MTA Press Releases

Press Release
November 6, 2007
M Train Incident at Chambers Street

At approximately 10:55 a.m., a southbound M train approaching the relay (turn around) position struck the bumper block outside of the Chambers Street station. The train, which runs between Lower Manhattan and Middle Village, Queens, was in between runs and had discharged all customers at Chambers Street. Due to the collision, the train operator was briefly trapped in the cab of the first car. He was subsequently removed to St. Vincent's Hospital. The train did not derail; however, there is significant damage to the first two cars and somewhat lighter damage to another four. The cause of this incident is under investigation. There was no effect to service.