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Early morning Q train commuters received an unexpected jolt after a driver lost control of an SUV, crashed through a fence and landed on top of a Q train between Church Avenue and Beverley Road, causing delays along the Brighton line.

DNAinfo reports:

The south-bound Q train had just left the Church Avenue station about 5 a.m. when the woman plowed through a fence near Albemarle Road and East 16th Street, creating a kind of ramp that allowed her to settle her front tires atop the train, according to an NYPD spokesman and a witness.

The woman who was behind the wheel walked away from the incident and still hasn’t been found, the police spokesman said.

A Twitter user, BKSHOSHANNAH, captured the aftermath on camera,which we posted above.

No injuries were reported, and a rescue train was dispatched to transfer approximately 50 commuters back to the Church Avenue train station. The SUV was removed by approximately 9:30 a.m. Fencing was being pulled from the track until just before noon.

As a result of the accident, southbound Q trains ran express from Prospect Park to Kings Highway, with the MTA notifications crediting it to a “stalled train.”

Minutes before noon, the MTA website and Twitter feed announced that local service has resumed with delays.

Here are a few more photos from the MTA’s NYCTSubwayScoop feed:

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Source: Queens Surface 295/Flickr

B LINE

From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound B trains run local from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

Q LINE

All times until summer 2014: Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, there are no Q trains between 57 St-7 Av and Ditmars Blvd – take the N.

From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Newkirk Plaza to Kings Hwy.

F LINE

From 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, F trains run local between 21 St-Queensbridge and 71 Av.

Worn out street striping. Photo by Allan Rosen

Worn out street striping. Photo by Allan Rosen

THE COMMUTE: The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) claims that safety is their first priority. Nonsense. Why are there always large sections of the Belt Parkway with malfunctioning street lights for three months or more? As soon as one section is repaired, another section is in the dark. This has been a problem long before Superstorm Sandy. Pitch blackness is especially hazardous at entrances and exits of highways if you are new to a particular highway. If it is coupled with poor signage, it is a recipe for disaster for unfamiliar drivers who can make a sudden or erratic decision leading to an accident.

After Sandy, the problem only worsened. City Councilman Alan Maisel recently wrote to the new DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, complaining that lights on the Belt Parkway in Plumb Beach have been out for 15 months. He cited unfulfilled promises made to his predecessor, former City Councilman Lew Fidler, that the problem would be repaired by now. The lights were still out as of last week. If elected officials can’t get results, what chance does an ordinary citizen have? It is inexcusable for large sections of highway to be in the dark, especially during winter months, when there is less daylight, for so long a period of time.

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Q LINE

All times until early summer 2014: Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd.

From 10:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there are no Q trains between Kings Highway and Prospect Park – Take free shuttle buses. Q service operates between Ditmars Blvd/57 St-7 Av and Prospect Park. Free shuttle buses operate between Prospect Park and Kings Hwy, stopping at Prospect Park, Parkside Av, Church Av, Beverley Rd, Cortelyou Rd, Newkirk Plaza, Avenue H, Avenue J, Avenue M, and Kings Hwy.

F LINE

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 15St-Prospect Park and 4 Av-0 St.

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, trains stop at Elmhurst, Grand Avs, Woodhaven Blvd, 63 Dr and 67 Av.

Whoa. Abstract. Kind of like the concept of undisrupted subway service citywide. (Source: diaper/Flickr)

B LINE

From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound B trains run local from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

From 9:30 p.m. to 12 midnight, Monday to Thursday, B service ends early each night.

Q LINE

All times until summer 2014: Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.

From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Newkirk Plaza to Kings Hwy.

From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, Q service is extended to the 21 St-Queensbridge F station

F LINE

From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, F trains are rerouted via the E between W 4 St and Roosevelt Av, in both directions.

From 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, 179 St-bound F trains make local stops at 36 St, Steinway St, 46 St, Northern Blvd, and 65 St.

Display using the BusTime app on an iPad. Click to enlarge

Display using the Bus Bus NYC, an app on an iPad that uses BusTime data. Click to enlarge

THE COMMUTE: BusTime, already available on all bus routes in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island, has been expanded to all bus routes in Brooklyn as of Saturday. Previously in Brooklyn, it had only been available for the B61 and B63 bus routes. The expansion throughout Brooklyn and Queens, originally scheduled for 2013, was revised to March 9, 2014 according to an MTA press release, but was actually available a day early.

Signs, however, announcing the expansion to every borough already began appearing in several subway stations as early as February 24th. Leave it to the MTA to cause unnecessary confusion, even if it was only for two weeks.

What Is BusTime?

We’ve discussed BusTime several times before. It is a bus tracking system advising passengers where the next bus is so they would no longer have to rely on schedules, which are mostly not adhered to. Originally intended to be digital displays, either stand alone or built into the bus shelter, showing the arrival of the next bus, the MTA opted for a different system. A system that is only available to computer and smartphone users and those who know how to send text messages on a cell phone. Yes, that is most of the population, but does not include many seniors who are not tech savvy.

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Q LINE

All times until early summer 2014: Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd.

From 10:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there are no Q trains between Stillwell Av and Prospect Park – Take free shuttle buses. Q service operates between Ditmars Blvd/57 St-7 Av and Prospect Park. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  1. Express between Stillwell Av and Prospect Park, stopping at Stillwell Av, West 8 St, Ocean Pkwy, Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Neck Rd, Avenue U, Kings Hwy, Flatbush Av 2, and Prospect Park.
  2. Local between Prospect Park and Kings Hwy, stopping at Prospect Park, Parkside Av, Church Av, Beverley Rd, Cortelyou Rd, Newkirk Plaza, Avenue H, Avenue J, Avenue M, and Kings Hwy.
  3. To Manhattan, take the D, F, or N from Stillwell Av.
  4. To Coney Island, take the D, F, or N at 34 St-Herald Sq or the D or N at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

F LINE

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Queens-bound F trains run express from Church Av to Smith-9 Sts.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the A from W 4 St to Jay St-MetroTech.

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, F trains run local in both directions between Roosevelt Av and 71 Av.

Source: dtanist/Flickr

B LINE

From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound B trains run local from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park

Q LINE

All times until summer 2014: Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.

From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, there are no trains at N, Q and R stations in Manhattan. Q trains are rerouted via the D 6 Av line in Manhattan to/from the 57 St F station. Q trains operate as follows:

  • 57 St/Manhattan-bound Q: After DeKalb Av, Q trains run via the D to 47-50 Sts, then to the 57 St F station, the last stop.
  • Coney Island-bound Q: Trains originate at the 57 St F station, then run via the D to Brooklyn. Regular Coney Island-bound Q service resumes at DeKalb Av.

F LINE

From 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, F trains run local between Roosevelt Av and 71 Av in both directions.

Source: wallyg/Flickr

Q LINE

All times until early summer 2014: Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd.

F LINE

From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

Source: heathbrandon/Flickr

B LINE

From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound B trains run local from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

Q LINE

All times until early summer 2014: Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.

From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Newkirk Plaza to Kings Hwy.

F LINE

From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, F trains are rerouted via the A in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech. There are no F trains at B’way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway, and York St. Free shuttle buses and D trains provide alternate service.

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