On Thursday, Jan. 5, a derailment happened in the subway system on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. A 1 train that carried about 300 passengers collided at low speed with an empty train car. Investigators say that vandals inside the empty car had pulled the emergency brakes. After that, train operators were told by the control center to cut the brakes of the out-of-service train and push it to the rail yard.  TWU Local 100 President Richard Davis made it clear that the conductors in his union were not at fault, and that the train should not have been moving. “The movements of the out-of-service train on the tracks were controlled by management…[they] give directions or orders on how to move the train,” he added.

Read the full story by Ali Bauman and Alecia Reid for CBS NEW YORK, here:


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