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Saw this story on the news this morning. It was horrible, black smoke was POURING out of the subway grates. Several ppl have life threatening injuries. The fire might have started on the train so those cars might be scrap.

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3 hours ago, trainfan22 said:

36-Year-Old Man Dies in NYC Underground Subway Station Fire

At least one man has died and 16 people were injured early Friday morning after a fire broke out inside an underground subway station in Manhattan.

Four of the injured sustained life-threatening injuries, according to the FDNY. Firefighters say the call about train car fire at 110th Street Central Park North subway station came in around 3:20 a.m. 

Large plumes of smoke can be seen billowing out from the grates on the street. 

"It's in the subway station so there's no ventilation or limited ventilation. Besides that, you have to get the hose lines down through turnstiles which are also secured and everything. It made it a difficult operation but that's what we do. We overcome and we put it out," an FDNY spokesperson told reporters.

Police say the fire started at Broadway and 96th Street and confirmed that a 36-year-old man died.

The MTA suspended its 3 train service between 148th Street and Times Square due to the fire. Uptown 2 trains are also ending at 96 Street.

No other information was immediately available

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Oh my god.... 😢 

Had this been a typical Friday morning, this would’ve been a much bigger tragedy.

17 minutes ago, Jova42R said:

Was it an R62 (3) or R142A (2)?

RIP.

It appears to be an R142

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Now being reported as the train operator was the one who passed away.  Was found on the roadbed.

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The C/R is a hero for saving the lives of all the passengers, and got murdered in what appears to be deliberately set fires. This is murder! This one really really hit me. It makes me so angry that in the last few years more and more conductors have been insulted, assaulted, beaten, spat on and disrespected. Do people not realize how hard their job is? How much of a toll it takes on them? I wish condolences to the family and friends of this true hero. I don't know why these fires were started, but (from a distance) it seems that career criminals and vandals are seizing on lower subway ridership to wreak havoc. This has got to stop.

One Person Dies and 16 Are Injured in a Subway Fire in Manhattan
The New York Fire Department said reports about the fire, at the 110th Street Central Park North subway stop, came in at about 3:20 a.m.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/nyregion/subway-fire-death.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage


Police outside of the 110th Street Central Park North stop on Friday.
By Christina Goldbaum and Maria Cramer
March 27, 2020
Updated 10:42 a.m. ET

A subway conductor was killed early Friday after a fire erupted inside a train car at a station along the northern edge of Central Park, officials said.

The fire was reported as a No. 2 train pulled into the station and a transit employee, who was on the train as a passenger, told the conductor that there was heavy smoke and fire in the second car of the train, said Brian McGee, a deputy chief of detectives.

When the train stopped at the station around 3:18 a.m., both workers for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority evacuated passengers. But when emergency workers arrived on the scene the conductor was found laying on the tracks, officials said. He was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Police were investigating the fire and believe it may be connected to two other fires in the transit system in Manhattan, one at 86th Street station and another at 96th Street station, that were also reported around 3:15 a.m. Friday.

A third fire on the street level was reported later in the morning at the 116th Street station.

“We are devastated by this, this is a hard moment for New York City Transit,” Sarah Feinberg, interim president of New York City Transit, said at a news conference on Friday morning.

Seventeen other people, including five firefighters, were injured, according to a spokesman for the New York Fire Department. Four people were in critical condition, and another person was in serious condition but the injuries were not life-threatening. The five firefighters suffered minor injuries.

More than 100 emergency personnel responded and the fire was brought under control at about 3:50 a.m., he said. At about 6:45 a.m. firefighters were still working to extinguish the flames.

Video from outside the station shows plumes of black smoke pouring out of the sidewalk grates as the fire raged in the early morning.

It is unclear how the fire began or whether it started inside or outside the car, said Lieutenant Thomas Antonetti, a spokesman for the New York Police Department.

 

“That’s what they’re trying to ascertain,” he said of the fire investigators on the scene Friday morning.

No arrests have been made, according to the police, who are investigating the incident as a criminal matter.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the subway, wrote on Twitter at 3:24 a.m. that it was trying to remove a train from service at the station, and then said that it had “removed power on all tracks to allow the Fire Department to extinguish a fire” there.

The agency suspended some service on the No. 2 and No. 3 lines Friday morning, with delays on the No. 4 and No. 5 lines as well.
 

 

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31 minutes ago, mine248 said:

https://imgur.com/a/RjnFUaE someone ended up obtaining these pics 

These cars (6346-6350) are toast. Add at least five more cars to the R262 order.

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The location is also not good. There was a train behind it in the tunnel, and they had to use an emergency exit (likely one in Central Park).

Per the press conference, significant damage was done to the station as well.

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MTA Service Status
Part Suspended  Posted: 03/27/2020  9:21AM 

(3) trains are running only between New Lots Av and 96 St and via the (1) line to/from 137 St-City College while FDNY investigates after an earlier fire at Central Park North (110 St).

There is no (3)  service between 96 St and Harlem-148 St.

