Subway derailment in Brighton Beach affecting Q, B lines

- A Q train derailed in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Friday morning impacting the Q and B lines.

Two wheels of a Q subway car came off the tracks at about 9 a.m., according to police.

As a result of the minor derailment, Southbound Q Subway trains are running on the R Subway line from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St (Bklyn), then express via N Subway line to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

Both directions, B Subway trains are running from 145 St to Kings Hwy and terminate.

Both directions, there is no B Subway train service between Kings Hwy and Brighton Beach.

Travel Alternatives: For service between Kings Hwy and Coney Island-Stillwell Av shuttle bus Shuttle Bus Service icon service is being provided.

B36 buses are making nearby station stops to Sheepshead Bay.

B49 buses are making nearby station stops to Sheepshead Bay, Kings Hwy, Avenue U and Neck Road.

B68 buses are making nearby station stops to Kings Hwy, Avenue U, Neck Rd, Brighton Beach and Ocean Pkwy.

B82 buses are making nearby station stops to Kings Hwy.

There were no reports of injuries. SkyFoxHD was over the scene where the backend of the train was still at the station. The passengers were put on a rescue train.

Transit in and around New York City has been plagued by a series of recent derailments, delays and breakdowns.

Last month, a Harlem subway derailment tossed around riders and forced hundreds to evacuate through darkened tunnels.

NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito weighed in on Friday's derailment:

“This morning's subway derailment in Brighton Beach is simply the latest in a troubling pattern of incidents that have made clear that the MTA is in dire need of increased funding at both the City and State levels. Millions of New Yorkers rely on our subways each and every day to get around our city, and they deserve a safe and reliable form of public transit. Instead of wasting time pointing fingers and arguing over who controls the MTA, we should be focused on finding solutions to these urgent transit issues. We must work together - at all levels of government - and recommit to making much needed investments that will ensure that our aging subway remains safe for all riders."

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