Uber drivers in Brooklyn and Queens are in for a busy weekend. After a G train derailed last night outside of Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, the MTA is reporting limited service on the line until further notice. At 10:34pm, the head car went off its front axles, briefly rocketing the train 700 feet north of the station. MTA officials helped over 80 passengers through an underground tunnel and back into the station. Three passengers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. No serious injuries were reported, and the MTA is yet to reveal the cause of the derailment.
Some passengers shared pictures and tweets of their experience, and commuters who were not on the train per se chimed in with their opinions.
Guess I'm a real New Yorker now. Was on the G train and it derailed. We had to be evacuated. No one hurt, though!— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) September 11, 2015
G TRAIN G TRAIN G TRAIN WHAT WILL WILLIAMSBURG DO WHAT WILL QUEENS DO WHAT WILL ANY OF US DOOOO— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) September 11, 2015
This g train derailment is going to force a lot of news readers to figure out once and for all how to pronounce "Schermerhorn."— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) September 11, 2015
The MTA reports that for the time being there will be limited G train service between Bedford-Nostrand Aves and Court Square and extremely limited service between Bedford-Nostrand Aves and Fulton St on the Queens-bound track only. There will be no G service between Fulton St and Church Ave.
Bus and shuttle transfers are available. Passengers traveling between Bedford-Nostrand Aves and Fulton St can catch the B38 bus on Dekalb Ave or Lafayette Ave as an alternative. Passangers traveling between Fulton St and Court Sq should transfer between the F, A and C as an alternative. Free shuttles are available between Bedford-Nostrand and Hoyt-Schermerhorn stops. For comprehensive shuttle and transfer details and to stay updated on the service changes, visit the MTA site.