Photo credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/ Patrick Cashin
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.
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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.