A person was hit by a train at the 66th Street station on the 1 line, causing changes on the Broadway line and confusion for many passengers. The person’s condition was not immediately known.
Fourth Update, 5:34 p.m.: “Witnesses state the [man] walked between train cars on a moving S/B #2 train and jumped off between 72 Street and 66 Street,” the NYPD reported. “The train was put into emergency and stopped at the location. Police, fire and EMS responded to the scene where the [man] was removed from underneath the train, conscious and alert. The [man] was removed to [Mt. Sinai West] in critical condition.”
Third Update, 5:20 p.m.: The person struck was a male, the train was a southbound 2, according to an NYPD spokesperson. The man was listed as “not likely to die.” He was taken to Mt. Sinai West, with “a laceration to the head,” and was “conscious and aware.” It has not been determined how he was hit by the train. The investigation is ongoing.
Second Update, 4:10 p.m.: 1, 2 and 3 train service has been restored.
Update: All 1, 2 and 3 line service was suspended in Manhattan.
There are delays and multiple impacts in 1/2/3/4/5 train service while NYPD and EMS respond to a customer who was struck by a train at 66 St-Lincoln Center.
There is no 1/2/3 train service in Manhattan. https://t.co/4enpDYJNpl
— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCTSubway) March 22, 2021
Northbound trains were holding at station in midtown.
Customers lined up at the station booth on 96th looking for answers (the tweet below says the station impacted was 72nd street, but we’re not sure why there’s a discrepancy.)
With a customer hit by a train at 72nd Street @transportworker Station Agent thronged by passengers at 96th asking for transfers and system updates #essentialworkers @TTDAFLCIO pic.twitter.com/w3HTzaFgBn
— TWU Local 100 (@TWULocal100) March 22, 2021
This is a breaking story, we expect to have more information later.
Whoa. How did the person get in the tracks?
I had to wait for more than one hour on the train 2.
@Nadia – my worst nightmare. Especially under Covid conditions. I always wonder why the MTA can;t move trains foward or back to get to the nearest station and have the stuck people disembark to freedom
I was on a train affected by the power cutoff…and we inched our way into 50th Street so we could all get out from the front car that made it into the station.
It certainly would have impacted multiple stations – in a case like this where they have to halt all service, they instruct the train operators to hold at the next station. In most cases, trains between stations can get into the next station and discharge passengers. This would not be the case, obviously, for the train involved in the incident. That train would not be allowed to move. So it would have impacted passengers at 72nd Street, 96th Street, and beyond, in both directions.