There are delays and multiple impacts in 4 5 and 6 service while we remove third-rail power after someone was fatally struck by a train at Astor Place. https://t.co/Z7aQlLpRmm— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) February 24, 2020
Several readers have passed along information that there are extensive delays on the 4, 5 and 6 trains this afternoon (as of 3:30 p.m.).
According to the MTA and various social media users, a man on the tracks was struck by a southbound 6 train at Astor Place around 3 p.m.
In an alert at 4:18 p.m., the MTA reported that service was resuming. However, the MTA says southbound 6 trains are skipping Astor Place as the NYPD and FDNY continue their investigation.
Will post more information as it becomes available.
Per the Post:
Monday’s victim was already on the roadbed in the East Village station when a southbound No. 6 train ran over him around 3 p.m., cops said. He was declared dead at the scene.
It was not immediately clear how the victim ended up in the tracks, police said.
A man was also struck by a train at Astor Place yesterday morning. He was walking along the tracks, according to published reports. He was expected to survive his injuries.
According to Gothamist, the victim was an 80-year-old man, who jumped on the tracks to retrieve an item he dropped.