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Volume 19 Issue 53 | May 18 -24, 2007

W.T.C. subway accident

A large wire cable fell from the ceiling and in between two subway cars in a tunnel near the Chambers St.-World Trade Center subway station at about 8:15 a.m. Wed. May 9, according to New York City Transit spokespersons. No one was injured.

The accident jammed up subway traffic on the station’s Downtown A, C and E lines during the morning rush hour, causing delays of 20 to 30 minutes. There were also delays throughout Wednesday morning on the F, G and V trains as subway employees worked to fix the problem. Normal service resumed at noon.

Subway officials said the wire cable that fell, called a conduit, was simply old and was likely shaken loose after many years of use. The conduit sits underneath the subway and generates a power supply as the subway moves over it.

— Chris Bragg with Alyssa Giachino





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