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New York: Commuter train derailed in Brooklyn

Seventy-six people were reported injured after a Long Island Rail Road train derailed on Wednesday morning at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, New York.

The New York City Fire Department said all injuries reported are non-life threatening.

Atlantic Terminal, formerly known as Flatbush Avenue station, is the westernmost stop on the Long Island Rail Road’s Atlantic Branch. It is located near Flatbush and Atlantic avenues in Brooklyn.

The LIRR operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays, with service intervals varying by destination and time of day, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 301,000 customers each weekday.

A passenger on the train described the crash to WNBC, saying they heard a loud boom, then train doors opened.

“I don’t know, all I remember is being on the floor,” a woman said.

The derailment comes months after a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into the station at a major transit hub for Manhattan, killing one person and injuring 108 including the engineer.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/04/long-island-rail-road-train-derails-at-atlantic-terminal-in-brooklyn-ny.html