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Service restored on subway lines disrupted by derailment

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Service on the E, F, M and R subway lines was restored just in time for the Monday morning commute.

Six subway cars of the Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound express F train derailed in a tunnel near the 65th St. station in Woodside, Queens, Friday morning. Four people were hospitalized for suffered serious injuries, while 15 others were treated at the scene.

Approximately 1,000 people were aboard the train when it derailed below Broadway and about 1,200 feet from the station at 10:30 a.m.

First responders helped many passengers evacuate the tunnel through an access hatch in the sidewalk near 60th St. That operation took about two hours, the MTA said.

An E train that was nearby was revered back into Queens Plaza where passengers were discharged. Packed MTA buses helped carrying passengers out of Queens Plaza.

The middle six cars of the eight-car train jumped the tracks, the FDNY said. The cars tilted noticeably just before derailing but remained upright.

Transit officials say a section of rail that snapped and caused a New York City subway train to derail had been installed just weeks ago.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority said Saturday that the rail that broke underneath an F train in Queens on Friday was manufactured in the U.S. in November. It was installed in March.

The MTA says other rails from that shipment will be inspected.

As of Sunday, all of the subway cars that derailed in the tunnel have been removed from the tracks, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said, adding that crews were working to get normal express and local train service running again by the start of the work week.

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