Trains are running local between Times Sq-42 St and 96 St in both directions, but are skipping 96 St and 86 St in both directions at the request of FDNY.

Expect extensive delays in both directions.

Alternatives:

Some (4) trains will be extended to/from New Lots Av to provide alternate service. 

(5) trains are making local stops between Franklin Av and Nevins St in Brooklyn. 

For service on Lenox Av, consider using M7 and M102 service. Also consider using crosstown Bx19 and Bx15 buses to/from (A) , (C) , (D) , (4) , (5) and (6) service. 

For 96 St and 86 St, consider traveling to nearby 96 St and 86 St stations on the (C) line. Or, take M104 bus service on Broadway to/from 72 St. 


Part Suspended  Posted: 03/27/2020  7:29AM 

(2)  trains are running as a shuttle between Wakefield-241 St and E 180 St today.


For alternate service in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn, use (5)  train service. Transfer between (2) and (5)  trains at E 180 St. 

Note: (5)  trains are not stopping along the (2) line in Manhattan while FDNY investigates after an earlier fire at Central Park North (110 St). 


Stations Skipped  Posted: 03/27/2020  9:52AM 

(1) trains are skipping 96 St and 86 St in both directions at the request of FDNY so they can investigate an earlier fire at Central Park North (110 St).


Please see a station agent to receive a courtesy pass for continuing subway or bus service.

Consider traveling to nearby 96 St and 86 St stations on the (C)  Subway line. Or, take M104 bus service on Broadway to/from 72 St, 79 St or 103 St.

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Whoever caused a fire on R142 6346-6350, that killed a motorman, must not have the intelligence inside his head. Someone doesn’t like the R142s but this one went too far saying, just because we have a pandemic shutdown of business, does not give this person the rights to destroy a subway car. 

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18 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

 It makes me so angry that in the last few years more and more conductors have been insulted, assaulted, beaten, spat on and disrespected. Do people not realize how hard their job is? How much of a toll it takes on them? 

This is a larger societal problem but people just don't give a shit about this. To some degree, public facing jobs like these have become viewed upon as slavery (see bellyaching about "essential workers" and minimum wage in this pandemic)

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1 minute ago, DCTransitFilms said:

@Union Tpke could be vandalism or electrical failure imo. 

Likely vandalism/arson. There were a few other suspicious fires on the subway nearby.

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36 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

The C/R is a hero for saving the lives of all the passengers, and got murdered in what appears to be deliberately set fires. This is murder! This one really really hit me. It makes me so angry that in the last few years more and more conductors have been insulted, assaulted, beaten, spat on and disrespected. Do people not realize how hard their job is? How much of a toll it takes on them? I wish condolences to the family and friends of this true hero. I don't know why these fires were started, but (from a distance) it seems that career criminals and vandals are seizing on lower subway ridership to wreak havoc. This has got to stop.

Perhaps assaulting any conductor or bus driver is one thing, but actually burning up a 142 set from the Wakefield Yard to murder a motorman has got to be taking this too far. As you said, I gotta give credit to the conductor of the 2:15 out of the Bush on the (2) train that helped to evacuate the passengers that got affected by this merciless fire because they did not play any role to do this.

19 minutes ago, FLX9304 said:

Whoever caused a fire on R142 6346-6350, that killed a motorman, must not have the intelligence inside his head.

Now Wakefield is down by two sets because of one douchebag of a passenger that did this.

18 minutes ago, Around the Horn said:

This is a larger societal problem but people just don't give a shit about this.

Which is a factor as to why the penalty for assaulting a conductor or any other public servant should be more severe than just seven years.

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1 minute ago, 4 via Mosholu said:

Perhaps assaulting any conductor or bus driver is one thing, but actually burning up a 142 set from the Wakefield Yard to murder a motorman has got to be taking this too far. As you said, I gotta give credit to the conductor of the 2:15 out of the Bush on the (2) train that helped to evacuate the passengers that got affected by this merciless fire because they did not play any role to do this.

Now Wakefield is down by two sets because of one douchebag of a passenger that did this.

Which is a factor as to why the penalty for assaulting a conductor or any other public servant should be more severe than just seven years.

@4 via Mosholu First, it was a conductor. Second, it is unclear what the intent was, and I doubt they were trying to specifically target the conductor. It is also unclear whether the fires were intentional, though they seem to be. Third, it is called 239th Street Yard.

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UPDATE: An apparent emotionally disturbed person is being questioned by investigators in connection with the fire, two senior law enforcement officials said. It is too soon to say if the fire was a deliberate act or if the man played a role in it, the officials said. At this point, authorities are treating the incident as suspicious, they said.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/4-hurt-following-underground-fire-at-central-park-north-subway-station-fdny/2346682/

Remember, the investigation is still going on.

The TWU said the following:

The union identified the man who died as Garrett Goble.

“This is a terrible tragedy for this young train operator, his family, and for the entire transit workforce. A young man serving the public during a national crisis was killed at just 36 years of age," TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano said in a statement. "Our conductor acted heroically to move passengers to the platform out of danger and deserves our deepest thanks and support for his bravery."

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