May 6, 2014

N.Y. subway rail that snapped in derailment was new

Photo credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/ Patrick Cashin

Photo credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/ Patrick Cashin

Emergency service workers responded to the derailment of an F train under Broadway and 60th Street in Woodside, Queens, on May 2, 2014.

NEW YORK CITY — The AP reported that the subway rail that snapped and caused a train to derail, injuring 19 passengers last Friday, was installed just weeks before the accident, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) said.

RELATED: NYCT train derailment (photo gallery)

The rail that broke underneath a train in Queens was manufactured in the U.S. in November and installed in March. The other rails from that shipment will be tracked down and inspected, according to the MTA.

The cause of the derailment, the most significant in years on the nation's largest subway system, remains under investigation, the AP reported. For the full story, click here.

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