100 passengers rescued from disabled train in Queens
In a dramatic turn of events, a disabled J train in Queens required a swift rescue operation to ensure the safety of its passengers.
On a Tuesday afternoon, as the train was making its way on elevated tracks, it came to a halt between Jamaica Avenue and 131st Street at approximately 3 p.m. This incident unfolded as the train ascended from the underground Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer station.
Chopper 2’s Dan Rice, who was on the scene,
observed passengers in every car of the train, except for the lead car. Firefighters, on a mission to ensure the well-being of everyone on board, were seen moving from one car to another. Remarkably, despite the tense situation, there were no reported injuries among the approximately 100 passengers.
In response to the emergency, the MTA dispatched a rescue train, successfully evacuating all riders from the affected train.
Mechanical experts were promptly dispatched to investigate the root cause of the incident.
As a result of this mishap, J train service was temporarily suspended between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer in the early hours of Tuesday evening. Thankfully, regular service on the J train route resumed around 7:30 p.m., albeit with significant delays in both directions.