10-car commuter train from NYC disabled in tunnel

NEW YORK (AP) — A commuter train from New York City to Long Island has become disabled and may have derailed in a tunnel under the East River. No injuries have been reported.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says it happened around 6 p.m.

The 10-car Long Island Rail Road train was moving slowly as it entered the tunnel. Anders says it probably derailed.

Passengers in the rear five cars walked through the train and got out. Anders says another train is being brought alongside for passengers in the front five cars to disembark.

The disabled train has blocked one of four tunnels under the river. Anders says there are cancellations and delays. Westbound service into New York City has been suspended to allow trains to head east using the three remaining tunnels.