- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say part of a Staten Island Railway train has jumped its tracks, but no injuries have been reported.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the last car of the four-car train derailed as it approached the St. George Terminal around 1:50 p.m. Thursday. The car remained upright.

Some 90 riders were aboard the train, eight of them in the car that derailed. The Fire Department helped the passengers get off the train.

Service between the St. George and Clifton stations is suspended in both directions.

The 14-mile railroad is a transit backbone on Staten Island. The railway carries about 16,000 people on an average weekday.


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