As New York City subway accident attorneys, we have seen our fair share of transit-related incidents. But the recent derailment of the Manhattan-bound F train in Brooklyn, following closely on the heels of another derailment on the Upper West Side, raises serious concerns about passenger safety and infrastructure integrity in our city’s subway system.
On Wednesday afternoon, a subway train derailed in Brooklyn – the second such incident in New York City in less than a week. This incident involved the F train going off the elevated tracks between West Eighth Street and Neptune Avenue stations in Coney Island. Remarkably, no injuries were reported among the 34 passengers and three crew members onboard.
While officials, including Richard Davey, president of New York City Transit, are investigating the cause, early speculation suggests issues with the track itself, such as unevenness or a break. This is particularly concerning given that the tracks had been inspected as recently as November, with no issues flagged.