Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The ol' reliable 7 train went down again
From the Daily News:
More than 540 New York straphangers were evacuated from a No. 7 train inside the tunnel under the East River on Monday morning after a mechanical issue led the tube to fill with smoke, officials said.
At least one person had been injured in the evacuation, officials said. The extent of the injuries was not immediately known, but wasn’t considered to be life threatening.
The trouble arose about 8:30 a.m. when a device known as a sliding shoe, which transmits power from the third rail to the train, fell out of position, an MTA spokeswoman said.
The shoe, as a result, touched a protective board, which caused smoke to develop and the train to come to a grinding halt.
The FDNY brought in a rescue train to evacuate passengers from the stranded one.